Technology and Trends

Nothing Artificial About Pairing Human Intelligence with Machine-Based Smart Manufacturing – Part 1

Part 1 of this two-part piece explores best-practice perspectives on collecting and utilizing smart data in industries outside semiconductor manufacturing, one of the important takeaways from the Smart Manufacturing panel discussion at SEMI ASMC...

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When Will Self-Driving Cars Become a Reality?

Self-driving cars have been all the rage in both the trade and popular press in recent years. I prefer the term “autonomous vehicles,” which more broadly captures the possibilities, encompassing not only small passenger vehicles but mass transit...

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All Ears: What’s Up Doc? 8 Podcast Picks for the Savvy Digital Medicine Listener

By Amy Ly

Do you email your doctor when you have a tickle in your throat? Wear a fitness tracker or use an app to monitor your sugar levels, exercise or nutrition? If so, congratulations! You are a part of the rapid growth of digital medicine.

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MEMS Fabrication: Growth Enabler or Industry Roadblock?

The MEMS industry has huge growth potential. Will MEMS fabrication act as a bottleneck to continued expansion or a critical conduit to achieving that potential? Slow development cycles, multiple fabrication platforms and high cost for small R&D...

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Making Automotive Smart: Key Takeaways from SEMI Taiwan Member Forum

Emboldened by advances in self-driving and Internet of Vehicles (IoV) technologies, Taiwan’s microelectronics sector is investing heavily in manufacturing processes and equipment as engines of innovation and growth for autonomous driving, the...

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff—An Innovative Patch Has Your Back

SEMI’s Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC) is in the news again for collaborating on the development of a patch that monitors hydration by measuring electrolyte levels in sweat. The innovative sweat patch is featured in this story by Defense...

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All Ears: 5 Must-Listen Podcast Episodes for MEMS & Sensors Enthusiasts

With technology moving at breakneck speed, MEMS and sensors professionals whose job is to stay on top of industry developments must be able to find useful information—fast. Podcasts are one rich source of insight. In All Ears, I share roundups of...

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No Sweat! New Sensor Patch Helps Prevent Dehydration

Worried that you’re underhydrated after a heart-pounding run or bike ride? SEMI’s Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC) has you covered – with a patch. A few years after the group undertook a sweaty task a to create a non-invasive health...

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Fluid Management Subsystems Sales Top $1 Billion for First Time

Sales revenues for fluid management subsystems grew 28 percent in 2017 to $1.28 billion, breaking the $1 billion mark for the first time. Fluid management subsystems have now seen five years of consecutive growth, and 2018 is expected to extend...

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AI and MEMS sensors: A critical pairing

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making headlines everywhere, offering a range of capabilities, including location and motion awareness — determining whether a user is sitting, walking, running or sleeping. Behind the scenes, AI is capturing...

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