The MEMS category of semiconductors includes accelerometers, pressure sensors, timing components and microphones.
MEMS are used in areas like asset tracking, smart grids, building and other sectors. Market research company IHS said that revenues last year were $16 million but will be worth $120 million yearly by 2019.
But MEMS will also be widely used in datacentres and this means that this sector of the market will be worth $214 million in 2018.
By 2025, shipments of MEMS for industrial IoT equipment will amount to 7.3 billion units. Last year 1.8 billion units shipped.
Datacentres will want optical MEMS, used for wavelength selective switches and optical cross connects.