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Market Trends: MEMS Technology Enables Semiconductor Sensor Proliferation

Published: 11 April 2014

ID: G00254277

Analyst(s): Steve Ohr, Adriana Blanco

Summary

Micro-electromechanical systems technology has enabled more sensors being used in cars, mobile phones, tablets and other handheld devices. The Internet of Things offers a variety of sensor applications, but vendors should remember that the major markets remain automotive, mobile phones and tablets.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

  • Semiconductor Sensor Market Overview

Market Trend

  • Proliferation of Combined Sensor Packages, Sensor Hubs and Sensor Fusion
  • Application Types — Automotive, Mobile Phones and Media Tablets Remain the Largest Revenue Contributors for Sensor Use
  • Sensor Type — Inertial Sensors Remain Dominant
  • Sensors and the IoT
  • Market Structure Trend — Niche Suppliers Versus Broad Suppliers
  • Technology Trend — MEMS Technology Is a Key Driver for Sensor Development and Further Applications

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