Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) is the integration of mechanical elements,
sensors, actuators, and electronics on a common silicon substrate through microfabrication
technology. MEMS technology allows the development of smart products, augmenting
the computational ability of microelectronics with the perception and control
capabilities of microsensors and microactuators. In MEMS, the electronics are
fabricated using integrated circuit (IC) process sequences. The micromechanical
components of MEMS, on the other hand, are fabricated using compatible 'micromachining'
processes that selectively etch away parts of the silicon wafer or add new structural
layers to form the mechanical and electromechanical devices.
The report forecasts the size of MEMS market in mobile phones over the period
2008-2012. It segments the market by applications of MEMS technology in mobile
phones. Further, it discusses the key market drivers and challenges of the MEMS
market in mobile phones. The report also profiles some of the key MEMS vendors
operating in the mobile phone applications market.
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Posted June 16th, 2009