Developments in sensors and MEMS accelerate IoT application innovation

22 November 2016
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Emil Berthelsen
Keywords: Sensors, MEMS, IoT, Deep Reactive Ion Etching, miniaturization
Companies: Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Sensortec, STMicroelectronics, Sandia National Laboratories, Sony, Softkinetic, NXP, Freescale, Avago, Broadcom, Qorvo, GreenPeak, Texas Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, Avago Technologies, Qorvo, Knowles Eletronics, Invensense, Lumedyne
Number of Pages: 7

Often hardly mentioned and probably the smallest building blocks in size in IoT infrastructures, sensors and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have undergone substantial developments in the past decade, addressing and augmenting developments in IoT. Miniaturization, producing at economies of scale, sensor fusion, and the integration of sensors and actuators are some of the key developments.

This Research Note traces the importance of sensors, how MEMS are playing a critical role in IoT, and where the next developments are happening in this field.

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