Peter Clarke, EETimes Europe
3/10/2014 10:45 AM EDT
ARM mobile phone and iPad design wins helped Bosch became was the top manufacturer of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors and actuators in 2013, according to market research firm IHS.
In 2012 Bosch and ST had been joint top of the MEMS rankings, according to HIS (see Bosch and ST battle for top spot in MEMS market)
Bosch sales jumped by 26 percent on an annual basis in 2013 to reach $1 billion in a market that increased 5.8 percent to $8.96 billion and climbed ahead of STMicroelectronics NV whose MEMS sales declined by 2.1 percent, the market research firm estimated.
Overall, the top 20 MEMS producers accounted for combined revenue in 2013 of $6.99 billion, or 78 percent of the industry total of $8.96 billion. The percentage of the top 20 a year earlier in 2012 was the same at 78 percent when the group's takings amounted to $6.60 billion, measured against industry totals of $8.47 billion that year, as shown in figure.
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