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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.6, June 2007

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest), No.6, June 2007

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3  Recently Published Sensors Books

4.   Accelerometer and Gyroscope MEMS Market

5.   Media Kit 2007 Up-Dated (June 2007)

6.   Subscribtion

7.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


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Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal (ISSN 1726-5479), Vol. 80, No. 6, June 2007





1) High-Speed Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converter for Quasi-Digital Sensors and Transducers

    by Sergey Y. Yurish, pp. 1225-1229


2) Pulse Oximeter Fully Powered by Human Body Heat

    by Tom Torfs, Vladimir Leonov, Ruud J.M. Vullers, pp. 1230-1238


3) Nano Structure Metal Oxide Ceramic Thin Film for Detection of Trace Moisture Using CMOS Timer

    by Debdulal Saha, Kamalendu Sengupta, pp.1239-1245


4) Further Analysis of Charge/Discharge Capacitance Measuring Circuit Used with Tomography Sensors

    by Xiaohui Hu, Michael Katsouros, Wuqiang Yang, Songming Huang, pp.1246-1256


5) Interconnect-Induced Effects on High-Speed Submicron ADC and Clocking Scheme

    by Ahmad Atghiaee, Naser Masoumi, pp. 1257-1263


6) A PWM Current Amplifier with PI Closed Loop Control for Magentorheological Fluid Applications

    by Qiang Liu, Nabil Gindy, Chunhua Li, pp. 1264-1276


7) Infrared Tomography: Data Distribution System for Real-time Mass Flow Rate Measurement

    by Ruzairi Abdul Rahim, Pang Jon Fea, Chan Kok San, Leong Lai Chen, Mohd Hafiz Fazalul Rahiman,

    Chan Kok San, pp.1277-1288


8) Fiber Optic Sensors to Monitor Structural Components Made of Composite Materials

    Fiber Bragg Gratings Increase the Reliability of Future Airbus Generations

    by Bob Grietens, Marc Voet, pp.1289-1294


9) Comparative Study of Moisture Sensing Properties of ZnO Nanomaterials Through Hydroxide Route

    by Mixing Dropwise and Sudden

    by Richa Srivastava, B. C. Yadav, C. D. Dwivedi, Ritesh Kumar, pp.1295-1301



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Bullet Sensors Web Portal Up-Date Briefs




Bullet New Published Sensors Books


Ultra-Low Power Wireless Technologies for Sensor Networks, by Brian Otis and Jan Rabaey


Magnetic Microsystems: Mag-MEMS

 by Orphee Cugat, Gilbert Reyne and Jerome Delamare


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Publisher: Springer

Hardcover: 184 pages

Pubdate: 4 April 2007

ISBN: 0387309306


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Publisher: ISTE Publishing Company

Hardcover: 576 pages

Pubdate: 28 May 2007

ISBN: 1905209819


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Bullet Accelerometer and Gyroscope MEMS Market


Inertial MEMS Reports from Yole Développement. Available on May 2007


The inertial MEMS market is expected to show a 13% growth over the 2006-2011 periods. The main trends identified by Yole Développement are:

  • Stabilization of the automotive market due to increased competition: 1% CAGR

  • Boom of consumer applications with 35% GAGR over the same period thanks to the achievement of the below $2 price target

  • High growth of industrial, medical and defence markets: from 9% to 18% CAGR

Inertial MEMS sensors market

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Inertial MEMS markets for consumer electronics applications, an expanding market


Gyroscopes and accelerometers market has been increased by 55% between 2005 and 2006. In 2006, the market reached 232 MUS$. An average 35% CAGR for 2006-2011 periods is expected. According to an analyst at Yole “the market dynamic mainly comes from accelerometers: about 65% of the total inertial sales by 2011. Consumer applications will progressively take a 40% share of the total inertial MEMS activity by 2011 (including automotive, medical, industrial, aeronautic and defence sectors).” The sales of the major players are rather concentrated on few contracts. For example, the 3 axis accelerometer manufacturers - such as ADI, STM, HKD, Kionix, Hitachi Metal etc - have sales ranging from 6M$ to 40M$ depending on the volumes they have captured (2006 estimations).



High performances Inertial MEMS market


Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is definitely the most existing application within the automotive area: more than 5 players have competing development programs in addition to the 4 in volume production today (i.e. Systron Donner Automotive, Bosch, SSS and Panasonic). Furthermore different technology choices have been made. While silicon based devices have been told to have strong cost reduction potentials, quartz based devices have very promising performances over large temperature range. The MEMS inertial manufacturing strategies are relatively stable in this area today but it will change. Most of the players have internal fabs today and half few new entrants are using external foundries. Inertial defence companies face the similar manufacturing challenges than the automotive industry. How to remain cost competitive with an internal fab? Invest in the fab to keep the manufacturing internally or transfer production to an appropriate foundry?


Yole Developpement will release end of May a specific report analysing the high performance accelerometer and gyroscope market: High performance inertial MEMS market report.


Mathieu Potin

Yole Développement

45 Rue Sainte Geneviève, 69006 Lyon, France

Tel : +33 472 83 01 80



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