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SOURCE Research and Markets
The MEMS & Sensors for mobile phones and tablets market is growing fast. In fact, the market will expand from $2.85B in 2013 to -$6.4B in 2019, while shipments will increase from 5.8Bunits to 17.5Bunits!
Only a few devices are close to mature: BAW filters and MEMS accelerometers. Many MEMS, sensors and actuators represent the milk cow part of the industry: gyroscopes, duplexers, MEMS microphones, etc. Plus, we have identified 15+ other device categories that are just starting to hit the market or are still in development.
Motion sensors are the market's largest segment. Stand-alone sensors will likely decline in the next few years - especially discrete accelerometers. Gyroscopes will find its new emerging function: OIS. Combo sensors such as 6-axis IMU and 9-axis combo will drive the future market. Price pressure is very high.
The microphone market is still growing, but should be somewhat limited. Except for Apple, no smartphone makers are integrating three microphones. Thus, in several years this market could be somewhat saturated.
Pressure sensors are now used in high volume, but LBS service applications must still be developed. Humidity sensors have been removed from the Samsung Galaxy S5; consequently, we see this market declining significantly in 2014. However, it may take off again if a big smartphone maker decides to reignite it.
BAW duplexers are very popular for LTE RF modules (high frequency and difficult bands in particular). Antenna tuners are now skyrocketing and MEMS technology is positioned to participate in this market. Also, silicon MEMS timing devices should bring a high value proposition for diverse premium timing components such as 32kHz in smartphones, TCXO grade and MCUs.
Regarding optical MEMS, the use of uncooled thermal imagers in cell phones and tablets is still in an early stage for market acceptance. FLIR and Opgal are the two thermal imager solutions providers that have shown products, but other players are developing uncooled IR imagers for consumer applications as well. After pressure and humidity sensors, there could be a market opportunity for IR detectors to provide the spot thermometry function in mobile devices, since the detector measures the surface emissivity of a random external object.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Introduction, definitions & methodology
2. Executive summary
3. Trends in the mobile phone and tablet market, plus market drivers
4. Sensor fusion and sensor hub
5. MEMS players competitive landscape
6. MEMS in mobile phones/tablets: 2013-2019 market overview
7. Inertial sensors, magnetometers
8. MEMS microphones and speakers
9. Pressure and humidity sensors
10. BAW, RF-MEMS and silicon timing
11. Optical MEMS: Mirrors, display, AF, IR
12. Emerging MEMS for mobile devices
14. Other sensors in mobile phones (Non-MEMS technologies)
15. Conclusion and perspectives
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