Top 10 MEMS manufacturers in the world
A few days ago, the well-known semiconductor consulting company Yole released the global MEMS company revenue ranking list. According to the MEMS product revenue of each company in 2021, the global MEMS company strength ranking is listed. These companies are also currently the most powerful MEMS manufacturers in the world.
Among the top 10 MEMS companies, there are 5 companies in the United States, 2 in Germany, and 1 in Switzerland, Japan, and China. Among the top 30 MEMS companies, there are 14 companies in the United States, 5 in China, 3 in Switzerland, 3 in Japan, 2 in Germany, and one each in Belgium, Canada, and the Netherlands. It can be seen that in the global MEMS industry, the United States is strong.
Main product types: covering 5 categories of inertial, environmental, intelligent, optical, and acoustic sensors.
Main application areas: automobile manufacturing, consumer electronics, household appliances Bosch. As the leader of MEMS manufacturers, Robert BOSCH occupies the two major markets of automobile and consumer electronics.
Profile: BOSCH is a German semiconductor and electronics giant, engaged in automotive and intelligent transportation technology, industrial technology, consumer goods and energy and building technology industries, and is currently the undisputed king of MEMS sensors in the world.
Headquarters: United States
Main product types: optical sensors, proximity sensors, ambient brightness sensors, etc.
Main application areas: communication applications, industrial applications
Profile: Broadcom is the world’s leading fabless company for wired and wireless communications semiconductors, with a wide range of businesses, and is particularly well-known in the communications chip industry. Broadcom and Bosch are also known as the two giants of MEMS in the world, but it has lagged behind Bosch in recent years. In 2021, affected by the demand for 5G communications, MEMS business of Broadcom will grow strongly.
Headquarters: United States
Main product types: amplifiers, filters, passive components, oscillators, frequency converters
Main application areas: wireless communication, aerospace defense, consumer electronics
Profile: Qorvo provides high-performance RF solutions for advanced wireless equipment, defense radar and communication applications. It focuses on the research and development of RF radio frequency devices and is a major supplier of RF MEMS devices worldwide. In 2021, it will be boosted by global 5G and other communication services. MEMS radio frequency ( RF) filter devices are growing rapidly, so Qorvo has grown significantly. Qorvo acquired NextInput in 2021 to enter the field of human-machine interface pressure sensing.
Main product types: MEMS sensors, including accelerometers, gyroscopes, digital compasses, inertial modules, pressure sensors, humidity sensors, smart sensors, Sensor Hub, temperature sensors, and touch sensors
Main application areas: communications, automotive, industry
Profile: STMicroelectronics is an international IDM company and a global sensor giant. In the early years, it has been the TOP3 of global MEMS sensor devices, second only to Bosch and Broadcom. In recent years, affected by the demand for 5G communication equipment, it has fallen to TOP4.
Headquarters: United States
Main product type: MEMS filter
Main application areas: automobiles, consumer electronics, drones, robots, etc.
Profile: Qualcomm is a global leader in mobile communication technology and is famous for pioneering CDMA technology. Qualcomm owns Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, RF360 and other subsidiaries, mainly engaged in the research and development and sales of radio frequency (RF) front-end MEMS devices. Its MEMS filters are based on surface acoustic wave (SAW), Temperature Compensated Surface Acoustic Wave (TC-SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW).
Main product types: inertial sensors, temperature sensors, pressure sensors, accelerometers, etc.
Main application fields: mobile communication, automotive electronics, consumer electronics, industry
Profile: TDK is a global giant of electronic components and electronic raw materials, and its MEMS business mainly comes from InvenSense and Tronics. InvenSense is an American sensor company that was acquired by TDK in 2016 as part of its MEMS sensor business group. Tronics is a French sensor company that was acquired by TDK in 2016. In 2021, TDK’s MEMS business grew strongly, rising from top 9 in 2021 to top 6.
Main product types: Humidity Sensor, Capacitive Sensing, Gas/Chemical Sensing, Hall Effect Sensor, Inductive Sensing, Optical Sensing, Pressure Sensing, Ultrasonic Sensing, Current Sensing, Other Sensor Signal Conditioners
Main application areas: electronic products, automobile manufacturing, communication equipment, household appliances
Profile: Texas Instruments is a world-renowned semiconductor company. According to IC Insights statistics in 2021, Texas Instruments is the ninth largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world. It mainly focuses on MEMS micromirror arrays in MEMS technology. In the past few years, Texas Instruments’ MEMS business has declined severely. At the same time, affected by the business growth of other manufacturers, Texas Instruments’ MEMS business ranking this year has dropped by 2 places compared with the previous year.
Main Product Type: MEMS Microphones
Main application areas: consumer electronics, automotive electronics
Profile: Goermicro, the top 1 MEMS company in China. In recent years, Goermicro has devoted itself to the spin-off of the MEMS business. The spin-off Goermicro seeks to be listed on the GEM. The only entity in the MEMS business of Seoul shares, announced on December 29, 2021 that it has been accepted by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Goermicro entered the top 10 list in 2019, and ranked 6th in 2020, but dropped 2 places to 8th in 2021, mainly due to the weak global consumer electronics business. Goermicro mainly focuses on MEMS acoustic sensor products. In addition to wafer manufacturing, its business covers key links in the industrial chain such as chip design, product development, packaging and testing, and system applications.
Main product types: inkjet, laser printing MEMS printheads
Main application areas: printers
Profile: Hewlett-Packard is a global computer and printer giant. The sales contribution of its MEMS devices mainly comes from the MEMS inkjet print heads of its own printers. In the early years of the MEMS industry, HP was ranked first all year round. Due to the sluggish growth in global laser printing demand, HP’s MEMS business ranking has declined year after year, but it is still among the top ten MEMS companies in the world. MEMS inkjet print head is one of the important application fields of MEMS. Compared with traditional mechanical print head, it has smaller nozzle size, even up to several microns, smaller thickness, higher precision and density, and mechanical and electrical properties and excellent features. MEMS inkjet print heads have a tendency to replace traditional mechanical print heads.
Main product types: lidar, magnetic sensor, current sensor, pressure sensor, image sensor
Main application areas: automotive manufacturing, consumer electronics, industrial applications, medical equipment
Profile: Infineon is a global sensor and semiconductor giant, formerly Siemens Semiconductors. Infineon’s sensor business is extensive and has applications in many fields, and its MEMS sensor business has always been at the forefront of the world. In 2016, Infineon acquired Innoluce to enter the MEMS solid-state lidar market.
The above is the list of the top 10 companies in the global MEMS business in 2022. Generally speaking, there is little change from the previous year. Among them, the top 4: Bosch, Broadcom, Qorvo, and STMicroelectronics, remained unchanged from the previous year. TDK has risen by 3 places over the previous year and is the fastest-rising company among the top 10 MEMS companies.
Chinese MEMS manufacturer Goermicro is the only Chinese company that has entered the top 10 in the world. It entered the top 10 for the first time in 2019 and ranked 9th, ranked 6th in 2020, and fell two places to 8th this year. It is worth mentioning that the old MEMS microphone giant Knowles Electronics fell out of the top ten.