World MEMS Players, 2010 Edition
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 06:00
Yole Développement announces the release of its world database, dedicated to the MEMS industry, World MEMS Players 2010. This database presents more than 350 MEMS companies. For each company, Yole Développement presents business models, products and manufacturing data such as wafer size, substrates, production capacity, etc.
MEMS technology is delivering high value functionality across a wide range of applications. From automotive to consumer to medical and military, MEMS devices are quietly and reliably performing mission critical and revenue generating functions. With the 2009 MEMS market reaching $7B, Yole Développement is expecting MEMS revenues to reach $19B by 2015. The World MEMS Players Database brings together in one concise document the MEMS players’ activities and level of involvement in the MEMS industry.
After an economic downturn in 2009 impacting many micro-technology companies, the MEMS industry is experiencing a restructuring. Several mergers and acquisitions occurred like Bosch acquiring Akustica for MEMS Silicon Microphone or Infineon selling its FBAR asset to Avago Technologies. The various types of MEMS companies, classified by business models, are evolving differently. While the numbers of MEMS OEM manufacturing Fabs have dropped and stabilized, MEMS foundries are increasing both capacity and locations due to heightened interest of Semiconductor companies like TSMC. These traditional IC players are looking for diversification to ramp-up production capacities and their know-how may have a direct impact on time to market, leading to strong interest from Fabless players. Invensense and Kionix, for example, recorded robust growth during the recent downturn.
This activity is leading to significant interest in MEMS players and their business. The aim of Yole Développement’s database is to provide an overview of the MEMS market including business models, product details, location and production: for example, more than 50 new fabless companies have been identified and listed in the MEMS industry database between 2008 and 2009.
The Database provides the following information for the 350+ entries: organization name, company business model, contacts (MEMS Manager, Marketing Manager, Technical Manager), company mail address, company MEMS product portfolio, current staff in MEMS activity, clean room size, wafer size, substrates and production capacity and real production. Business models are defined as: MEMS device manufacturers (Fab), Integrated Fabs, Fabless companies, MEMS Foundries and contract manufacturers, Industrial R&D organization, R&D institutes.
The World MEMS Players database, developed by Yole Développement is a unique tool for Executives, Business Development Managers, Institutions and Investors. It gives a complete overview of the worldwide MEMS Industry including North America, Europe and Asian areas (Taiwan, Japan, Korea …).
In a user-friendly Excel format, it allows search and statistics for customer identification, and market / technology analysis.
The database comes with a PowerPoint file presenting the main statistics.
About World MEMS Players database, 2010 Edition
Jérôme Mouly was granted a Master degree in Physics in Lyon. He is analyst at Yole for 10 years, specialized in MEMS & IC manufacturing. He is in charge of MEMS players and supply chain analysis. Since 2000, Jérôme Mouly has contributed to more than 50 marketing and technological analysis. He is also the editor of the MEMS column for Micronews magazine.