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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.4, April 2011

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest) and journal, Vol.127, Issue 4, April 2011

2.   Special Issue of Sensors & Transducers journal, Vol.10, April 2011: MEMS & NEMS: Devices and Technologies

3.   Market for New Types of MEMS Booms in 2011

4.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

5.   New Sensors Related Books

6.   Sensors Expo & Conference, June 7-8, 2011, Rosemont, IL, USA

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Research Articles


1. Going Fabless with MEMS

    Bhaskar Choubey, pp.1-14

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2. Micromachined Polycrystalline Si Thermopiles in a T-shirt

    Vladimir Leonov, Yvonne van Andel, Ziyang Wang, Ruud J. M. Vullers and Chris Van Hoof,pp.15-26

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3. Virtual Fabrication of Silicon Nitride Based Multifunctional MEMS Pressure Sensor

    Mahesh Kumar Patankar, pp.27-35

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4. General Development of a New Hall Effect Sensor

    Vlassis N. Petoussis, Panos D. Dimitropoulos, George Stamoulis, pp.36-44

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5. Inspection of Pipe Inner Surface using Advanced Pipe Crawler Robot with PVDF Sensor based Rotating Probe

Vimal Agarwal, Harutoshi Ogai, Kentarou Nishijima and Bishakh Bhattacharya, pp.45-55

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6. Ultrasonic System Approach to Obstacle Detection and Edge Detection

    Yin Thu Win, Hla Thar Htun, Nitin Afzulpurkar, Chumnarn Punyasai, pp.56-68

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7. Monitoring of Various Glucose Concentrations Based on Optical Spectroscopic Reflectometry

Hariyadi Soetedjo, pp.69-75

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8. Studies of Gas Sensing Performance of Barium Zirconate (BaZrO3)

R. M. Chaudhari, V. B. Gaikwad, P. D. Hire, R. L. Patil,S. D. Shinde, N. U. Patil, G. H. Jain, pp.76-87

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9. Modeling and System-level Simulation of Force-balance MEMS Comb Accelerometers

Hao Chen, Limei Xu, pp.88-101

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10.Design and Fabrication of a Lab-on-a-chip for Point-of-care Diagnostics

Anne Balck, Monika Michalzik, Laila Al-Halabi, Stefan Dübel, and Stephanus Büttgenbach, pp.102-111

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

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Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal, Special Issue, Vol. 11, April 2011


MEMS & NEMS: Devices and Technologies, Selected and Extended Papers from Nanotech Conference & Expo' 2010, 21-24 June 2010, Anaheim, CA, USA

Edited by Jason Moore (NASA Langley Research Center, USA).



1. Foreword

    by Jason Moore, pp.I-II

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2. Piezoresistive Sensors Development Using Monolithic CMOS MEMS Technology,
by A. Chaehoi, M. Begbie, D. Weiland, D. O’Connell and S. Ray, pp.1-9
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

3. A Fully Symmetric and Completely Decoupled MEMS-SOI Gyroscope,
Abdelhameed Sharaf, Sherif Sedky, Mohamed Serry, Amro Elshurafa, Mahmoud Ashour and S. E.-D. Habib, pp. 10-22
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4. Surface Acoustic Wave Strain Sensor Model,
by William Wilson, Gary Atkinson, pp.23-33
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

5. Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT) Thin Film Sensors for Fully-Integrated, Passive Telemetric Transponders,
by Richard X. Fu, Ryan C. Toonen, Eric H. Ngo, Melanie W. Cole Samuel G. Hirsch, Mathew P. Ivill, Clifford W. Hubbard, pp.34-42
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

6. Low Cost Three-Dimensional Anemometer for High Spatial Resolution Wind Profiling,
by John Hirano and David Garmire, pp.43-55
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

7. Mechanical Robustness of FPA in a-Si Microbolometer with Fine Pitch,
by Hee Yeoun Kim, Kyoung Min Kim, Byeong Il Kim, Won Soo Jang, Tae Hyun Kim and Tai Young Kang, pp.56-63
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

8. Point-Mass Model for Nano-Patterning Using Dip-Pen Nanolithography (DPN),
by Seok-Won Kang and Debjyoti Banerjee, pp.64-73
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

9. Biomedical Applications of Modified Carbon Glassy Electrode Sensor with Nanoparticles and Dendrimers
by Solomon W. Leung, Yuanhong Wang and James C. K. Lai, pp.74-82

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]



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  • Biomedical Sensors and Instruments - a new CRC Press's book provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the various kinds of biomedical sensors


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Bullet Market for New Types of MEMS Booms in 2011



El Segundo, Calif., April 11, 2011-After only four years of existence, a segment of the microelectromechanical system (MEMS) market known as new MEMS-specifically for consumer electronics (CE) and mobile handsets-will grow by a remarkable 157.4 percent in 2011, powering the expansion of the overall MEMS industry, according to new IHS iSuppli research.


Revenue this year for new CE and mobile MEMS devices will reach $457.3 million, up by more than a factor of 2.5 from $177.6 million in 2010. A category including devices such as 3-axis gyroscopes and pico projectors, the new MEMS segment did not even exist in 2006. However, growth has been nothing short of explosive after the category was devised in 2007 to differentiate the segment from that of older, established MEMS. By 2014, new MEMS will generate revenue of $1.4 billion, as shown in the attached figure below.



Revenue Forecast for MEMS



"New MEMS are at the heart of many of today's most exciting and fastest-growing electronic products, from motion controlled video games, to tablet navigation systems, to tiny projectors embedded in smart phones," said Jйrйmie Bouchaud, director and principal analyst MEMS and sensors for IHS. "This is driving fast revenue growth both for the new MEMS themselves and for the overall MEMS market."


Compared to the triple-digit growth rate of new CE and mobile MEMS, the established MEMS segment is poised to expand only 10.4 percent this year. With older products like accelerometers and single- or dual-axis gyroscopes in its stable, established MEMS will continue to produce bigger revenue overall, but growth as a whole in the next three years will be confined to the range of 9 to 12 percent.


Meanwhile, expansion rates for new CE and mobile MEMS will amount to a hefty 31 to 62 percent from 2012 to 2014.


The net effect of such rapid growth is to increase the portion held by new MEMS of the total CE and mobile MEMS revenue pie. As a result, new MEMS in 2014 will account for 39.5 percent of overall revenue-a far cry from the 0.2 percent share in 2007 when the segment earned just $2.4 million. Without the revenue contribution of new MEMS, IHS believes, overall growth in the MEMS space will be dependable but merely stable at best.


Among new MEMS devices, 3-axis gyroscopes are most likely to take a star turn. Found in the likes of the iPhone 4 from Apple Inc. and the Move remote controller for the PlayStation 3 from Sony Corp., 3-axis gyroscopes feature prominently in applications for smart phones and gaming, with motion recognition functions benefiting greatly from the use of the new MEMS component.


3-axis gyroscopes also can be found in other consumer electronic devices, such as tablets like Apple's iPad 2, Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab as well as in every new tablet; the new 3DS handheld player from Nintendo Corp.; portable media players like Apple's iPod Touch Fourth Generation (4G); and new smart phones from Samsung such as the Nexus or from LG Electronics like the Optimus.


In addition to 3-axis gyroscopes, new MEMS technology is used in tiny pico projectors that are so small they already are embedded in phones or cameras. Another application of new MEMS can be found in the tiny actuators used for the autofocus function in cameras, packed in a small form factor but able to capture high quality images.


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