Sensor Technology: September 2014

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nalysts project that by 2020 there will be over 50 billion connected

devices in the now-nascent Internet of Things (IoT). However, the technology that will enable the IoT of the future may look a little different than today’s—in fact, you may not be able to see it at all. Many new mobile devices require motion sensors in order to monitor, analyze, and deliver real-time data and analysis to improve the way consumers interact with everyday technology. While traditional sensor platforms require multichip modules or stacked die within a device, mCube, a new MEMS sensor company, is driving the emergence of Sensor 3.0, which will lead the development of the smallest sensors to date—smaller than a grain of sand.