The current methods used during circuit board assembly to protect MEMS microphones can cause performance degradation, significant yield losses and higher manufacturing costs. With GORE® MEMS Protective Vent Style 100, industry-leading protection and acoustic performance can be seamlessly installed during circuit board assembly.
Most consumers (75%) believe smartphone manufacturers should make all their smartphones water resistant (strongly agree 38%, somewhat agree 37%) The survey also found an emotional connection between the phone brand and water protection.
Gore research shows that water incidents with smartphones is common (42% in the last year) and when incidents occur most consumers (81%) have a bad outcome (35% malfunction, 46% inoperable). This translates to 34% of households having a negative experience with their smartphones in the last year and 19% having to replace their smartphone.