Dr Eric Mounier, Fellow Analyst – Yole | Topic: Megatrends Impacts on MEMS
The current world is under big changes with megatrends affecting our everyday life: autonomous and connected cars, 5G, new human-interface, health care, industry 4.0 … all are driven by new societal demands and will change the way we life and work. But these changes cannot occur without an increasing content of semiconductors and specially sensors and MEMS in the end-systems. For smart transportation, for example, the development of robotic and autonomous vehicles will drive the demand for ADAS systems, lidars, dead reckoning sensors. Infrastructure and mobile industry will also be impacted by 5G and more sensing capabilities in smartphones, Health requires more MEMS in patient monitoring, IVD testing, medical imaging, patient care, drug delivery, and pharma research. And besides established MEMS markets that continue to grow (such as pressure sensors), there is also a shift from physical parameters sensing (movement, pressure) to more “advanced” sensing capabilities: RF waves, infra-red and hyperspectral, odors… This will drive a new wave of innovation for MEMS technologies. This talk will review the world megatrends and impact for MEMS. Forecast in MEMS units and value will be discussed as well as future trends in terms of technologies and challenges.