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Murata to buy MEMS firm for $260 million

10/14/2011 02:35 PM EDT
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goafrit
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re: Murata to buy MEMS firm for $260 million
goafrit   10/14/2011 6:08:14 PM
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Everyone is going into MEMS these days as that seems to be the new growth area.

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sean.raman   10/15/2011 2:11:50 AM
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UBM Electronics is launching a Sensors event (co-located with ESC Silicon Valley 2012) in March. http://ubmelectronics.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=15809&item=59500

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Adele.Hars   10/17/2011 5:24:44 PM
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All of VTI Technologies’ MEMS products are based on SOI wafers. The company’s CMA 3000 multi-axis accelerometer is the “stride sensor chip” in the miCoach real-time training system launched by adidas and Samsung in '09. See http://www.advancedsubstratenews.com/2010/12/micoach/

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Adele.Hars   10/17/2011 5:51:06 PM
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VTI is also a leader in "cavity SOI" in which the SOI wafer has pre-etched cavities, so they "focus on their core competencies in reducing development time, which in turn can even lower production costs" (Yole). http://www.advancedsubstratenews.com/2011/03/soi-for-mems-a-promising-material/

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