Gaming market reveals changes in MEMS gyroscope competitive landscape

Thu, 10/28/2010 - 7:35am

The battle to introduce the 3-axis gyroscopes on smartphones has just started, but the major market for MEMS gyroscopes is still gaming. In a $418M consumer gyroscope market in 2010, gaming represents a market segment of $162M  according to Yole Développement.

Yole Développement believes 2 gyroscope industry providers will benefit from these changes:

-   According to Yole Développement’s information, the 2-axis gyro in the Move controller is from Sony. Sony is a newcomer in the MEMS gyroscope landscape: Sony has developed a  2-axis solution that is now integrated in  all its DSCs except high-end products since end 2009. Those parts are also sold to a few other DSC manufacturers in Japan, and are now integrated in the PS3 Move game controller, which means that Sony now has a very large gyro market share! Sony Computer Entertainment may have a second source for this 2-axis gyroscope but Yole Développement believes that Sony gyroscopes are used in majority.

Laurent Robin, Market Analyst at Yole Développement, explains the structure of this industry and announces key market data. The “Motion Sensor Market for Consumer & Mobile Applications” report includes detailed analysis on the following MEMS solutions: accelerometers, gyroscopes, electronic compass, combo sensors.



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