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Mems Microphone Market

MEMS Microphone Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type, by Product Type and by Industry Vertical : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: Mohammed Ahad Sheikh | Sonia Mutreja
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MEMS Microphone Market Outlook - 2027

MEMS Microphone is a solid-state IC that comprises pressure-sensitive diaphragm embedded on a semiconductor that can be incorporated directly on to an electronic chip along with a small, thin membrane fabricated on the chip to detect sound. It is actually composed of a diaphragm vibrating between two holed black plates and works as audio sensor to support voice activation and provide high quality audio. This device is widely used in consumer electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, smart speakers, music recorders, owing to their compact size, small form factor as well as its ability to eliminate sound damping by cancelling any unwanted background noise. 

MEM microphones can provide high quality audio recording, voice calls over mobiles as well as can withstand high temperature supported by low power consumption. In addition, these are largely incorporated in 3D cameras, anti-theft systems, radars for security and surveillance as they are highly sensitive to frequency changes, which contributes to their steady performance. 

Piezoelectric technology-based microphones are used in car infotainment system, loudspeakers, television broadcasting as they are less susceptible to deterioration after long periods, offer fast pick-up time, owing to lack of sensitivity to dust, moisture, or other environmental disturbances. Enhancement of overall acoustic impact facilitating wind noise filtering, beam steering, 3D sound accompanied by integration of virtual reality boosts growth of the MEMS microphone market share.

Covid-19 Scenario Analysis:

  • After the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China the semiconductor market was the most impacted industry, as manufacturing units, which are mostly in China had to shut operations leading to severe disruption of supply chain. There is a short-term demand lapse, which has led to decline of the MEMS microphone market, owing to the lockdown of operations and travel restrictions on a global basis.
  • There is a short-term downfall in revenue, owing to halt in production along with demand lapse from shutdown of operations. Contrarily demands of microphones in home automation devices, healthcare, grocery, and retail stores as well as emergency services drives the MEMS microphone market growth in this time of crisis. However, once the lockdown is lifted, surge in demand and correspondingly revenue of voice interface technology device are anticipated to increase, which would help the MEMS microphone market make a steady rebound.

Top Impacting Factors: Market Scenario Analysis, Trends, Driver, and Impact analysis

Surge in demand for hearing-aids featuring high quality microphones for growth in ageing population with hearing impairment as well as increase in adoption of tablets, smartphones, camcorders, and headphones primarily fuels the market growth. However, inefficient quality of voice, especially in noisy environment as well as large in size higher-SNR MEMS microphones for smartphones restrain the MEMS microphone market growth.

On the other hand, installation of MEMS microphone in IoT-enabled smart devices such as Amazon Echo Dot that operate on speech voice recognition commands boosts the market revenue. Compact size and extensive development in acoustic properties over conventional microphone has MEMS microphone to be used for information sharing applications via FaceTime thereby presenting new pathways to the MEMS microphone industry.

New product launches to flourish the market:

Key MEMS microphone market players have adopted necessary steps to improve the overall performance and sensitivity of acoustic event-detection products and pervasive voice interfaces through MEMS technology.

In July 2019, Vesper Technologies, developer of advanced acoustic sensors, launched the VM3000, a piezoelectric MEMS Microphone that provides ultra-fast start-up of less than 200 microseconds. This ultra-fast start-up allows systems to wake up fast enough to capture entire keywords and provides two times improvement in keyword accuracy, when used in combination with Vesper ZeroPower Listening Technology. 

VM3000 features Pulse Density Modulation (PDM) output that enables multiplexing of two microphones on a single data line and offers immunity to radio-frequency and electromagnetic interference. Microphone has 3.5*2.65 mm footprint and achieves 63dB (decibel) signal to noise ratio (SNR) at 1KHz signal. It is reliable, long-lasting, and can easily be operated in harsh environment as it is immune to dust, water, moisture, oil, or other contaminants. VM3000 is ideal for use in broad range of applications, especially in large arrays with lot of RF interference 

Surge in use in industrial and automotive application

MEMS microphones are prevalent in the automobile sector where it is used to capture voice commands with a view to enable autonomous human-vehicle interaction in smart cars. This enhances security and helps smart vehicles operate with less or no human control.

In December 2019, TDK InvenSense, leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms, launched T4076 and T4078 analog omnidirectional MEMS microphones that offers high SNR and long-term temperature stability. They provide analog output with +1dB sensitivity tolerance and are compliant with lead-free solder processes. T4076 and T4078 have 2.75*1.85*0.9mm and 3.35*2.5*0.98mm surface-mount package respectively. These microphones offer balanced operation, both on high and low performance mode and can operate in a dynamic range. These are especially designed for smartphones, headsets, personal device assistants, cameras, and notebooks.

Key benefits of the stakeholders:

  • The study gives an analytical overview of MEMS Microphone market forecast with current trends and future estimations to determine imminent investment pockets.
  • The report provides information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed MEMS Microphone market analysis.
  • The current MEMS Microphone market trends are quantitatively analyzed.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market. 

Questions answered in the MEMS Microphone Market research report:

  • Who are the leading players in the MEMS Microphone market?
  • What are the current trends that would influence the market in the next few years?
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the market?
  • What are the projections for the future that would help in taking further strategic steps?
  • What would be the detailed impact of COVID-19 on the market?

MEMS Microphone Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Type
  • Analog
  • Digital
  • Hybrid
By Product Type
  • Capacitive MEMS Microphone
  • Piezoresistive MEMS Microphone
By Industry Vertical
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (US, Canada)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, Russia, rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific  (India, Japan, rest of Asia Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players

Goertek, STMicroelectronics, CUI Inc., Infineon Technologies, DB Unlimited., Cirrus Logic, AAC Technologies, Vesper Technologies Inc., InvenSense Inc., Knowles Electronics LLC

Author Name(s) : Mohammed Ahad Sheikh | Sonia Mutreja

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MEMS Microphone Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032