April 20, 2012 -- The market for micro opto electro mechanical systems (MOEMS), a subsegment of MEMS chips, is poised for exponential growth, reports Semico. MOEMS manipulate light, for projecting images or for direct view displays. MEMS devices are established in projection applications, and MEMS for direct view displays are emerging.
The total optical-MEMS market was under $1 billion in 2011, but by 2016 it will reach $10.4 billion, according to Semico.
The projector type of MOEMS use a micromirror technology that oscillate to direct a light beam. Texas Instruments is the current market leader with its DLP micromirror projection technology for DTV. This segment will grow as pico projectors from TI and other vendors gain a foothold in smart phones and other consumer electronics.
The direct view display devices are an array of elements that control reflected light. Qualcomm has introduced its Mirasol MEMS display in eReaders. The future for Mirasol and other MEMS display technology is in other applications.
In “MEMS Displays: Projecting a Direct View of the Market,” Semico examines end-use markets for MEMS in projection and display, including each markets’ size and growth rates and the MEMS penetration rates. It includes unit and sales TAMs of MEMS for projection and display.
Semico is a semiconductor marketing & consulting research company. Learn more at www.semico.com.