Report: Increases in MEMS revenue to slow as unit shipments grow

July 11, 2005 — Although revenue and unit shipments of MEMS both rose by 15.2 percent in 2004, the pattern of growth in the sector is changing, according to a report recently issued by EmTech Research, a division of Small Times Media.

While unit shipments are forecast to continue expanding at double-digit rates, revenue increases are expected to fall into the single digits over the next five years, according to the report, Entering a New Phase of Growth: 2005 MEMS Forecast.

The report found that Texas Instruments overtook Hewlett-Packard as the leading supplier of MEMS devices based on 2004 revenues, although HP remained the leader in terms of unit shipments. It also found that the communications market, led by cell phones, will see the biggest gains through 2009 and is projected to nearly quadruple its share of MEMS revenue.


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