Dimitrios Damianos, Ph.D., is a Senior Technology & Market Analyst, part of the Photonics & Sensing division at Yole Développement (Yole).
Based on solid technical expertise in imaging, sensing, and photonics, Dimitrios oversees the day-to-day production of valuable technology & market reports and custom consulting projects.
He also plays a key role in the expansion of Yole’s market & technical knowledge, supporting the development of strategic projects and maintaining long-term relationships with key accounts while ensuring their expectations are met.
Dimitrios regularly presents and delivers keynotes at international conferences and exhibitions. He has also authored and co-authored several technical & market reports as well as scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
Dimitrios holds a BSc in Physics and an MSc in Photonics, both from the University of Patras (Greece), and a Ph.D. in Optics & Microelectronics from the University of Grenoble-Alpes (France).
Riding carefully the MEMS development waves
More than two years into the pandemic, the semiconductor industry has felt the ups and downs of a crisis, leading eventually to chip shortages which in turn caused delays of electronic systems that incorporate them. Semiconductors have become a hot topic of paramount importance, being a strategic asset of sovereign caliber. Due to that, heavy investments are being poured into manufacturing capacities across all geographies. But what is the status of the situation?
Part of the $500B+ semiconductor market, MEMS sensors and actuators are going through a growth period, driven by various megatrends, such as audio sensing and voice HMI, including sensor-packed TWS hearables, environmental sensing, ADAS and AV, AR/VR, and others. Associated developments in the player landscape are showing signs of strength in this market. In this presentation, we will give a short overview of the global semiconductor shortage and supply chain issues (is it true for MEMS too?) and talk mainly about the ongoing developments in the MEMS market, both on the application and technology side.