MEMS microphone

MEMS microphone

[¦memz or ¦em¦ē¦em¦es ′mī·krə‚fōn]
(engineering acoustics)
A very small microphone, generally less than 1 millimeter, that can be incorporated directly onto an electronic chip and commonly uses a small thin membrane fabricated on the chip to detect sound.
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The marketof automotive MEMS sensorshas also been segmented on the basis of different types of MEMS sensors; this consists of MEMS inertial sensors, MEMS microphone, and MEMS pressure sensors.
Ideal for consumer electronics, the new multi-mode MEMS microphone offers a high signal-to-noise ratio within the low power mode, which enables voice controlled applications and maximizes battery life.
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications(1), expanded its sensor portfolio with a new high-performance, low-power digital MEMS microphone.
The STA321MP permits direct connection of a MEMS microphone, saving parts count and cost.
The devices that UMC has introduced include MEMS microphone and accelerometer, with the former having passed tests and sporting signal/noise ratio of 56dBA.
According to Jeremie Bouchaud, director and principal analyst for MEMS & Sensors at IHS, the worldwide MEMS microphone market is expected to grow to more than 4 billion units by 2016, as compared to the 700 million shipped in 2010.
The ST booth is also hosting a voice-recognition demo based on a MEMS microphone and a BLE network processor.
It has cooperated with over 30 global MEMS companies to develop and produce various types of chips, including the pressure sensor, motion sensor, MEMS microphone, micro-mirror, and many more.
We're aiming to increase the size of the MEMS microphone market by an order of magnitude," said Benedetto Vigna, Group Vice President and General Manager of MEMS and Healthcare Division, STMicroelectronics.
The MEMS Microphone will remain one of the fastest growing MEMS components due to existing and new opportunities.
STMicroelectronics is launching a new MEMS microphone testing lab in Taiwan.
ST s new advanced MEMS Microphone lab will focus on all-level audio performance testing from components (microphone or acoustic components) to modules and systems, including smart phones, tablets, notebooks, TVs, and remote controls, ensuring superior recording and sound quality, shorter debugging period, and faster time to market for end applications.