The report titled “Global MEMS Microphone Market: Trends & Opportunities (2014-2019)” provides an in-depth analysis of the global MEMS microphone market with detailed analysis of market sizing and growth, market share and economic impact of the industry. Detailed analysis of global MEMS microphone market by performance level, by type and by business segments is also presented in this report. The application of MEMS microphones in business segment like mobile devices, notebooks and media tablet has also been analyzed in the report.
The report also assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the industry. Growth of the overall global MEMS microphone industry has also been forecasted for the period 2014-2019, taking into consideration the previous growth patterns, the growth drivers and the current and future trends. The competition in global MEMS microphone market is stiff and dominated by the big players like Knowles Electronics, AAC Technologies, STMicroelectronics and Goertek etc. Further, key players of the MEMS microphone industry like Knowles Electronics; AAC Technologies; and InvenSense are also profiled with their financial information and respective business strategies.
- Company Coverage
- Knowles Electronics
- AAC Technologies
MEMS Market: By Application Type
- Media Tablet
- Mobile Handset
MEMS Market: By Performance Level
The Micro Electrical-Mechanical System (MEMS) microphone, known as a microphone chip or silicon microphone finds extensive usage in high-quality audio output devices. Most smartphones and tablets use MEMS microphones for the high sound quality and with technological development, advanced miniature MEMS microphones can be easily integrated into compact electronic devices.
The MEMS microphone market is experiencing robust sales growth driven by increased penetration of MEMS microphone in mobile handsets and smartphones and increased demand for high quality sound in consumer electronics by the mobile handsets manufactures like Apple and Samsung. In addition, new applications of MEMS microphones outside of consumer electronics such as automotive and hearing aids will facilitate positive growth prospects for the global MEMS microphone market in the coming years.
The growth as well as the popularity of MEMS microphones started with its adoption in the smartphones and more specifically, the adoption of MEMS by Apple. Apple in 2010 initiated the current boom in MEMS microphone sales when it adopted the devices in its iPhone 4. However, with the addition of MEMS microphones into the highly successful iPad 2 in 2011, Apple’s purchasing of the tiny devices went into overdrive. When combined with strong increases in its buys of MEMS microphones for iPhone headsets, Apple outstripped all other rivals to become the largest consumer of the MEMS devices, helping the growth of the overall market.