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Automotive applications drive pressure sensor market

15th June 2018
Alex Lynn

A new review has been released to complement an existing technology and market report from Yole Développement (Yole). The comparative review of pressure sensor chips, modules and TPMS, Mems Pressure Sensor Market and Technologies 2018, has been conducted by System Plus Consulting, part of the Yole Group. 

The reports found that the MEMS pressure sensor market is still driven by automotive applications. Established automotive applications have increased MEMS pressure sensors adoption in the integrating systems and also their widespread geographical adoption, especially in China, thanks to new automotive regulation. Consumer is the second pressure sensor business with new consumer applications, including wearables, electronic cigarettes and drones, which are giving attractive perspectives to the devices’ manufacturers.

MEMS pressure sensor technologies are segmented into piezoresistive and capacitive categories. Both two technologies are not hugely different in terms of performance but capacitive is limited to absolute pressure applications. Today piezoresistive is leading the industry in terms of market share, and that will probably continue in the future despite growing adoption of capacitive technology in consumer application.

Under this new report, insight is provided into the structures, technical choices, designs, processes, supply chain positions and costs of a selection of key MEMS pressure sensors.

Seven consumer, 14 industrial and 13 automotive MEMS pressure sensor products from the leading suppliers are analysed in System Plus Consulting’s study. Suppliers include: All Sensors, Amphenol, APM, Bosch, Denso, First Sensor, Fuji Electric, Freescale/NXP, Honeywell, Infineon, Melexis, Merit SensorSystems, Mitsubishi Electric, Nagano Keiki, Sensata, Sensirion, SMI and STMicroelectronics.

The MEMS pressure sensors comparison points out the diversity of devices and related technologies which are a characteristic of this industry. All manufacturing process flows and cost reviews are detailed in the report to highlight the technical choices made by each player, according to the market segments.

View the full report here.

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