MEMS pressure sensors: much more than “business as usual”

The automotive market is still driving revenues for MEMS pressure sensors – but for how long?

“Pressure sensors are widely used throughout the industry across numerous applications.” asserts Dimitrios Damianos, Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole). “In the last couple of decades, automotive has been one of the main sectors to drive demand for these devices. The development of new systems in conventional internal combustion engine vehicles, as well as hybrid electric vehicles, is demanding complex control systems”.

Many different sensing technologies have been used so far for measuring pressure in automotive, industrial, defense & aerospace and other harsh environments. Examples include strain gauges on metal substrates, plus capacitive and piezo-resistive sensors using ceramic materials that are used to sense pressures of several tens or hundreds of bars. But for pressure levels below the 5-10 bar mark their sensing elements become relatively big and expensive. This is where MEMS pressure sensors have strongly penetrated.

Released today, the MEMS Pressure Sensors – Technology and Market Trends 2021 report summarizes the status of the MEMS pressure sensor industry in a thorough manner, taking into account the trends for each application and market separately. Focus of this version is green mobility and electrification, that has significant implications for the future of MEMS pressure sensors. Spanning from market forecasts, to market trends to technology trends, this study also delivers an in-depth understanding of the ecosystem, supply chain and main players’ strategies.

What are the economic and technological challenges of the MEMS pressure sensors industry? What are the key drivers? Who are the companies to watch?

Yole presents today its vision of the MEMS pressure sensors industry.