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Market Challenges Whether you are setting the strategy for a foundry, or selecting a foundry partner for your product, now more than ever before, the choices made today will determine your future ...
Market Challenges Whether you are setting the strategy for a foundry, or selecting a foundry partner for your product, now more than ever before, the choices made today will determine your future survival. With competition increasing from a variety of players, MEMS Foundries need to solidify their business model, clarify their positioning and streamline their offering to insure long-term success. MEMS foundries are the new key players of the MEMS industry. Major open MEMS foundries are now profitable and most are moving to upgrade to 8-inch production lines. Growth of consumer applications and other high potential market opportunities have attracted new entrants coming from mainstream semiconductor, leveraging their high volume production lines combining CMOS technology and MEMS. A heated competition will start between established MEMS foundries and these new players experienced in volume production. The MEMS Foundry market is still very fragmented. The largest markets for MEMS foundries are inkjet printheads using mainly 'exclusive' foundry services, but open foundries are developing innovative platforms addressing new applications like RF-MEMS or microphones and developing different approaches of product platform from fixed process to Multi-project Wafer (MPW).Market metrics With over 50 companies identified worldwide, MEMS foundries are the new key partners of the MEMS industry. While the foundry business experienced a booming 22% growth to reach $480 million in 2008, MEMS foundries do not expect more than single digit revenue increase for 2009 with low visibility on bookings. MEMS market share captured by foundries is increasing for most products because the structure of the MEMS industry is stabilizing with emerging MEMS companies choosing 'fabless' or 'fablite' business models and sharing the production risks of new products with the MEMS foundries. a/ 'MEMS Foundries 2009' focuses on the segmentation of this part of the MEMS value chain, highlighting MEMS foundry markets and trends. b/ 'MEMS Foundries 2009' is the only report highlighting how foundries will gain market share in the MEMS market, and the key criteria to understand why MEMS companies are more interested in Foundries today. c/ Acquiring 'MEMS Foundries 2009', will allow you to quickly identify major MEMS foundries and the most dedicated foundry partner for your activity. Key features'MEMS Foundries 2009' spotlights an original business model of the MEMS industry, highlighting major players and ranking 2008 sales with a comparison to 2007. The report will allow you to better understand the dynamism of these players with a fine segmentation of MEMS foundries. 'MEMS foundries 2009' will give you information on how typical foundry revenues are generated, from development services to wafer processing. Finally, 'MEMS Foundries 2009' will provide you the latest trends and information on MEMS foundry activities: Major changes in the MEMS industry and interest for foundries, new entrants, MEMS foundry opportunities and also new technology focuses for foundries. Key benefits of the report'MEMS foundry' is a generic name for companies increasing activities and market share in the manufacture of MEMS devices. The report will help you to understand characteristics of MEMS foundries. You will be able will to identify your future production partners easily, understand the key MEMS foundry dynamics today and gain insights into the evolution of the MEMS Foundry business. Benefits of the report for MEMS foundries and contract manufacturers Analysis of the structure of the MEMS industry and evolution of the industrial food chain Competitive analysis Description of today markets and next evolutions Proposal of exit strategies Benefits of the investors in MEMS foundries and contract manufacturers Competitive analysis Detailed analysis of the market and industry evolution Analysis of the latest deals Proposal of exit strategies Ability to determine when the exit will b
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