Comparison Technology and Cost Review of 3-Axis & 6-Axis eCompass C

Nov 02, 2015, 11:10 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "3-Axis & 6-Axis eCompass Comparison - Technology and Cost Review" report to their offering.

Magnetometers are widely integrated in consumer applications. More and more devices will require a positioning system and magnetometers are essential for such a purpose. A CAGR of +8% in units is forecasted by Yole Developpement from 2015 to 2020.

In this report, 3-Axis & 6-Axis eCompasses from different suppliers and different generations are compared in term of technology choice, manufacturing process and cost. The main eCompass references have been extracted from a wide selection of smartphones and analyzed. Size and technology quickly evolve but the main players remain AKM and Yamaha, representing more than 80% of the market. Nevertheless, several products from other players have been analyzed as well. These players, like Aichi Steel, ALPS, Bosch, Everspin, Honeywell or MEMSIC use different technologies and could disrupt the market within the next years.

The report includes a description of eCompass technologies (Hall sensor, AMR, GMR, TMR, MI, Fluxgate) and a comprehensive supply chain evaluation for most of 3-Axis & 6-Axis eCompasses. All of this technologies are physically analyzed and compared in this report including new devices like the Yamaha YAS537 3-Axis eCompass found in the Samsung Galaxy S6.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction - Executive Summary

2. 3-Axis & 6-Axis eCompass Market

- eCompass Consumer Market

- MEMS TOP40 Ranking

- eCompass Consumer Market Share

- eCompass Average Selling Price (ASP)

- eCompass Supply Chain

- 3-Axis eCompass Supply chain

- 6-Axis eCompass Supply chain

- eCompass for Smartphone Market

- eCompass Reference Evolution

- eCompass Footprint Evolution

- Samsung High-End Phones eCompass Suppliers

- Apple High-End Phones eCompass Suppliers

- LG & HTC High-End Phones eCompass Suppliers

- Huawei & Xiaomi High-End Phones eCompass Suppliers

- eCompass Design Wins in 2013 Smartphones

- eCompass Design Wins in 2014 Smartphones

- eCompass Design Wins in 2015 Smartphones

3. eCompass Technologies - Magnetometer Technologies - Magnetometer Sensitivity vs Maturity - Magnetometer Technologies Principle - Hall Sensor - Flux Gate Sensor - AMR Sensor - GMR Sensor - TMR Sensor

4. Technology & Cost Analysis 3-Axis eCompass

- Analyzed 3-Axis eCompass References

- 3-Axis eCompass Cost Structure

- 3-Axis eCompass Footprint Evolution & Cost Evolution

- 3-Axis eCompass Sensitivity vs Measurement Range

- 3-Axis eCompass Cost vs Sensitivity

- Single-Chip WLCSP 3-Axis eCompass

- 3-Axis WLCSP eCompass Cost Structure

- AKM AK8975, AK8973, AK8963 & AK09911 Technology & Cost Analysis

- Yamaha YAS539, YAS532B & YAS537 Technology & Cost Analysis

- Bosch BMM150 Technology & Cost Analysis

- Multi-Chip Molded 3-Axis eCompass

- 3-Axis Molded eCompass Cost Structure

- Alps Electric HSCDTD008A Technology & Cost Analysis

- MEMSIC MMC3316xMT Technology & Cost Analysis

- Honeywell HMC5883 Technology & Cost Analysis

- STMicroelectronics LIS3MDL Technology & Cost Analysis

- Freescale MAG3110 Technology & Cost Analysis

- 3-Axis eCompass Synthesis

5. Technology Analysis 6-Axis eCompass - Analyzed 6-Axis eCompass References - 6-Axis eCompass Cost Structure - 6-Axis eCompass Footprint Evolution & Cost Evolution - 6-Axis eCompass Sensitivity vs Measurement Range - 6-Axis eCompass Cost vs Sensitivity - Bosch Sensortec BMC050 & BMC150 Technology & Cost Analysis - STMicroelectronics LSM303D & LSM303C Technology & Cost Analysis - mCube MC6450 Technology & Cost Analysis - Freescale FXOS8700CQ Technology & Cost Analysis - Kionix KMX61 Technology & Cost Analysis - 6-Axis eCompass Synthesis

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