Not such suprise that we are seeing shiny MEMS raise, besides as mentioned roughly, Gyro, accelerometer implementation would take place in almost all clever phones, and it will be implemented sooner or later to tablets either which is one of the basic source of growth. In parallel decreased prices would bring more and more cars with implemented MEMS systems. The important question is that who is going to benefit most. ST? or TI? or AD? or even different players?
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