Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems devices built into mobile phones to grow to $6 billion by 2016


By Telecom Lead Team: Revenues generated by MEMS
(Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) devices built into mobile phones including
sensors, audio, displays and RF will exceed $6 billion by 2016.


The growth is happening because the mobile device market
accelerates, including smartphones, tablets, eReaders and Ultrabooks.


As device vendors are expected to differentiate
themselves with high-quality audio input and to integrate multiple microphones,
the total number of MEMS microphones present in mobile devices shipped will
exceed 2 billion in 2016.


MEMS RF devices are expected to be found in most products
designed for use in wireless products and this is indicated by recent mass
production deals in RF MEMS.


Inertial sensor adoption, including accelerometers,
gyroscopes and magnetometers, has mainly depended on advanced availability and
capability of gaming and navigation applications, thereby becoming ubiquitous
in all mobile devices, particularly in smartphones and tablets. This along with
the continuous growth of mobile device shipments is driving MEMS sensors
forward.


“It is worth noting that MEMS sensors are expected
to become an important differentiator for mobile device manufacturers towards
enabling different capabilities and functionalities, including location based
and navigation services. There are lots of additional functionalities that
smartphones and tablets will pick up over time and those capabilities have
already started to appear such as stabilization control,” said Juniper
Research report author Nitin Bhas.


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