June 23, 2020
A SEMI Europe Hosted Webinar with Yole Développement
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online, Central European Time
Part 1: MEMS Sensors
Despite declining smartphone sales and a stagnating automotive market back in 2019, the MEMS industry is still strong.
- Voice personal assistants landed hard, their skills are increasing and leading to the era of the Internet of Voice.
- MEMS microphones are the driving force of this re-evolution being vigorously integrated in smartphones, smart speakers, earbuds, etc.
- Green mobility, safety and ADAS requirements will increase the demand of pressure and inertial MEMS in cars.
However, the aging MEMS market will need some face-lifting such as better software and algorithms leading to better sensor fusion and processing on the edge, in order to extract more juice from the sensors and lead to new use cases or better end-user experience.
Besides, the unforeseen COVID-19 crisis has paralyzed the whole world: from manufacturing sites being closed to logistics and supply chain problems, the effects are strongly felt. Each market has different dynamics, with automotive being the worst hit sector, while medical applications have the most positive outlook.
MEMS market dynamics, the impact of COVID-19 as well as future trends will be presented in the first session.
Part 2: Imaging Sensors
In 2019, CIS market reached $19.3B exceeding 4.6% of total semiconductor sales. This industry is actively driving developments in new pixel designs and 3D semiconductor technologies.
- Demand from mobile devices will keep thriving
- The overall attachment rate for CIS cameras per phone moves towards in average of 3.06 units per phone
- Growth rate for CIS attachment grew to 25% for 2019
- In the consumer space, photography’s decline has bottomed out, while smart home devices and home robotics are providing emerging use-cases.
End of 2019, the CMOS Image Sensors industry went into overheating with a combination of high demand and high prices due to capacity limitations. In automobile domain, CIS is a cornerstone technology in the development of machine sensing, artificial intelligence (AI) powered devices such as in advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) applications. It powers many of the on-going revolutions, in new technical products and new use cases.
The second presentation will give a snapshot of the current status of the CIS industry.
Dimitrios Damianos, PhD joined Yole Développement (Yole) as a Technology and Market Analyst and is working within the Photonics, Sensing & Display division.
Dimitrios is daily working with his team to deliver valuable technology & market reports regarding the imaging industry including photonics & sensors.
After his research on theoretical and experimental quantum optics and laser light generation, Dimitrios pursued a Ph.D. in optical and electrical characterization of dielectric materials on silicon with applications in photovoltaics and image sensors, as well as SOI for microelectronics at Grenoble’s university (France).
Chenmeijing Liang works as a Technology & Market Analyst within the Photonics, Sensing & Display Division at Yole Développement (Yole).
As part of the Imaging team, Chenmeijing contributes analyses of CIS markets, related technologies and market strategies of the leading semiconductor companies, as well as the quarterly reports.
Prior to Yole, she was engaged in the development of R&D projects: Chenmeijing was a member of Group PSA R&D department where she worked on Vehicle 3D Imaging projects. In addition, she assisted with various technical and commercial projects.
Q&A and Conclusion
Open to All.