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This monthly e-newsletter, written by the editors of Sensors & Transducers Magazine (ISSN 1726-5479), delivers the product and research news, end-use application news, information on upcoming events for MEMS and sensors professionals, and updates you on happenings in the sensor science, industry and markets. The Newsletter reports the latest developments in sensor industry as it happens from leading research centers, universities and manufacturers. Who should read this Newsletter ? All who are interested in the newest information and trends in sensors, transducers, MEMS and sensor instrumentation, including DAQ.


IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.3-4, March-April 2012

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest) and journal, Vol.139, Issue 4, April 2012

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3.   Sensors Related Published Books

4.   Sensors Related Events Sponsored by IFSA

5.   Global MEMS Accelerometer Market 2011-2015

6 Motion Sensors Market, Global Forecast & Analysis (2011-2016)

7.   Wireless Sensor Networks Market to 2016

8.   Subscription

9.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


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Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal and Magazine (e-Digest),
Vol. 139, No. 3, April 2012




Products News:

Sensors & Transducers journal's cover


Sensors & Transducers journal 2011 on CD:


Sensors & Transduers journal's CD 2011


Research Articles:



1) MEMS Non-Silicon Fabrication Technologies,

    Poonam Goel, pp. 1-23

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2) Improved Modeling of the Comb Drive Levitation Effect by Using Schwartz-Christoffel Mapping,

    Fengyuan Li and Jason Vaughn Clark, pp.24-34

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3) Review of MEMS Based Application in Medical Industries,

    Kochuthomman Joseph Mampilly, Arjun Ashok, Sudha Ramasamy and Prabhu Ramanathan, pp.35-44

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4) Investigation of the Effect of Residual and Axial Stress, on Pull-in Instability of a Fully Clamped Micro-beam under Electrostatic Actuation, Considering Fringing Field Effect,

    Saber Azizi, Mohammad Reza Ghazavi, Ghader Rezazadeh, Farrokh Mobadersani, pp.45-51

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5) A Feasibility Study of Analogue and Digital Silicon Photomultiplier as an Alternative to PMT for Low Light Level Applications,

    Johnson Mundupuzhakal, Yashwant Acharya, Pranav Adhyaru, Bishwajit Chakrabarty, pp.52-62

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6) Simulation and Design Optimization of Piezoelectricaly Actuated Valveless Blood Pump for Hemofiltration System,

    Shahzadi Tayyaba, Nitin Afzulpurkar, Muhammad Waseem Ashraf, pp.63-78

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7) Realization of Porous Silicon Distributed Bragg Reflector for Optical Sensing Applications,

    P. N. Patel, V. Mishra, A. K. Panchal, N. H. Maniya, pp.79-86

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8) Study of Creep Recovery for Force Transducers Compared with Creep Behavior,

    Ebtisam H. Hasan, Rolf Kumme and GŁnther Haucke, pp.87-94

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9) Surface Plasmon Resonance Based Fiber Optic Sensor Utilizing Metal Nanoparticles: Influence of Ambient Temperature,

    Sachin K. Srivastava, Vikas Arora, Sameer Sapra and Banshi D. Gupta, pp.95-108

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10) Nanostructured Ni0.5Zn0.5Ce3O5 Oxide Based Electronic Nose Sensitive to Ammonia at Operable Temperature,

     S. V. Bangale, R. D. Prakshale, S. R. Bamane, pp. 109-121

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11) Development of Nanostructured Polypyrrole (PPy) Thin Film Sensor for NO2 Detection,

      M. A. Chougule, Shashwati Sen, V. B. Patil, pp. 122-132

      [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


12) Initial Study on Optical Tomographic Instrumentation System Based on CMOS Area Image Sensors,

     Mariani Idroas, Suhaila Mohd Najib, M. Nasir Ibrahim, Ruzairi Abd. Rahim, Muhammad Saiful Badri Mansor, pp.133-140

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


13) Modification of the Wheatstone-Bridge for Measurement of a Process Variable by a Resistive Transducer Using LabVIEW,

     Narayana K. V. L  and Bhujanga Rao A, pp.141-151

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


14) The Biophysics of Nucleic Acids Sensing by Hybridization on a Lab-on-Chip Device,

     Giorgio Ventimiglia and Salvatore Petralia, pp.152-161

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


15) Development of MEMS Varactor on Microwave Laminate Board for RF Applications,

     Poonam Goel, C. Anthonisamy, pp.162-

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


16) Sensitivity Analysis of Piezo-electric Devices to Perturbed Boundary Conditions,

      Arthur Savchenko, pp.

      [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]



 Bullet Sensors Web Portal Up-Date Briefs




  • New issue of Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol.139, Issue 4, 2012 is in the DIGEST section with business and products news

  • New Developments in Intelligent Sensors and Models - a new book presents and discusses current research in the study of intelligent sensors and models, with a particular focus on the effects of these technologies on the environment

  • Sensors: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications - recently published book from Springer brings together recent developments from researchers representing various fields from engineering, mathematics, and computer science, along with application areas of biomedicine, transportation, and military systems


Bullet Sensors Related Published Books



New Developments in Intelligent Sensors and Models

by Rafiq Islam (Editor)


Sensors: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications

by Vladimir L. Boginski, Clayton W. Commander, Panos M. Pardalos, Yinyu Ye

 New Developments in Intelligent Sensors and Models

Publisher: Gazelle Distribution

Paperback: 132 pages

Pubdate: 30 March 2012

ISBN: 1613240066


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 Sensors: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications book's cover

Publisher: IGI Global

Hardcover: 413 pages

Pubdate: 31 January 2012

ISBN: 1466601019


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For more sensors books please visit our IFSA Publishing web page and Online Bookstore





Bullet Sensors Related Events Sponsored by IFSA



I. IARIA Sensors Related Conferences:



Net Ware 2012: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/NetWare12.html



1) The 3rd International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications (SENSORDEVICES' 2012)

    August 19 - 24, 2012 - Rome, Italy. Deadline: 24 April 2012



2) The 2nd International Workshop on Sensor Networks for Supply Chain Management (WSNSCM' 2012)

    August 19 - 24, 2012 - Rome, Italy. Deadline: 24 April 2012



3) The 6th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM' 2012)

    August 19 - 24, 2012 - Rome, Italy. Deadline: 24 April 2012



4) The 5th International Conference on Advances in Circuits, Electronics and Micro-electronics (CENICS' 2012)

    August 19 - 24, 2012 - Rome, Italy. Deadline: 24 April 2012



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II. Digital & Intelligent Sensors and Sensor Systems Design,

     2-day Advanced Engineering Course, 17-18 May 2012, Barcelona, Spain






17.05.2012    14.00 : 18.00

18.05.2012    10.00 : 14.00


Deadline for Registration: 30 April 2012


III. Sensors Expo & Conference, Conference & Expo: June 6-7, 2012


Pre-Conference: June 5, 2012
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL



Do not miss the one day tutorial on 'Smart Sensors Systems Design' June 5, 2012 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm !


Our special invitation to you register today for your FREE Expo Hall Pass or $ 50 off of a Gold or Main Conference Pass. Your Discount Code is: 698J and offering $50 off Gold and Main Conference Passes: http://www.sensorsmag.com/sensors-expo/speakerguestpass2012




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 Bullet Global MEMS Accelerometer Market 2011-2015



The Global MEMS Accelerometer Market to Grow At A CAGR of 17.5 Percent over the Period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the declining price of MEMS accelerometers. The Global MEMS Accelerometer market has also been witnessing an increasing number of MEMS accelerometer applications in safeguarding laptop hard disks. However, the high cost of production could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.


Key vendors dominating this market space include Bosch Sensortech GmbH, Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Kionix Inc., and STMicroelectronics N. V.


Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio's Embedded Systems team said, One of the important growth drivers in the Global MEMS Accelerometer market is the decline in the prices of MEMS accelerometers. The average selling prices (ASPs) of MEMS accelerometers are expected to decline during the forecast period. This will make them affordable for different consumer electronics applications. End-users will be able to avail of high-performance output at a low cost. The prices of MEMS accelerometers are declining because of bulk volume production, and also to facilitate the increased application of MEMS accelerometers in the Consumer Electronics segment.


According to the report, the growing usage of MEMS accelerometers in cameras is another emerging trend in the Global MEMS Accelerometer market. An MEMS accelerometer is useful in a still camera to clearly capture an image. It is also useful for image stabilization in camcorders. MMES accelerators are also used in many mobile phone cameras. In digital cameras, they identify the orientation of the image being captured and also rotate the image when it is being viewed. Thus, all these features have made cameras very attractive to end-users, which lead to the growth of the Global MEMS Accelerometer market.


Further, the report also discusses that the high production cost of MEMS accelerometers is a challenge for the growth of the market.


The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key players.


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 Bullet Motion Sensors Market, Global Forecast & Analysis (2011-2016)


According to a new market research report "Motion Sensors Market, Global Forecast & Analysis (2011-2016) By Technology (Passive Infrared, Ultrasonic, Microwave, Tomographic, Dual -Technology/ Hybrid), Application Types (Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Industrial & Medical, Aerospace & Defense) & Products (Mems Accelerometer, Mems Gyroscopes, Digital Compass)'', published by MarketsandMarkets, the total Global Motion Sensors market is expected to reach $4.8 billion by 2016 at a CAGR of 21.78 % from 2011 to 2016.


Today, the largest market share is held by consumer electronic & automotive devices, which have been increasing considerably. The increasing is due to growth in smartphones & tablets and various advanced automotive applications, increase in number of corporate buyers, and rise in application related motion sensing technology.


Lots of other products are enbled of Motion sensor such as the smartphone & tablets, interactive displays, industrial machines, medical equipments, defense & military weapons are expected to capture the market in the next two to three years.


The increasing demand for Motion Sensor technology has influenced many manufacturers to develop motion sensor products, which have bright applications like infotainment and entertainment services. This also creates the opportunities for software companies to increase their market by providing new solutions for different products in this segment.


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 Bullet Wireless Sensor Networks Market to 2016



The global market for wireless sensor devices used in end vertical applications totaled $532 million in 2010 and $790 million in 2011. This market is expected to increase at a 43.1 % compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and reach an estimated $4.7 billion by 2016.


The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is unsurprisingly the fastest growing market for wireless sensors. This region was worth $225 million in 2011 and is projected to reach $1.6 billion by 2016, a CAGR of 48.6 % between 2011 and 2016.


Japan has a top market for wireless sensors in the APAC region. This segment was worth $77 million in 2011 and is expected to reach $392 million by 2016, a CAGR of 38.5 % between 2011 and 2016.


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