Gyroscopes will be the next big thing in smart sensors for video game controllers, smart phones and even you TV's remote control. Look for gyroscopes to be incorporated into devices alongside MEMS accelerometers starting in 2010. R.C.J.
STMicroelectronics has expanded its MEMS gyro product line with an analog three-axis device that will compete against recent entries into the expanding market. ST (Geneva), which according to market researcher iSuppli is the top supplier of MEMS chips for consumer and mobile applications, claims its new gyro differs from competitors' in that its the first high-precision model. Its LYPR540AH gyro is said to combine fast response, high resolution and wide-ranging temperature stability for applications like gesture and motion recognition for smart phones, video game controllers and personal navigation systems.