Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Status
of the MEMS industry" report to their offering.
"Status of the MEMS industry" is providing an unique analysis of
the evolution of the MEMS markets, from devices to production equipment and
materials business, from manufacturing infrastructure to the evolution of the
MEMS foundries and fabless companies. For the 5th year, the report is providing
a complete update of the MEMS applications, analyzing application by application
the market trends and the involvement of the key industrial companies.
- Only available report providing a complete vision and analysis of the MEMS
industry, from end customers to devices and equipment and materials manufacturers
- Detailed analysis of the evolution of MEMS in each major geographical areas
- Be sure to have identified the major trends that are impacting the MEMS
business and learn from others what are the answers put in place by the different
The MEMS business and MEMS industry are changing... For the first year, the
MEMS business will almost reached $8B in 2008, with strong growth of the consumer
applications but also for most of the applications in automotive, medical and
industrial business. In volume, the growth of the MEMS markets is reaching 30%
Pushed by this growth, most of the large MEMS manufacturers are either investing
in new 8" lines are transferring their production to MEMS foundries More
than 10 companies have already moved from 6" to 8" manufacturing line
and more than 10 companies will follow very rapidly.
A large number of devices under development since 5 years are now commercialize
(pico projector, MEMS oscillator, RF switches, night vision micro bolometers...)
and are fueling the growth of the MEMS business for the next 5 years.
Even the MEMS packaging is changing: still more than 60% of the cost of a MEMS
devices (with the test), MEMS packaging is changing with the introduction of
wafer level packaging in larger scale and the introduction of 3D packaging in
order to save costs and foot print.
In addition, the report is providing an overview of the new companies created
in 2007 and beginning of 2008 in MEMS, the new investments made, the M&A...
in order to have an updated analysis of the changes and movement of the MEMS
From $7.8B in 2008 to $15.5B in 2012, the average growth of the MEMS markets
is expected to reach 13% in value and 33% in volume. 2.5 B units have been produced
in 2007 and we expected that 8 B units will be produced in 2012. Concerning
production equipment, the market will grow from $310M in 2007 to more than $650M
in 2012. In addition to this production equipment, the R&D equipment have
to be added to these numbers.
This analysis is based on more than 1,500 contacts made every year by YOLE
Développement with MEMS companies and customers of MEMS companies. 18
full time analysts are collecting information on a day to day basis with all
the MEMS manufacturers and their customers.