Three out of four smartphones use Bosch Sensortec sensors

  • Bosch's MEMS business becomes market leader after ten years
  • Technology facilitates key developments in wearables and Internet of Things (Iot)
  • Majority of smartphones use Bosch Sensortec sensors 

Started just ten years ago, Bosch Sensortec is now the market leader in MEMS (micro electromechanical sensors) technology. Today, three out of four smart phones worldwide use Bosch Sensortec sensors with its products enabling new applications in consumer electronics, wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT). 

Thanks to the success of Bosch Sensortec, 75 percent of all Bosch MEMS systems are now used in consumer electronics.  Part of the Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Sensortec is the world-leading supplier of MEMS. 

With 20 years of high volume MEMS production and a position at the forefront of MEMS innovation, Bosch Sensortec continuously drives miniaturisation, intelligent sensor integration and the development of new measures.

Bosch Sensortec a pioneer for the CE market

Bosch Sensortec provides inertial motion sensors such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, geomagnetic sensors and integrated combinations of these. In addition, Bosch Sensortec is the market leader in the environmental consumer sensor space, providing barometric pressure sensors, humidity sensors and – as announced recently – integrated indoor air quality sensors. 

Bosch Sensortec also extends its product offering towards intelligent sensor system solutions. In one recent example, Bosch Sensortec has launched two new sensors with an integrated “Fuser Core” for sensor data fusion in Android smart phones and wearable devices. These new sensor hubs significantly reduce power consumption for always-on sensor applications such as fitness tracking, indoor navigation and gesture recognition, helping OEMs to be more competitive and improving the end user experience. Bosch Sensortec’s highly precise inertial sensors also facilitate upcoming advanced applications like virtual and augmented reality.

“Bosch’s unparalleled experience and skill in MEMS processing enable Bosch Sensortec to develop innovative products that differentiate us from our competitors,” said Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO and General Manager, Bosch Sensortec. “Bosch Sensortec is a pioneer, successfully making the link between Bosch’s automotive heritage and the needs of the fast-moving consumer electronics world.”

Since 1995, Bosch has delivered more than 5 billion MEMS systems, which have enabled consumers to lead convenient, efficient and secure lives. Currently, more than 4 million sensors per day are shipped from Bosch’s state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facility in Reutlingen, Germany. 

The Bosch group provides sensors for a wide range of automotive and consumer electronics applications, as well as MEMS microphones from its Akustica subsidiary. It holds more than 1,000 patents and patent applications related to MEMS technology.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, its roughly 290,000 associates generated sales of 48.9 billion euros in 2014. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic goal is to deliver innovations for connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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