Here are 15 startups that are eager to change the world of electronics and that we think are worth keeping an eye on in 2015 if you are interested in analog, MEMS, and sensors.
At this time last year, we provided a list of 10 startups to keep an eye on in 2014 operating in the area of analog, MEMS, and sensors. This year, there are many interesting companies emerging, and so we have decided to increase the total to 15 entries.
The blossoming of the sector may have to do with the general buoyancy of the total global semiconductor market, which looks set to achieve close to 10% year-on-year growth in value in 2014 and to the fact that analog, MEMS, and sensor activities seem to be doing slightly better than the overall average. Certainly the proliferation of sensors within mobile handsets seems to be an encouraging development. There is scope not only for a greater number of more sophisticated sensors in such equipment, but also for the same or similar sensors to appear broadly across other equipment from automotive to industrial and medical.
The latest batch of newcomers includes companies active in inertial, image, and chemical sensors, as well as depth perception and gesture recognition. And if the list seems skewed away from the purely analog -- it possibly reflects the fact that there appears to be greater value to add at a lower cost of entry in the more application-specific area of sensors.
What follows are 15 private companies we feel are worth tracking in 2015 listed in alphabetical order.
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