MANHASSET, NY -- STMicroelectronics has updated its iNemo family of inertial sensors with a combo of a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis magnetic sensor in a single package.
Market research firm IHS iSuppli expects that four billion motion sensors will ship in mobile phones and media tablets in 2015. ST’s iNemo family of inertial sensors incorporates 9 degrees of freedom.
The LSM333D leverages the company’s portfolio of more than 600 MEMS patents.
“ST is able to integrate three sensors in the 16mm3 footprint that 12 months ago was the industry norm for a single sensor,” said Roberto De Nuccio, Business Development Manager for ST’s Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group, in a statement.
The LSM333D, available now in a 3.5 x 6 x 1mm package will soon enter volume production in the 4 x 4 x 1mm package and provides the foundation for future generations of advanced, context-sensitive apps and services, said STMicroelectronics.
STMicro has made it known at a MEMS convocation in Europe that in addition of the mobile market the company is ready to tackle the automotive market.
Separately, at DESIGN West next week the company's MEMS experts will be part of the Sensors-in-Design agenda together with other industry players, market research firms. The Sensors-in-Design conference will feature EE Times' European News Director Peter Clarke and sister Publication Design News' content director Alex Wolfe in a radio show on MEMS directions where highlights of EE Times Confidential's new special report, which includes a 200-company database listing on MEMS industry participants, will be discussed. A co-sponsor of the conference is MEMS industry advocate MEMS Industry Group.
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