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krisi
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re: MEMS foundry Micralyne makes design link
krisi   11/22/2011 4:28:12 PM
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I think if MEMs market becomes large enough (or perhaps it is already) there will be MEMs fabs and MEMs less designed companies...some standardization in MEMs processes will be required to achieve that status...Kris

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Peter Clarke   11/22/2011 10:28:54 AM
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@yalanand I am noticing the emergence of a number of MEMS design service companies. And they are linking up with MEMS foundries for mutual benefit. This allows the end customers to take a more hands-off approach in what is a highly specialised form of micro-engineering.

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re: MEMS foundry Micralyne makes design link
yalanand   11/3/2011 6:23:23 AM
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Peter, is Micralyne the only company providing one-stop services like this or is this trend common in MEMS industry ?

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krisi   11/2/2011 6:47:16 PM
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thank you Peter, that makes sense, I guess this implies that TI is using MEMs technology both internally and as a foundry...what happened to Dalsa? I am pretty sure they were a foundry...Teledyne acquisition changed that? Kris

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Peter Clarke   11/2/2011 6:38:24 PM
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I that is because this is a foundry list, companies who make MEMS for others to sell under their own brand. Analog Devices is big in MEMS but as an IDM MEMS supplier. And i guess the implication of this list is that they dont do foundry. I have heard that Infineon is doing quite a lot of MEMS die manufacturing for Taiwanese silicon microphone manufacturers.

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re: MEMS foundry Micralyne makes design link
krisi   11/2/2011 6:26:32 PM
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thank you Peter, this is a very interesting list (copied below), STM is #1 and there is nothing behind for a long time...I thought Analog Devices was big in MEMs, why is that on the list? They used to be the largest supplier of sensors in air bags which I presume are MEMs based...Kris STMicroelectronics $204 million Silex Microsystems $37 million Sensonor $35 million Asia Pacific Microsystems $31 million Texas Instruments $30 million Dalsa Semiconductor $30 million IMT $24 million Sony $20 million TSMC $20 million Micralyne $19 million Tronics Microsystems $15 million Touch Microsystems $12 million XFab $12 million Semefab $11 million Jazz $ 7 million UMC $ 7 million Silicon Sensing Systems $ 7 million MEMSTech $ 5 million Honeywell $ 5 million Olympus $ 4 million

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Peter Clarke   11/2/2011 4:44:14 PM
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Kris According to Yole Developpement STMicroelectronics was the number one MEMS foundry in 2010 with $204 million of business. The top 20 can be found on the link provided at the foot of the article. But, of course, we are interested in the 2011 ranking now.

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re: MEMS foundry Micralyne makes design link
krisi   11/2/2011 2:46:47 PM
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Micralyne is #10, who is #1 in MEMs? Kris



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