MEMS microphone market has been growing since its first appearance in 2003. The huge worldwide adoption of smartphones, each using more than one MEMS microphone, creates the wide integration and rocketing growth of the MEMS microphone market. Some smartphones are now using three microphones: one for voice capture, one or two for noise cancellation and one for voice recognition improvement.
The Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable electronics applications are emerging markets for MEMS microphones: new opportunities will create new momentum in this fast growing business. Smart watch, smart glasses, smart home & building, and vehicle voice control will be promising applications in the next few years.
“We believe that the MEMS microphone will remain one of the fastest growing MEMS components due to existing and new opportunities. The market will grow from $785M in 2013 to $1.65B by 2019. Shipments are expected to grow from 2.4B in 2013 to 6.6B units in 2019 which points to a market filled with opportunities for existing and new players,” says Wenbin Ding, Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement.
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In their new report, Yole Développement has completely re-examined and updated the MEMS microphone market data to provide a clear 2013 to 2019 market forecast.
Medical and automotive MEMS microphone markets will grow, but the current markets are still small. The Internet of Things will definitely result in new opportunities for the automotive market. MEMS microphones facilitate man-machine communication and enable voice detection and control to make devices more effective. Increased device effectiveness will lead to greater opportunity.
Yole Développement’s technology & market analysis provide a complete overview of traditional applications – mobile phone, notebook, camera and tablet, other consumer electronics, medical applications, and automotive applications – as well as identify emerging applications.