Missing from the article -increase in %market capture of fabless vs. IDM MEMS companies. It seems that the big MEMS are in the IDM camp but encouraging trends like that of InvenSense bodes well for fabless.
Nice to see an industry growing! It should not surprise anyone though, given the widespread proliferation of tablets, smart phones, etc that employ MEMs. I was wondering what was the differentiator for ST vs the rest of the competition? Is it price, performance, volume, particular design wins, does anyone know?
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