Category Archives: Consumer

STMicroelectronics Outlines Always-On 6-Axis Ultra-Performance Accelerometer/Gyroscope Combo that Drops the Power/Space Bar

New power-efficient, low-noise device is ideally suited to Internet of Things, wearable, indoor navigation, and handheld applications Geneva, September 9, 2014 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) 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 mobile applications 1, […]

MEMS Executive Congress

By Michael Stanley The 2010 MEMS Executive Congress is being held this week from Nov. 3-5 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Sponsored by the MEMS Industry Group, the conference brings together MEMS suppliers and end-users.  The Congress will include several panel discussions: Smart and Clean Energy: Enabled by MEMS Next-Generation Mobile Consumer MEMS Robotics & Intelligent Healthcare […]

MEMS Technology Summit

By Mike Stanley This week, Stanford University is hosting the MEMS Technology Summit. Event sponsors constitute a “who’s who” of the MEMS field.  The event itself is billed as a celebration of 25 years MEMS development dating back to the founding of NovaSensor by several of the event organizers. The MEMS Technology Summit will cover […]

Sensing Danger in Paradise

By Mike Stanley My darling wife recently booked us for a week’s stay at a traditional beach side resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. You know the kind of place I’m talking about. Thatched huts on the beach, no phones, no TV, NO INTERNET ACCESS. The kind of place where if you wear shoes […]

Back to School: Technology Advancements Offer Smart Start

by Mike Stanley Most kids heading back to school this month in the U.S. are returning to an environment far different than the one I had growing up in the 60s and 70s in the “hollers” of southern Indiana. Back then, our parents didn’t worry when we disappeared for hours on end, exploring the woods […]

Consumer and Cell Phone MEMS to Generate $2 Billion in 2011

Emerging MEMS, handsets and tablets will fuel growth January 31, 2011 Jérémie Bouchaud With demand for hot products like tablets on the rise, the microelectromechanical system (MEMS) market for consumer electronic devices and cell phones in 2011 will grow by more than 25 percent, nearly duplicating the industry recovery of 2010 following the economic crisis, […]

STMicro and TriQuint capitalize on iPhone and iPad MEMS design wins in 2010, says iSuppli

Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 8 February 2011] Capitalizing on their design wins in Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPad, semiconductor suppliers STMicroelectronics and TriQuint in 2010 achieved industry-leading growth in the global market for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in consumer electronics and mobile devices, according to IHS iSuppli. TriQuint’s revenues in this area expanded by 778.6% […]

Consumer MEMS: Crisis? What Crisis?

Jérémie Bouchaud, Director & Princi[ple Analyst Richard Dixon, Senior Analyst Despite the deep cuts in consumer spending on major electronics and mobile products, MEMS continue to thrive in that industry. Revenues of MEMS for mobile handsets and consumer electronics grew 6.8% and enjoy an incredible 18% CAGR over the 2008-2013 time period to top $2.5 […]

Tablets Become Fastest-Growing MEMS Market in 2011

February 3, 2011 Jérémie Bouchaud Driven by soaring demand for Apple Inc.’s iPad and Android-based alternatives, media tablets in 2011 are expected to be the fastest-growing market for microelectromechanical system (MEMS) in the consumer electronics and mobile segment, according to new IHS iSuppli research. Sales of MEMS for use in tablets will rise to $140.4 […]

Tearing down LEGO MINDSTORMS® – STMicroelectronics MEMS accelerometer LIS344ALH.

For those of you who aren’t buying children’s toys anymore, we should first introduce LEGO MINDSTORMS®.If you have been really good this year, you will probably not be content with a simple set of basic LEGO. Even the massive 3,803 piece LEGO Deathstar, complete with trash monster, may not be sufficient reward for your beneficence. No, what you […]