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Invensense Buys ADI's MEMS Mic Unit

10/15/2013 11:45 AM EDT
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DrFPGA
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MEMS too Different?
DrFPGA   10/15/2013 12:03:50 PM
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An indication that being good at MEMS may just not be possible for a 'traditional' silicon vendor.

Are there fundamentals that keep a company that has lots of 'standard' silicon device and process knowhow from making MEMS work? Anyone have some additional thoughts?

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Re: MEMS too Different?
R_Colin_Johnson   10/15/2013 12:50:47 PM
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MEMS requires different expertise, and uses different development tools, to craft these tiny mechanisms that adhere to different laws of physics, such as "stiction"--a measure of how much these tiny parts stick together.

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