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Market Insight: MEMS-Based Semiconductor Sensor Capacity Insufficient for IoT Demand in 2020

Published: 10 November 2014

ID: G00270541

Analyst(s): David Christensen, Klaus Rinnen


The top nonoptical sensor manufacturers must increase their micro-electromechanical systems manufacturing capacity by utilizing several options, which include strategic foundry engagement.

Table Of Contents


  • How to Meet Future Manufacturing Demand
    • Option 1: Utilize Current 200 mm Empty-Shell Capacity
    • Option 2: Reopen Shuttered Fabs
    • Option 3: Engage With Other Companies That Have MEMS Technology and Capabilities
    • Option 4: Engage With Foundry
  • Refurbished Equipment Opportunity

Background and Context

The Impact


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