Chipworks, Yole to Offer In-Depth Analysis for MEMS Industry

Chipworks, the leader in reverse engineering and technical analysis of semiconductors and microelectronic systems and Yole Développement, a MEMS market research and business development consulting company, announced an agreement to work collaboratively to provide more in-depth business and technical analysis for the MEMS industry.

The companies have developed a Chipworks Inkjet Printhead technical comparative analysis report and a Yole Développement Inkjet Printhead Market analysis report; both are available for purchase today.

“Yole is an established market analysis leader in the MEMS industry and their results complement Chipworks’ technical analysis on the latest developments in MEMS technology,” says Julia Elvidge, president, Chipworks. “Together we’ve expanded the scope and scale of the information that we deliver to our customers around the world. This information helps them to achieve a deeper understanding the market trends and evolving technology in the fast-paced and growing MEMS industry. We help customers to make business decisions regarding their market activities or design decisions in their product development processes.”

The agreement announced includes knowledge transfer and collaboration on MEMS industry reports, highly-focused educational events and in-depth seminars on topics that are most important to companies that are driving the MEMS industry.

“We are pleased to simultaneously release our Inkjet Printhead Market report with Chipworks’ technical analysis comparison report on MEMS,” says Jean-Christophe Eloy, managing director Yole Développement. “We are proud to team up with Chipworks, a highly respected company that has often been one of our sources for specific technical data in our surveys. This arrangement is another indication of the maturity of the MEMS market.”

MEMS devices got their start in the automotive industry. Today these devices cover a broad range of highly competitive applications including gyroscopes, accelerometers, oscillators and switches that are used in down stream applications such as ink jet printheads, microphones, pressure sensors, game controllers and are seeing significant growth in consumer electronics.

Dr. St.John Dixon-Warren, engineering manager at Chipworks and Jean-Christophe Eloy, managing director and founder of Yole Développement, will present recent analysis and discuss the latest inside MEMS technology at the Transducers event in Lyon, France, June 10-14, 2007. To find out more about the Chipworks and Yole Développement partnership, visit their booth at Transducers 07 at the Lyon Convention Centre; or to make an appointment to meet the team at Transducers, send an email with your request.

About Chipworks
Chipworks is an internationally recognized technical services company that analyzes the circuitry and physical composition of semiconductors and electronic systems. Our services include a wide range of applications in patent licensing support and competitive study. For more than 14 years, Chipworks has successfully helped semiconductor and electronics organizations achieve their goals by supporting research and development efforts in strategic product development and patent portfolio management. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Chipworks has offices in Warsaw, Poland; Seoul, Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. The Company is represented in Israel.

About Yole
Yole Développement is the world leader in the analysis of the MEMS markets: with more than 18 consultants, Yole Développement is working worldwide with the key industrial companies, R&D institutes and investors in order to help them to understand the markets and technology trends in the MEMS fields. Based in Lyon (France headquarters), Yole Développement is a market research and business development consulting company, facilitating market access for advanced technology industrial projects.