STMicroelectronics has shipped 5 billion MEMS sensors, which combined with its total of more than 3 billion micro-actuators shipped, is claimed to demonstrate that ST is the only company with the expertise to cover the full range of micro-machined silicon devices. With almost 1,000 MEMS-related patent families and close customer relationships with many of the markets’ top companies, ST is at the forefront of MEMS technology development.

“The excitement around the Internet of Things and wearable applications combines with the added value of sensors and micro-actuators to create an ever-expanding number of applications that will drive this market’s continued strong growth,” said Jérémie Bouchaud, director and senior principal analyst for MEMS and Sensors at IHS Inc., an independent provider of business information and analytics. “ST’s broad range of sensors and micro-actuators clearly positions it as the company with the most comprehensive portfolio.”

Leveraging ST’s robust design technologies and expertise, along with high-quality manufacturing enables ST’s sensors and micro-actuators to also be used in automotive, healthcare, and wellness applications, where reliability is critical.

“We have barely scratched the surface of the valuable role sensors and micro-actuators will play in improving the quality of our lives at home, at work and at play by making us safer and products easier to use,” said Benedetto Vigna, ST executive vice president and general manager of the Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group. “With the industry’s most diverse portfolio ideally suited to the most dynamic industries, we are the only company that can continue to enable wave after wave of innovation in our homes, cars, and workplace, changing everyone’s life for the better.”