Sensors take growth baton in the MEMS market

  • Driven by new demand from consumer electronics and wireless applications, the global market for Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) will expand to US$8.8 billion in 2012, up from $6.1 billion in 2006, iSuppli predicts. "The markets for mainstay MEMS actuator products – like inkjet heads and Digital Light Processor (DLP) chips from Texas Instruments – finally have passed the baton to MEMS sensors to drive the next growth wave in the market," said Jeremie Bouchaud, director and principal analyst, MEMS, for iSuppli.

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