Technology and Trends

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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Being "Idle" to Make Money - How Powering Down Pays Off

Large semiconductor fabs can devour electricity at clip of 100 megawatts per hour -- enough to power 50,000 homes1 and, according to a McKinsey study, more than automobile plants and oil refineries consume. So ravenous is their electricity...

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Automotive Chip Manufacturing in Japan Drives Innovation

In Tokyo, Shanghai, Moscow, London, Paris or New York – wherever you are in the world –Japanese vehicles passing by on the roadways are a common sight. Three big reasons are their high quality, reliability and engineering. But Japan’s automakers...

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What’s Next for Smart Speakers? Smarter Microphones

Smart speakers and voice assistants are already a big part of everyday life for many of us. Improvement in speech recognition accuracy obtained from advancements in natural language processing, machine learning and cloud computing technologies is...

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Testing: The Key to AI-Enabled Autonomous Driving

By Emmy Yi

Since 2010, 474 companies have poured $51 billion into developing products enabled by artificial intelligence (AI), with the bulk of these investments targeting autonomous driving and in-vehicle experiences, according to the McKinsey reports....

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2018FLEX:  Displays Dazzle as Collaboration Drives Flexible Hybrid Electronics Advances

We fold our clothing. Our bath towels. Our sheets. And for the more artistically inspired among us, our origami. So why not our smartphones and tablets – those marvelously expansive if physically rigid windows to the world?

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