Yole: Autos, inkjets down, consumer apps up in 2008 MEMS ranks

March 24, 2009: The MEMS research group Yole Développement has labeled 2008 a “year of unusual movement in the industry” and released what it is calling the 18 “winners” and 12 “losers” of the year.

Yole named its list of top 30 MEMS manufacturers with “winners” — or companies that have shown revenue growth — including Kionix, Measurement Specialties, STM, Panasonic, and Murata.

Yole’s list of “losers” — companies that have shown a decrease in sales — includes FormFactor, Silicon Sensing Systems, and Lexmark.

Overall sales of the top 30 MEMS manufacturers decreased by 2% compared to previous year.

Yole’s numbers come after iSuppli released its numbers for the MEMS auto supply chain, which also showed lower sales due to the recession.


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