MANHASSET, NY -- STMicroelectronics reports it is significantly increasing its MEMS production capacity to more than 3 million sensors a day, by the end of 2011 to sustain exploding demand.
"We are beefing up our manufacturing machine to anticipate and encourage the adoption of MEMS into such high-growth markets as healthcare, industrial and automotive. ST is well-positioned to make micro-machined sensors ubiquitous in all domains of life," said Benedetto Vigna, group vice president and general manager of ST’s MEMS, Sensors and High Performance Analog Division, in a statement.
ST claims it was the first major manufacturer in the world to start producing MEMS devices on 8-inch silicon wafers, in 2006, and has expanded its MEMS manufacturing facilities since then to include Agrate and Catania, Italy (sensor fabrication), Rousset and Crolles, France (logic die production), and Kirkop, Malta and Calamba, Philippines (assembly and testing).
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