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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.12, December 2006

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1.   Status of the MEMS Industry

2.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest), No.12, December 2006

3.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

4.   New Published Sensors Books

5.   Subscriber services

6.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


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Bullet Status of the MEMS Industry


Yole Développement has just released its 2006 version of its best seller report “Status of the MEMS industry”. This report describes the evolution of the MEMS industry, the business models, its possible evolutions. According to Jean Christophe Eloy,” The latest YOLE forecasts were indicating that MEMS markets will grow from $ 5.1B to $ 9.7B, representing an annual growth rate close to 15%. Due to the strong growth of the consumer applications, especially in the mobile phone industry, the growth rate is lower than the previous years in term of revenue; the unit growth will be much higher, close to 20%.



The shift from industrial applications consumer applications is driving the MEMS market. More and more semiconductor companies are involved in MEMS manufacturing (all the TOP 50 semiconductor companies are involved in MEMS manufacturing or development). New strategies are emerging with product introduction targeting module approach instead of sensor delivery in order to provide more added-value and avoid price erosion.


For the first time, Yole Développement is analysing the 20 most innovative companies and start-up involved in MEMS design and manufacturing, providing trends for the future growth of MEMS markets ( trends in units, revenues, market shares, business trends and who is doing what in the TOP 5 companies per applications…) and describing innovative developments: Silicon based micro motor for consumer applications, Energy harvesting systems using MEMS as building blocks, Integrated 2 axis gyroscopes and liquid  lenses for consumer application , Portable projection modules, MEMS based memory, Microfuell cells, Automated distribution frames using MEMS as technology replacement, Innovative fluidic systems, Innovative MEMS display.



Yole Développement

45 Rue Sainte Geneviève, 69006 Lyon, France

Tel : +33 472 83 01 80

About Yole Développement, David Jourdan, jourdan@yole.fr, tel: +33 (0)472 83 01 90

About this report, Jean Christophe Eloy, eloy@yole.fr, tel: +33 (0)472 83 01 82



Bullet Sensors & Transducers e-Digest (ISSN 1726-5479), Vol. 74, No. 12, December 2006




1) Monitoring of High Pressure with Fiber Optic Sensor

by Pandey N.K., Yadav B.C., Tripathi Anupam, pp. 834-838


2) Experimental Validation of Fluorescence Intensity Ratio/Fluorescence Lifetime Temperature Sensing Technique

by Vineet Kumar Rai and S. B. Rai, pp.839-843


3) Sensors and Methods for Electromagnetic Pulse Identification

by Pavel Fiala, Petr Drexler


4) Characterization Technique of an Excited Solid-State Piezoelectric Transformer as a Function of Transient Time

by Selemani Seif, pp.855-863


5) Methanol Sensing Behavior of Strontium(II) Added MgAl2O4 Composites Through Solid-State Electrical Conductivity Measurements

by J. Judith Vijaya, L. John Kennedy, G. Sekeran, K.S. Nagaraja, pp.855-863


6) Surface Activated ZnO Thick Film Resistors for LPG Gas Sensing

by D.R. Patil, L.A. Patil , G.H. Jain, M.S. Wagh, S.A. Patil, pp.874-883



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Bullet Sensors Web Portal Up-Date Briefs




Bullet New Published Sensors Books


Soft Sensors for Monitoring and Control of Industrial Processes, by L. Fortuna, S. Graziani, A. Rizzo, M.G. Xibilia


The 2007-2012 World Outlook for CMOS Image Sensors

by Philip M. Parker


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Publisher: Springer

Hardcover: 292 pages

Pubdate: 5 December 2006

ISBN: 1846284791


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Publisher: ICON Group International, Inc

Paperback: 235 pages

Pubdate: 13 October 2006

ISBN: 0497353504


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