Taking place from the 6th to the 9th of October in Grenoble's AlpExpo exhibition centre, SEMICON Europa not only packed an impressive number of presentations and forums, ranging from Semiconductor processing and packaging to Plastic Electronics, MEMS manufacturing and test issues, the exhibition also hosted a buoyant Innovation Village where French startups pitched their ideas and showcased their product concepts.
Leading MEMS microphone supplier Knowles Corp. (Itasca, Illinois) has said a pause in manufacturing due to a defect in one of its new products will knock about $20 million of its previous estimate for third quarter sales.
InvenSense Inc., (San Jose, Calif.), a supplier of motion tracking components based on MEMS technology, has announced that its 6-axis motion sensor products, in the market since 2010, have now shipped over four hundred million units.
The winner of an "elevator pitch" competition due to be held at the MEMS Executive Congress coming up November 5 to 7 in Scottsdale, Arizona, could win a grant valued at $160,000 and one year's free membership of the MEMS Industry Group (MIG).
STMicroelectronics' MP23AB02B MEMS microphone maintains ultra-low distortion at less than 10% up to very high external sound-pressure levels, enabling equipment such as smartphones and wearable devices to perform better when placing calls or recording audio in loud environments.