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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.9, September 2010

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest) and Journal, Vol.120, Issue 9, September 2010

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3.   New Sensors Related Books

4.   Sensors Related Events Sponsored by IFSA

5.   World Automotive Sensors Market

6.   Demand Surges for MEMS That Address Critical Issues

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8.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


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Research Articles


1) Design of a Modular Signal Conditioning Circuit for Biopotential Sensors,

    by Winncy Y. Du, Winston Jose, Jake Askeland, pp.1-12

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2) MEMS Accelerometers Sensors: an Application in Virtual Reality,

    by Daniel Corrêa, Douglas Santos, Leonardo Contini, Alexandre Balbinot, pp.13-26

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3) Contactless Quality Monitoring Sensor Based on Electrical Conductivity Measurements,

    by Armin Satz, W. Granig, D. Tumpold and F. Reininger, pp.27-37

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4) Gas Sensing Properties of Pure and Cr Activated WO3 Thick Film Resistors,

    by V. B. Gaikwad, R. L. Patil, M. K. Deore, R. M. Chaudhari, P. D. Hire, S. D. Shinde, G. H. Jain, pp.38-52

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5) Ellipsometric Immunosensor for Detection of Amyloid Precursor Protein with a View of Alzheimer's Disease Diagnostics,

    by Alexei Nabok, Mohd Kamarulzaki Mustafa, David Parkinson, Anna Tsargorodskaya, pp.53-61

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6) Optical Tomography System: Charge-coupled Device Linear Image Sensors,

    by M. Idroas, R. Abdul Rahim, M. H. Fazalul Rahiman, R. G. Green, M. N. Ibrahim, pp.62-69

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7) Spray Pyrolyzed Polycrystalline Tin Oxide Thin Film as Hydrogen Sensor,

   by Ganesh E. Patil, D. D. Kajale, D. N. Chavan, N.K. Pawar, V. B. Gaikwad, G. H. Jain, pp.70-79

   [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8) Research of a Novel Three-dimensional Force Flexible Tactile Sensor Based on Conductive Rubber,

    by Fei Xu, Yunjian Ge, pp.80-91

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9) Induction Magnetometers – Design Peculiarities,

    by Valeriy Korepanov, Vira Pronenko, pp.92-106

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10)Noise Feature Analysis in Pulse Temperature Modulated MOS Gas Sensors,

    by Nimisha Dutta and Manabendra Bhuyan, pp.107-108

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11)Drowsy Driver Detection via Steering Wheel,

    by Herlina Abdul Rahim, Zulkifli Yusop and Ruzairi Abdul Rahim, pp.119-133

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


12)Microwave Detection of Soil Moisture Using C-Band Rectangular Waveguide,

    by Jayesh Pabari, Shrutisingh Yadav and Rajani Singh, pp.134-141

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


13)Performance Characterization of a Long-Stroke Direct-Drive Electromagnetic Linear Actuator,

    by Mohammad I. Kilani, pp.142-151

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


14)Sensitivity Enhancement of Biochemical Sensors Based on Er+3 Doped Microsphere Coupled to an External Mirror,

    by Alireza Bahrampour, Azam Gholampour Azhir, Razie Taghiabadi, Kazem Rahimi Yazdi, pp.152-161

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


15)Design and Development of Embedded Based System for the Measurement of Dielectric Constant Spectroscopy for Liquids,

    by V. V. Ramana C. H., Narsinga Rao S., Ashok Kumar M., Jayaramudu J., Kathalingam A., Sudhakar S., Mi-Ra Kim, Yeon- Sik Chae and Jin-Koo Rhee, pp.162-170

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


16)Implementation of Distributed Measurement Process on Clinical Blood Analyzer,

    by P. Neelamegam, S. Kumaravel, K. Murugananthan, pp.171-181

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]



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Pubdate: 27 September 2010

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Bullet Sensors Related Events Sponsored by IFSA



1) The 6th International Conference on Systems (ICONS '2011), St. Maarten, The Netherlands Antilles, 23-28 January 2011

    Topics: Metering embedded sensors, Smart sensor-based systems, etc.,
    Deadline: 25 September 2010


2) The 7th International Conference on Networking and Services (ICNS '2011), Venice, Italy, 22-27 May 2011

    Topic: Sensor networks

    Deadline: 10 January 2011


3) The 3rd International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biocomputational Systems and Biotechnologies, (BIOTECHNO '2011), Venice, Italy, 22-27 May 2011

    Topic: Biomedical sensors

    Deadline: 10 January 2011


4) The 2nd International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications (SENSORDEVICES '2011), Côte d'Azur, Nice, France, 21-27 August 2011

    Deadline: 23 March 2011


5) The 5th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM '2011), Côte d'Azur, Nice, France, 21-27 August 2011

    Deadline: 23 March 2011


6) The 4th International Conference on Advances in Circuits, Electronics and Micro-electronics (CENICS '2011), Côte d'Azur, Nice, France, 21-27 August 2011

    Deadline: 23 March 2011

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Bullet World Automotive Sensors Market



Global demand for light vehicle original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automotive sensors will advance 11.8 percent annually to $15.9 billion in 2014, rebounding from depressed 2009 levels. In addition to the expected recovery from the 2009 recession, automotive sensor demand will gain uplift from increasing regulatory pressure and the continued search among automakers for cost-effective ways to differentiate their products. Sensor demand grows hand-in-hand with electronics demand, which itself has expanded substantially during the past decade, despite the impact of the recession in developed markets. These and other trends are presented in World Automotive Sensors, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.

The automotive OEM sensor industry in developed markets is dynamic and constantly changing, as new sensing technologies experience massive growth while well-established products face flat or declining prospects as they are superseded by newer technology or integrated into other applications. Emerging markets typically have more basic sensor needs and focus on technologies long-standard in developed countries. Examples include now-basic safety technologies such as standard airbags and antilock brake systems, powertrain and emissions applications (like port fuel injection), and closed-loop catalytic converter systems.

The 2009 recession caused developed and emerging automotive markets to bifurcate, with the former suffering from massive sales drop-offs while the latter moved forward, apparently from strength to strength. The sheer recession-caused abnormality of the global market for light vehicles and the electronics and sensors they contain can be seen in 2009 sales performance. Light vehicle sales in the key developed markets of the US, Western Europe and Japan fell 9.2, 2.1 and 4.4 percent per year, respectively, from 2004 to 2009, while ascendant emerging markets Brazil, China, and India grew 14.1, 26.4 and 12.1 percent, respectively, during the same period. While the faster-growing emerging markets will likely set the global pace going forward, they do not produce the same per-vehicle sensor revenues because many of the sensor technologies they currently contain and will use in the future have already been commoditized in terms of price.


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Bullet Demand Surges for MEMS That Address Critical Issues



El Segundo, Calif., September 7, 2010—Capitalizing on a gamut of hot-button issues ranging from global warming to aging populations, the market for high-value Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) is set for very rapid growth in a large number of highly diverse segments, according to the market research firm iSuppli Corp.


Revenue for high-value MEMS is projected to reach $1.6 billion in 2010, up 29.7 percent from $1.2 billion in 2009. Such revenue levels translate into equivalent MEMS shipments of 103.3 million units this year, compared to last year’s 86.8 million units.


High-value MEMS are defined as sensors and actuators for applications that are outside the high-volume consumer electronics and automotive volume markets, and instead address the industrial, medical, energy, optical telecom and aerospace-defense segments.


With the exception of the consumer-and-mobile MEMS market, the high-value MEMS space is the fastest-growing MEMS technology sector—ahead of the inkjet and automotive MEMS markets.

In 2014, high-value MEMS revenue will hit an estimated $2.6 billion, equating to a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 19.7 percent when measured from the starting year of 2009, supply chain research from iSuppli indicates.


“The rapid growth of high-value MEMS is being driven by global trends that highlight the unique value proposition that the tiny devices bring to countless applications,” said Richard Dixon, senior analyst at iSuppli. “For instance, MEMS microvalves, pressure sensors and flow sensors are used to help reduce energy consumption in industrial processes, residential heating and transportation systems. MEMS sensors and actuators also play an important role in less invasive monitoring procedures for patients and elderly people, while increasing the efficiency and comfort of drug delivery. And in China, fiber deployments in the country are helping stimulate the overall global optical MEMS market for telecommunications.”


In addition to the robust expansion expected for the years ahead, the high-value MEMS market is characterized by the large number of market niches in play; iSuppli currently tracks approximately 110 device and application cases in the various high-value MEMS segments.


For instance, while the top 20 suppliers for the overall MEMS market account for 79 percent of total revenue, the top 20 suppliers in high-value MEMS account for only 60 percent—leaving more market opportunities for many suppliers to compete in the space.


At present, the high-value MEMS supply chain comprises a wide variety of manufacturers, including large system companies with their own MEMS production like Honeywell Inc. and General Electric. The supply chain also includes big semiconductor companies like Analog Devices Inc. and Freescale Semiconductor; independent sensor suppliers such as VTI Technologies and Omron; specialized entities like MEMSCAP and many start-ups and fabless semiconductor firms.


Within the high-value MEMS market, industrial applications such as building automation and semiconductor manufacturing dominate, accounting for approximately 56 percent of overall high-value MEMS revenue projected for 2010.


Medical electronics are in second place, followed by aerospace-defense in third, and wired communications in fourth. Learn more about the MEMS market with Dixon’s upcoming report, entitled: Medical, Industry, Aerospace and Energy: Fertile Ground for MEMS.



For more information, please contact:


Jonathan Cassell

Editorial Director and Manager, Public Relations

iSuppli Corporation

Office: 408.654.1714

Mobile: 408.921.3754




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