LYON, France, 26 June 2008. Hewlett Packard and Texas Instruments remain the world's two leading manufacturers of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), according to the newly revised ranking of global MEMS companies by sales in 2007 from Yole Développement in Lyon, France.
Freescale Semiconductor, Canon, Analog Devices, and Systron Donner SDI-SDA rank seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth, according to Yole Développement revised MEMS ranking. GE Sensing ranks 13th, according to the ranking, while Honeywell and Infineon Technologies rank 14th and 15th.
Panasonic, meanwhile, ranks 19th, Murata ranks 22nd, and FLIR Systems ranks 25th, Yole Développement's ranking says. The 2007 sales of the top 30 companies was $37 million in 2007, compared to $26 million in 2006 -- a growth rate of 42 percent.
Automotive applications are among the primary drivers of the MEMS market, yet the most growth comes consumer applications. STMicroelectronics , Analog Devices, and Avago Technologies each record annual growth of more than 20 percent from 2006 to 2007 for MEMS integration in mobile phones, gaming systems, and sports applications.
Hewlett Packard is the 1st MEMS manufacturer with more than $850 million in 2007, replacing Texas Instruments in the top spot. Nine companies in the top 30 are above $200 million in sales, compared to only four companies two years ago, Yole Développement analysts say.
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