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Technology and Trends

Nishita Rao

Recent Posts

When the Small Become Mighty: Sensors Fuel Transformation in Mobility

Connectivity. Electrification. Shared Mobility. Autonomous Driving. McKinsey & Company cites these four disruptive trends behind future mobility — dynamics that could help to transform quality of life for hundreds of millions of people.

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The Tech Inside the Magic: A Top Disney Engineer Keynotes at Virtual MSEC 2020

At the 1964 New York World’s Fair, Walt Disney and his team of Imagineers debuted Audio-Animatronics® in four attractions, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, General Electric Carousel of Progress, Ford Magic Skyway, and it’s a small world. As “a new...

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What’s Driving the Next 10 Years of MEMS?

MEMS sensors have come a long way over the past few decades. The late 1990’s brought us the mass production of both MEMS accelerometers for automotive air bag crash sensors and MEMS gyros for rollover detection and anti-locking braking systems...

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SkyWater Combats COVID-19 With Virus Detection Partnership, Best Practices, FOA Support

As the world confronts the health crisis of a generation in the form of the fast-spreading coronavirus, the microelectronics industry remains firmly in the spotlight. Aware of the central role they play in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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MEMS-FHE Device Integration Gets Real

MEMS technology has changed human interaction with electronic devices. Introduced in the 1990s, the first mass-market MEMS devices were used for inkjet printheads and automotive airbag crash sensors. Today, MEMS are ubiquitous, with billions of...

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Next Generation of Mobile Devices Will Be Invisible

Today’s mobile devices are smaller, more power-efficient, and have more capability than we could have imagined just a decade ago. Offering ever-increasing levels of user functionality, mobile devices are now ubiquitous, and are rapidly becoming...

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Sandia Ensures Sustainable Future with Fab Upgrade

Sandia National Laboratories just finished updating equipment in its microelectronics fab, marking the completion of the first phase of a 3-year fab upgrade program. The transition from 6-inch to 8-inch wafer sizes will align the Department of...

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Meeting Large-Scale Needs of the Digital Future with MEMS

Smart cities of the digital future will employ systems enabled by MEMS and sensors in wide-ranging ways. From wearable sensors that monitor personal health and wellness and environmental sensors that assess air quality to autonomous micro-transit...

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Software Synthesis and AI Make Consumer Products Smarter

Software for sensors has evolved from simply reading out and evaluating sensor data to making intelligent decisions based on that data, a transformation enabled by new software synthesis and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Together,...

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Fab Owners Alliance: Enabling Global Manufacturing Efficiency Through Collaboration

Imagine a world where there are chips in about everything we touch on a daily basis. It is not hard to do with semiconductors already at the core of many leading-edge electronic devices. These sophisticated chips are hidden from sight, but their...

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