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USPTO Grants Core Patent to Sand 9 for Piezoelectric MEMS Microphones

USPTO Grants Core Patent to Sand 9 for Piezoelectric MEMS Microphones

Sand 9, Inc., a pioneer in piezoelectric micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) timing products for wireless and wired applications, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company a core patent based on the use of piezoelectric MEMS for a wafer-level, chip-scale packaged (WLCSP) microphone (US20140084395 A1). [More]
Freescale Semiconductor Announces Premium Support for MEMS Industry Group’s Open-Source Sensor Fusion Collaboration

Freescale Semiconductor Announces Premium Support for MEMS Industry Group’s Open-Source Sensor Fusion Collaboration

Freescale Semiconductor today announced premium support for MEMS Industry Group’s open-source sensor fusion collaboration, Accelerated Innovation Community (AIC). In addition to contributing its industry-leading sensor fusion software, Freescale is making available its sensor fusion development kit and additional development technology based on its Freedom development platforms for Freescale Sensors and Kinetis MCUs with Bluetooth. [More]
MEMS Industry Group's MEMS Executive Congress Held November 5-7 in Scottsdale, Arizona

MEMS Industry Group's MEMS Executive Congress Held November 5-7 in Scottsdale, Arizona

MEMS Industry Group (MIG)'s MEMS Executive Congress -- held November 5-7 in Scottsdale, AZ -- showed why the micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)/sensors industry is spearheading new user experiences in consumer, environmental, healthcare/medical and industrial applications. [More]
mCube Offers Smallest, Lowest Power Consumption eCompass and iGyro Sensors

mCube Offers Smallest, Lowest Power Consumption eCompass and iGyro Sensors

Expanding its portfolio of the world’s smallest MEMS motion sensors, mCube today announced the availability of its third generation electronic compass (eCompass) and second generation iGyro™ motion sensors. [More]
First Open-Source Algorithm Cooperative Announced at MEMS Executive Congress US 2014

First Open-Source Algorithm Cooperative Announced at MEMS Executive Congress US 2014

MEMS Executive Congress -- Karen Lightman, executive director of MEMS Industry Group (MIG), today announced the first open-source algorithm cooperative, Accelerated Innovation Community (AIC), during her opening remarks at MEMS Executive Congress US 2014. [More]
STMicroelectronics Starts Production of MEMS Sensors using THELMA60 Surface-Micromachining Fabrication Process

STMicroelectronics Starts Production of MEMS Sensors using THELMA60 Surface-Micromachining Fabrication Process

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, the world's top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturer and the leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and mobile1 as well as automotive applications2, today announced that it had started production of MEMS sensors using its newly qualified, proprietary THELMA60 (60µm Thick Epi-poly Layer for Micro-gyroscopes and Accelerometers) surface-micromachining fabrication process. [More]
TowerJazz and Physical Logic Report Milestone in Mass Production of MEMS-Based Accelerometer Family

TowerJazz and Physical Logic Report Milestone in Mass Production of MEMS-Based Accelerometer Family

TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, and Physical Logic Ltd., a developer of MEMS-based sensor applications, announced today a milestone achievement for mass production of its first generation high performance MEMS-based accelerometer family (MAXL-OL-2000). [More]
Six Companies to Compete in MIG's MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase

Six Companies to Compete in MIG's MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase

Six companies selected from a pool of applicants will compete in MEMS Industry Group's (MIG)'s MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase at MEMS Executive Congress. [More]
MiraMEMS Introduces Smallest eCompass with 3-axis Accelerometer and Magnetometer

MiraMEMS Introduces Smallest eCompass with 3-axis Accelerometer and Magnetometer

MiraMEMS, a leading MEMS sensor and solution provider, today announced the world's smallest eCompass combining a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer, which is pin to pin compatible with the g-sensor family and can provide a gyroscope feature with software supported. [More]
Houston Methodist Hospital Offers New CardioMEMS HF System Treatment

Houston Methodist Hospital Offers New CardioMEMS HF System Treatment

A new miniaturized, wireless monitoring system, implanted in the pulmonary artery, is helping keep patients with severe heart failure out of the hospital. Houston Methodist Hospital is the first institution in Houston to offer this to heart failure patients. [More]