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Research and Markets: MEMS Gyroscope Market Is Expected To Reach 800M$ In 2010

DUBLIN, Ireland--July 28, 2006--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of MEMS Gyro Markets to their offering.

MEMS gyroscope industry plans a high growth potential of the defence and low end automotive applications. The MEMS gyroscope market is expected to generate in the range of 800M$ value in 2010. During the mean time several challenges are identified:

-- Increasing number of gyroscope players

-- Changes in the value chain due to patents and supply issues

In this context, this is a new report describing the current structure of the MEMS gyroscope industry, the applicative markets, the main business models, the main challenges and its potential evolutions...

The report is including unique features:

-- Description of each application with market estimates and market shares (when available)

-- Analysis of the competition

-- Analysis of the four major business trends

-- Analysis of gyroscope technologies

-- Analysis of technologies substitution risk

The 4 major business trends

We have identified four major trends and challenges that would be detailed in this report:

-- MEMS manufacturers are more and more willing to supply a module instead of a component. Interests for IMUs have been identified in all fields of applications. Developments are in progress at Invensense (USA) for example.

-- MEMS manufacturers are willing to enter volume applications (e.g. Honeywell when in 2005 it extended its gyroscope product range to the automotive field)

-- Business models will adapt according to the supplying strategy of car manufacturers: first signs already occurred in the USA and Japan

-- Patent challenges can play a important role to enter a market, particularly in consumer and automotive applications

More than 13 players are today producing MEMS gyroscopes. The 15 others are at development stage, but a large part of them forecast to enter markets soon. 2005 saw the product launch of Honeywell's (USA) automotive gyro, Switech (CH) and Bosch (D) new components too. The interest of gyro manufacturers in the automotive field is clear. In the coming years, 4 other product introductions will occurred: Freescale, Melexis...

Three fields with high growth potential

Over the scope of gyroscope uses, it is expected that:

-- Automotive applications (highest new entrant rate)

-- Defence & aeronautics applications (stable business)

-- Consumer applications (booming markets thanks to sensor introduction in personal electronics). Specific video game programs like Nintendo Revolution or Sony Playstation 3 are likely to account for tenth of millions gyroscopes shipments as well. But will MEMS meet the tech/price specifications?

-- Emerging gyroscopes applications are today discussed in medical and robotic field

The report is describing the different applications and linked markets on a world basis (2005-2009), who is doing what, the expected product launch and also a complete and in-depth technology, specifications and marketing challenges. This detailed analysis is done per application so that readers can understand the key specifications and system challenges.

The report is bringing a lot of value both to MEMS manufacturers, suppliers to MEMS manufacturers and system manufacturers in order to understand the business potential, the technology status and who is doing what for strategic and marketing decision making.

Report benefits for system manufacturer's possible user of MEMS components

-- Describe the full application range of MEMS gyroscopes on the 2005-2010 periods

-- Provides a complete analysis of the current and future players in the MEMS gyroscope industry

-- Assess the major challenges that will influence the evolution of the gyroscope industry

Report benefits for MEMS manufacturers

-- Highlights markets to target with in-depth analysis of when and how to access that business

-- Gives quantitative component volume figures by year

-- Helps you define the right commercialization approach in terms of specifications and end users

-- Present the product roadmap expected for the next 5 years.

The Companies Mentioned include:

- Analog Devices
- BEI Sensors
- Bosch
- Honeywell
- Kionix
- Murata
- Matsushita
- Samsung
- Sensonor/Infineon
- Tronic's Microsystems
- X-Fab
- Sagem
- Switech
- MEMSense
- Sensor Dynamics
- Freescale
- Endevco
- Thales
- Kearfott
- Motorola Automotive
- Melexis
- Invensense

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