October 2, 2014

MEMS Applications For Medical, Automotive, Industrial And Defense Are Showing Healthy Growth

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled “Status of the MEMS Industry 2014“. According to this report, MEMS industry is expected to grow at a CAGR a 13% CAGR through 2019, resulting in a $24B MEMS market. Of the aforementioned applications, medical will have the largest individual CAGR (24%).

Indeed, medical is expected to be the fastest-growing MEMS market, driven by miniaturization, wireless communication and decreased power consumption. Many changes are contributing to this market dynamic. For example:

  • The demand for in-home digital blood pressure monitors is growing rapidly, as they allow hypertension patients to monitor their blood pressure levels at home
  • Accelerometers are emerging in patient activity monitoring systems

Microfluidics is still the largest market with different trends, for example:

  • Integration of sample preparation into the chip in order to obtain total analysis systems
  • Microfluidic chip cost reduction to address the disposable devices market through manufacturing techniques
  • Increased chip density for multiplexing, research applications and genome analysis
  •  Integration of functions mainly done at system level
  •  For dispensers, the largest growth is expected in the inhaler market, which might find applications outside the respiratory disease market

On the devices side, chemical MEMS, infrared sensors and new magnetic MEMS are also new opportunities. For example, the major changes in consumer applications will come from the adoption of chemical and humidity sensors in smartphones. With Samsung integrating Sensirion’s component in the Galaxy S4, we foresee consistent adoption of chemical sensors. Despite the suppression of this sensor from the S5 series, and even though no other smartphones currently integrate chemical sensing, we still expect progressive adoption of chemical sensors in smartphones beginning in 2016 with small volumes series first (CO2 sensors, etc.), and ramping-up in 2018.

These are just a few examples of factors driving the MEMS market. Our MIS 2014 report presents a deep analysis for every MEMS market: automotive, consumer, medical, defense, aeronautics, industrial and telecommunications.

MEMS Industry Report Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Status of the MEMS Industry 2014.



• Understanding of MEMS markets and applications
• Understanding of MEMS players’ strategies
• Evolution of competitive environment
• Analysis of MEMS technology challenges
• Analysis of the latest M&As and startups


• 2013-2019 MEMS markets (in units, $US and wafers)
• 2013 MEMS players ranking
• Description of 2013 MEMS applications: automotive, consumer, medical, defense, aeronautics, industrial, telecommunication
• Overview of current MEMS challenges: size reduction, cost pressure, packaging issues, new sensing principles, future manufacturing technologies
• Analysis of possible future technologies for sensors and MEMS
• Dedicated MEMS production analysis
• All MEMS devices and applications (220+ applications) are covered

COMPANIES CITED IN THE REPORT (non-exhaustive list)

AAC, Abbott, Advanced Micro Sensors, Advanced Thin Films, Aichi Mi, AKM, Alps Electric, Analog Devices, Apple, Asia Pacific Microsystems, ASMC, Autoliv, Avago Technologies, Axiom IC, Baxter, BD, Biocus Life Science, Bluechiip, BlueGnome, BMW, Boehringer Ingelheim microParts, Boston Scientific, Broadcom, bruco, Caliper Life Science, CANON, Cepheid, Colibrys, Consenic, Continental, CSMC, Delphi, DENSO, Digital Optics Corp, Discera, DNP, Domintech Technology, DRS, ELA Medical, EPCOS, Excelitas, First Sensor, FLIR Systems, FormFactor, Freescale Semiconducteurs, GE Healthcare, GE Sensing, Gettop, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, GoerTek, Goodrich-AIS, GSMC, GWIC, Hamamatsu, Handylab, Hewlett-Packard, Hillcrest Labs, Hitachi, HMT, Honeywell, Hosiden, HTC, Huigin, IMT, Infineon Technologies, Insound Medical, Intersil, InvenSense, JDS Uniphase, Kaiam, Kionix, Kistler, Knowles Electronics, Kulite, L3 com, Lab 901, Lemoptix, Lexmark, Life Technologies, Luxtera, Magnity, Magnotec, Maradin, MAS Oy, Maxim, mCube, Measurement Specialties, Mediatek, Medtronic, Meggitt’s Endevco, Melexis, Memjet, MEMS Foundry Itzehoe GmbH, MEMSCAP, MEMSENSING, MEMSIC, Micralyne, Micrel, Microfluidics International Corp., MicroLife, Micronics, MicroProbe, Microstrain, Microvision, Milwaukee Tools, MIRAMEMS, Mirrorcle, Motorola, Movea, MuOptics, MURATA, NetCrystal, Nike, Nintendo, Nippon Signal, Nokia, OLIVETTI, OLYMPUS, Omron, Panasonic, Phonak, Pioneer, Pixtronix, poLight, PYREOS, QMT, Quantalife, Raytheon, Respitronix, ROBERT BOSCH, Roche, Samsung, Santec, SCD, SEIKO EPSON, SEMEFAB, Senlution, SENODIA, SENSATA, Sensirion, Sensonor, Si Time, SigmaTech Inc, SiLabs, Silex Microsystems, SILICON SENSING SYSTEMS, Si-Ware, SMIC, SONY, Sorin, St Jude Medical, STMIicroelectronics, SYSTRON DONNER INERTIAL, Tamarack Scientific, Teledyne DALSA, Terumo, Tessera, Texas Instruments, The SmartPill Corporation, Touch Micro-system, Tronics Microsystems, TriQuint, Tronics Microsystems, TSMC, ULIS, UMC, UTC Aerospace Systems, VERATAG, Wavelens, WiSpry, WOLFSON, Xfab, Xsens, Yamaha, Yongsheng, ZMDI and many more.

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