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Sensors Last update: 15 Jun 2021


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Contactless sensing and contactfree identification: Trends, Devices and systems

Littelfuse acquires Temperature Sensors maker U.S. Sensor

Smart and connected IoT sensors for your IoT edge design

MEMS everywhere, finally its in speakers too

Internet of Things: a promising future for sensors

IoT and automotive are future big market drivers for sensors

The technology of smart lighting detecting human occupancy

RF CMOS transceiver sensor drives self driving technology

Light instead of electricity to measure temperature

AMS acquires CMOS sensor business of NXP

AAC Tech acquires RF MEMS device maker WiSpry

A breakthrough in UV light photo benefits both outer and inner space

Piezo electric mems tech by Sand 9 granted US patent

IITM invites tech papers on MEMS

Analog IC vendor MPS acquires sensor expert Sensima

Audience to acquire sensor platforms

TE expanding into sensor market through Measurement Specialties

Sand 9 gets China-market expert Alan Zhou to its Board of Advisors

MEMS applications: It's just the beginning, lot of space to explore

Non-IC semiconductor vendor ranking by IC Insights

Global automotive sensor demand to exceed $25.8 Billion by 2021

Fairchild acquires Xsens

MEMS inside a baseball bat to help players analyse the swing

Sensors and actuators market to grow by 14% in 2014, forecasts IC Insights

InvenSense and ST settle patent litigation

Singapore's A*STAR, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and MI to establish MEMS lab

Gesture control tech: One on Infrared based and other an-ultrasonic

Opto, sensor, and discrete semiconductor market update; 1% growth in 2013

IHS: Magnetic sensors' revenue to reach $1.73B in 2013

ADI sold its microphone business to InvenSense

Combo sensors to shape a $3B market, as per Yole

Precision fiber optic gyro modules for UAV and other defense electronics

ADC, processor IP, DSP software from synopsis for developing sensor interface

TowerJazz to provide fab services for infrared image sensor for range of application

Linear and angular sensors from Micronas in new non-pcb package

Sensor hub from Freescale to scale 3-axis to a 9-axis inertial measurement

Stanford engineers develop paper-thin non-invasive heart beat sensor

TMR magnetic switch sensors from MDT for measuring liquid/gas flow

Sub-harmonic mixers from Hittite operate in 71 to 86 GHz range

Cost-effective compass sensor for mobile devices by MagnaChip

Yole says consumer applications pushing MEMS market

Kodak and Kingsbury partner in producing touch sensors for electronics industry

MEMS ranking 2012: ST is number one in consumer and Bosch in automotive

Optical membrane-free microphone wins AMA Innovations Awards 2013

IHS: Combo MEMS sensors used in motor vehicles to grow by 77% in 2013

IDG-Accel China Capital II, L.P. and its affiliates to acquire MEMSIC

MEMS motion sensors to grow by 33 percent to reach $41.3 million in 2014

MEMS Mics forecast: 42% growth in 2012 to $0.58 B, and $1.0 B by 2016

iSuppli: Shipments of MEMS microphones reached 2.06 B units in 2012

ST Microelectronics to focus on sensor, analog, discrete power and embedded

Sensors from ST and PNI used Wii U

Touch sensor market prediction by DisplaySearch: In-cell and DITO hold better future

MEMSIC receives acquisition proposal from IDG

Opto-sensor-discrete semiconductor market to grow only by 2% in 2012

MEMS accelerometer sensor from MaruLSI embeds Kilopass NVM XPM IP

MEMS: Small improvement in performance cause big change in applications

ST’s body-wear sensor powers Preventice’ Remote Monitoring System

MEMS sensor market in mobile devices to reach $2.8b in 2017: ABI Research

Magnetic sensors play a key role in green energy initiatives: IHS

TSMC race to top in MEMS fabrication services with 200% growth

IC Insights: Sensor sales growing at 18% in 2012 to $5.7 billion

Murata’s MEMS sensors used in automatic stop-start applications to save fuel

No. 1 automotive MEMS supplier is Bosch, lead position retained: reports IHS

ST delivers MEMS microphone in plastic package for consumer e-devices

ST launches 2012 iNEMO design contest in Taiwan and China

Two billionth sensor devices shipped by Infineon

In-ear-monitor can switch the i/p audio source as per user control

Smart sensors from Libelium can detect iPhone and Android devices in real time

Kyocera phone uses LCD display as speaker

Single-chip ethylene sensor to monitor fruit ripening, reports Imec and Holst Centre

ST's MEMS revenues have grown more than 80% through 2011

Micrel receive 98% performance rating from its MEMS customer

IHS: Revenue for digital MEMS microphones to reach $315 Million in 2013

Non-IC semiconductor revenues in 2011 is $57.4B, as per estimates

Number-1 MEMS device for consumer and mobile is gyroscope, as per IHS

MEMS shipment from ST crosses 2 Billion

Automotive MEMS grew by 16% in 2011, as per a study

MEMS microphone revenue in 2012 is projected to reach $493.5 million

Micrel starts producing MEMS from its fab in San Jose

MEMS pressure sensor market by revenue to reach $1.85 billion by 2014

ADI' MEMS chips finds use in study of rowing kinematics

ASP pressure on M2M embedded modules due to China factor, says ABI

STMicroelectronics implements TSV in MEMS chips

Researchers developed sensors that automatically self-repair

IME and TowerJazz to partner in developing MEMS devices

ST to make 3 Million MEMS sensors a day

CMOS image sensor sales growth of 13% in 2011, predicts IC Insights

Samsung, Apple and Nintendo are top MEMS buyers for gadgets in 2010

Explosive triple digit growth predicted for MEMS in 2011

CMOS image sensors' supply disturbed by Japan quake but not CCD

Zilog' Z8F082A MCU inside SenseAir's CO2 sensor module

Opto, sensors, and discrete semiconductor revenues to reach $58.3 billion in 2011

F&S analysis on 3-D vision sensors and image processing algorithms

Energy harvesting joint solutions for wireless sensors

Japan tremors and tsunami will pass through the global semiconductor industry

Electronics.ca forecasts sensors and MEMS market to reach 11.1 Billion in 2011

CMOS Sensors to exceed CCDs in digital still cameras in 2013, estimates iSuppli

imec and Coventor align on MEMS research

MEMS market driven by portable electronics

ST ranked Number one in MEMS devices for consumer and portable electronics

Strategy Analytics's tech predictions for 2011

ADI wins patent case against Knowles in relation to MEMS device

Melexis wins the patent case at the Munich Federal Patent Court

iSuppli: MEMS microphone shipments to cross 695.5 million units up 57.7% y-o-y

MEMS based motion sensors making smartphones more smarter

IMS: Automotive sensor market to grow by an average of 10% over the next eight years

ABI: Wireless sensor network shipments to reach 645 million in 2015

ZOLL Medical selects ADI's iMEMS technology in its palm-sized CPR

ST's MEMS, MCU & Analog: Ingredients for 100s of innovative product ideas

Dexter to distribute austriamicrosystem's magnetic sensors in Noth America

AuthenTec TruePrint smart sensor with lighted LEDs used in notebooks from Fujitsu

Tessera to acquire MEMS developer Siimpel

ANT+ and TI working together in connecting low power sensors to smartphones

ST Micro unveils details of new family of three-axis digital accelerometers

MEMS microphones from ST in the price range of electret microphones

Aptina did post layout verification of its image sensor design using Fast 3D software

CTS to supply throttle position sensor to one of the India's leading motorcycle maker

e2v to present ASIC design paper at Eurosensors Conference

austriamicrosystems' MEMS microphone analog IC records 1billion shipments

AMS and Fraunhofer partnering to develop magnetic encoder ICs

New touch screens responding to touch gestures of tap, flick, zoom, and rotate

Digi-Key becomes distributor for Bosch Sensortec's sensors

e2v's CCD image sensor for Pleiades Earth observation satellite has outperformed

Digi-Key to distribute Aptina's image sensors

austriamicrosystems files lawsuit against Melexis for magnetic encoder patent violation

OMRON and Renesas are partnering to develop touch sensor solutions

White paper on benefits of using Hall effect IC switches in portable devices

National Semiconductor's online tool for sensor signal path solutions

Freescale takes leading position by shipping more than 300 million MEMS based acceleration sensors.

New Products

MEMS accelerometer from TDK deliver precision in tough environment

Photodiode and analog front end integrated SpO2 sensor for wearables

Digital temperature sensor from ams with higher accuracy for cold storage

Small footprint accelerometer can be set for either low-power or low noise

13.5mm x 13.5mm sensor board has multiple sensors and a microcontroller

UI in smart phones: new finger print sensor and Ultra sonic touch interface

Sensors for measuring heart pulse rate and blood oxygen in wearables

ToF ranging sensors for gesture, proximity and many more applications

Thermal imaging-based traffic sensor to dynamically control traffic signals

Low power consumption color sensor for display applications from EVERLIGHT

Synaptics sampling Natural ID fingerprint authentication tech for thicker glass

Wireless heart-beat and breath-rate sensing by a microwave-sensor

TDK expands Lineup of 300 A and 80 A clamp AC current sensor devices

Gesture recognition using MEMS micro-mirror based Infrared imaging

Compact digi UV Sensor for mobile, wearable, and IoT apps

NFC wireless tags with stale food gas sensors by MIT

ST offers Open.MEMS Licensing

Distance measuring proximity sensor for both consumer and industrial electronics

iNEMO ultra 3-axis accelerometer 3-axis gyroscope in SiP for wearble and IoT

1 watt metal plate chip current sense resistor

3D gesture sensor for cars

TLE4966V with dual sensors senses both direction and speed in automotive

Accelerometer mems in car can make emergency call

Micronas launches enhanced angle sensor for automotive and industrial

Reprogrammable Hall effect switch/latch IC from Melexis

Open source software for sensor hub applications

Wireless sensor network tech supports multiple standards

USB kit for programming Micronas' Hall-effect sensors

Hall effect based precision current sensor with ac/dc range up to 50 A

Miniature barometric pressure sensor from STMicroelectronics

360-degree magnetic field detector from Murata

FLIR release new Lepton thermal imaging camera core

Unipolar hall-effect switch from Allegro for automotive and industrial markets

MEMS gyro for camera image stabilization

FLIR release new Lepton thermal imaging camera core

Smaller 9-axis MEMS module from ST with improved resolution

Unipolar hall-effect switch from Allegro for automotive and industrial markets

Infrared receiver offers minimum irradiance of 0.12 mW/m2

MEMS for mobile with stands higher mechanical shock and temperature

Ultra compact 6-axis motion sensor with industry-lowest power requirement

Image sensor developed combining CCD with peripheral CMOS electronics

Quadrant photo-diode with a 5 mm2 active area

8M CMOS image sensor for smart phone and tablet

Long-range wireless M2M sensor/IOT network without repeaters

ICsense designs ASIC for world's first MEMS speaker

24-bit low power piezo resistive sensor signal interface IC

Linear and angular sensors from Micronas in new non-pcb package

Sensor hub from Freescale to scale 3-axis to a 9-axis inertial measurement

Stanford engineers develop paper-thin non-invasive heart beat sensor

TMR magnetic switch sensors from MDT for measuring liquid/gas flow

Sub-harmonic mixers from Hittite operate in 71 to 86 GHz range

Programmable omnipolar Hall effect switch allow same circuit in multiple applications

Tiny low noise SMT MEMS microphone from ADI for hearing aids

High performance 2 x 2 x 1mm size 3-axis magnetometer for mobile devices

Digi o/p Hall effect sensors suitable for LP MCUs in embedded systems

Non-contacting magnetic analog rotary position sensor from Bourns

Field-programmable, unipolar Hall-effect switch for high-temperature applications

IR-to-Bluetooth featured clamp meters to safely measure high currents

Iris recognition module from IriTech at a low price of $110

Melexis unveils MEMS pressure sensors for automotive applications

Analog unveils 1st MEMS accelerometer with Min/Max offset sensitivity over full temp range

Ambient light and proximity sensors introduced by Fairchild for mobile devices

Linear angular position magnetic sensor from Melexis in an IC package

Programmable omnipolar Hall effect switch for proximity and position detection

200g range, Analog 3-axis MEMS accelerometer sensor for range of applications

Micronas presents multi-parametric sensor platform for gas detection

LVDS/LVPECL piezoelectric MEMS oscillator from IDT with <1 picosecond Jitter

Development Platform to evaluate gyroscope, accelerometer sensors

MEMS microphones from ST in tomorrow's smart homes

Accelerometer from ST senses shocks up to 400g in 3D

Temperature sensor from IDT for solid state disk drives

AS5048 14-bit magnetic encoder from austriamicrosystems for noisy environment applications

Non-ITO capacitor touch sensors from Atmel offer enhanced performance

MEMS mic with SNR performance of 65-dBA

Evaluation kits for designing products out of Baolab's MEMS

Smart sensor module from ST packs muti-axis MEMS and 32bit ARM Cortex MCU

MEMS based PLL clock generators from IDT

Linear position Hall Effect Sensor from Vishay features linearity of ± 1 %

Egypt based fables semiconductor firm launches MEMS based optical chip platform

Single MEMS gyro for both user motion and image stabilization in smart phones

STMicroelectronics employs MEMS to digitally model human motion

MEMS based oscillator from NXP is suggested as better alternative to quartz

Magnetoresistive angle sensor with integrated amplifier IC from NXP

ST adds new member to its 3-axis mems gyro

Three-axis accelerometer MEMS devices from ST in 2x2 mm package

ST's 3-axis accelerometer for smart sensing embed finite state machines

1.2 x 1.7 x 1.0 mm thermal MEMS accelerometer has on-chip DSP

MEMS inertial sensors work at 105 g-range and a 12-bit data output with 18.2 LSB/g

MEMS based piezoresistive pressure sensor realized on CMOS

3-axis digital-output gyroscope with user-programmable full-scale ranges from ±250 dps3 up to ±2000 dps

New MEMS device from ST measure 3 axis of both angular and linear motion

16-bit Hall-effect magnetic encoder for sensing position in harsh conditions

Temperature-to-voltage converter with built-in series resistance cancellation

MEMS based voltage controlled temperature compensated oscillator from SiTime

CMOS based 3D Digital MEMS compass made by Baolab

Current sense amp with dual comparators and a precision 400mV voltage reference

Device from ADI packs MEMS and signal processing to measure pitch and roll of ±180 degrees

Precision MEMS pressure sensor from Freescale Semiconductor for altitude detection

Melexis offers programmable linear hall sensors in SMD package

Temperature Switch IC to keep devices within a normal operating temp range

3-axis digital accelerometer with a 2-axis digital gyroscope in a single device

MEMS tech enables temperature measurement by pointing the IR sensor to the object

3D linear position sensor for automotive & industrial apps

2D Hall type position sensor for measuring long distances in automotive and industrial apps

New intrusion motion sensing IC from Zilog for security apps

High temperature dual axis accelerometer sensor for rugged apps

Digital temperature sensor take a footprint of less than 1 squre mm area

Image sensor from Panasonic captures uneven brightness and color

ST's MEMS sensors for sensing linear, angular and magnetic motion with altitude readings

Geo-magnetic 2 modules for three-axis sensing of linear and magnetic motion

MEMS Oscillator devices for flash memory based storage drives

New MEMS Microphones from ST for mobile devices

0.8mm x 0.8mm CSP packaged hall Effect switch from Diodes

NXP has shipped 0.5 billion ABS speed sensor modules

MEMS based oscillators from SiTime are better than quartz oscillators for tablet PCs

4x4x1mm3 measuring 3-axis analog-output gyroscope for mobile devices

Rugged and low power consuming MEMS oscillator from SiTime

Akustica to unveil its MEMS device at Globalpress Electronics Summit 2011

Precision digital temperature sensors with registers and Serial EEPROM

MEMS gyro with rotation sensing rate of ±50,000°/sec

1.1µW power consuming ambient light sensor ICs from Maxim

154dB dynamic range Image Sensor from Melexis for driver assistance systems

850 nm infrared emitter featuring a parabolic lens

Digital MEMS microphone with I2S interface

LED lighting specific temperature sensor chip from Seiko

Hall-sensor IC for 360° navigation sensing in human-machine interfaces

New Hall-Effect linear current sensor IC from Allegro has overcurrent fault output

Custom programmable IMC-Hall-Sensor from Melexis for EV

3-axis Vibration sensor with built-in DSP features

New magnetic sensors from Toshiba for on-off Switches

Semtech adds proximity sensing devices to its capacitive touch sensor ICs

Automotive engine's oil and coolant temperature sensor from TDK-EPC

Current sensors from TDK-EPC measure up to 200 - 300A in electric and hybrid cars

New current transducers from Micronas for automotive and industrial applications

Quartz gyro-sensor based inertial measurement unit from Epson Toyocom

New gyroscope from ADI is immune to vibrations

10-mohms to 50-mohms, 0.5W, current-sensor resistor for DC/DC converters

8 channel temperature sensor from Maxim

Laser navigation sensor with integrated Bluetooth from Avago for wireless mouse applications

Quality sound delivering MEMS microphone at condenser microphone's price

AEC-Q200 qualified micro-chip NTC thermistors from Vishay

Low drift MEMS vertical gyro from MEMSIC

New SDK from AuthenTec for creating fingerprint sensor applications

BiCMOS photoelectric smoke detector from Allegro with a battery life of 10 years

Mid-range IR sensors from Vishay with response time of 300 µs

New automotive Hall-Effect latch sensors from Melexis

Ion and smoke detectors ICs with alarm memory from Microchip

New MEMS inertial sensors from ADI for gyroscope applications

Digital Temperature Sensors from ST for portable devices

Digital temp sensors from ADI achieves ±0.25degC accuracy over wide temp range

Low-power EM touch processor from SiS

Ultra-low power consuming 3-axis accelerometer from ST for motion sensing

Film-Film resistive touch panels from Fujitsu for mobile applications

Micronas ships half a billion HAL 8xy family linear Hall-effect sensor

Pressure sensor of range -2500 to +2500 hectopascals from TDK-EPC

MEMS gyroscope from ADI deliver high performance at low power

Hall-effect transducer from Micronas to measure current

Magnetic angle positioning sensor with SAE SENT J2716 interface

New MEMS microphone from ADI simplifies voice recognition

ST to develop sensor for continuous eye pressure monitoring to detect glaucoma

World's smallest MEMS microphones with a digital interface

Compact version of Fujitsu's palm vein recognition sensor systems

Thermal print head from Kyocera supports card printing

New 3-Axis digital gyroscope from ST Micro for mobile phone, gaming console apps

New CMOS tech based Linear Hall Sensors from Micronas for automobile apps

High sensitive CMOS image sensor with BSI technology from Toshiba

Freescale adds ultra-low-power capacitive sensor and a TSS suite to its touch sensing solutions

ST Micro announced quarter-inch 5MP CMOS image-sensor roadmap for mobile phones

New accelerometer motion sensor sense up to ±6g for use automotive electronics

New Hall-Effect latch sensor with power management feature for portable apps

Linear Hall sensor from Micronas for automotive, domestic and industrial apps

MEMS and Zigbee combined compact module for motion recognition

5 Megapixel CMOS image sensor for camera phones

High sensitivity 1.3 MP CMOS image sensor for embedded imaging apps from e2v

Avago's ultra-thin integrated ambient light and proximity sensor module for mobile apps

New Hall-effect sensor IC with high temperature stability

Maxim's touch-screen ICs with integrated infrared-based proximity sensing

1 to 50 milli-ohms current sensor for portable electronic systems

Resistive touch screen controllers for large volume small formfactor embedded systems

First diode power sensor operating at microwave range upto 33 GHz

ST Micro launches MEMS Gyroscopes

Single chip thermometer IC with RFID transceiver

15 Inch, 5-wire resistive touch panels and protector sheets for POS terminals and kiosks

Hall sensors to detect 3 dimensional motions of 0 to 360 degrees

14-bit magnetic rotary encoder IC to convert rotational motion into electric signal

Current sensors for smart phones and netbooks

ST Microelectronics's new hardware kit to develop wireless sensor networks

Allegro launches differential analog Hall-effect sensor

Micronas develops CMOS based gas sensor

Kit to evaluate touch sensor interface on PIC MCUs

Hall effect based current sensor device to measure currents of 50 to 200 Amps

Hall-effect sensor based linear magnetic encoder with submicron resolutions

New hall sensors from Micronas with increased temp range for consumer market

Accelerometer sensors with built in FIFO memory block

Ambient light sensor ICs for LCD display backlighting from Rohm

Fluid sensors with automatic calibration circuitry

12V hot swap controller with integrated hall-effect sensor

Hall effect based position sensor for transportation and automotive applications

3-megapixel image sensor with Extended-Depth-of-Field (EDoF) capabilities

Temperature-stable and stress-resistant Hall-effect switches and latches

Programmable hall-effect linear sensor for position sensing in automotives

Three-axis MEMS accelerometer with built in ADC draws only 25 micro amps of current

Hearing aid component DCU scroller from Pulse

User programmable linear sensor for automotive markets

Wireless sensing kit for pressure, humidity, temperature and light

Three-Axis accelerometers with digital output

Automotive CMOS sensor for vision-based driver-assistance systems

Programmable Hall-effect sensor for automotive & industrial applications

Digital temperature sensor with high accuracy for automotive applications

Smart, micro-machined Infrared Thermometer for medical needs

High performance MEMS microphones from Analog Devices

National Semiconductor's online tool for sensor signal path solutions

Rotary position sensor from Bourns with long rotational life

MEMS gyroscope from ST Micro with analog and digital outputs

New wide dynamic range CMOS image sensor from TI

Austria Microsystems' new linear hall-effect sensor ICs AS5304 & AS5306

New acceleration sensors from ST Microelectronics for a range of creative applications

Allegro announced two new Hall-Effect sensors for motor control applications

Temperature sensors for DDR memory modules with +/-1 Deg C accuracy

Light based distance measuring sensors from sharp America for touchfree operations.

AH180; Omnipolar hall effect sensor switch from Diodes InC.

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