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Technology and Trends

The Importance of a Well-Coordinated Semiconductor Supply Chain

Would you buy your next hotdog in parts, from un-coordinated suppliers? For example: Get the bun from a baker, the sausage from a butcher, mustard and/or ketchup and veggies from the nearest supermarket?  If yes, you may find the sausage being...

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Establishing SEMI Cybersecurity Standards Key to Smart Manufacturing Advances

By Emmy Yi

The automation of semiconductor factories through digitization is reshaping Smart Manufacturing to streamline the connectivity and orchestration of manufacturing processes across the entire supply chain.  

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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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Smart Parking and Sensors in the Age of IoT

Why Is Smart Parking a Hot Topic?

Poorly managed parking resources have a substantial negative impact on cities — one that has been well-documented. According to industry studies, poorly managed parking:

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Unlocking Accurate Chemical Sensing on the Go

Air pollution is one of the grand challenges facing the entire planet — from the wealthiest nations to the least developed. The World Health Organization reports that nine out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants, and...

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Talent and the Battle for Environmental Preservation

In 2016, the then-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban-Ki Moon, stated “Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth. These are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water...

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Emerging Technologies, Talent and the Future of Work

A key issue surrounding emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) is their impact on employment and the industry’s workforce. The SEMI Talent Forum, 2-3 May, 2019, in Bristol, UK, will explore new opportunities and challenges of...

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EDA and Foundry Collaboration Speeds MEMS Sensor Design

New MEMS-based products are constantly emerging, fueled by the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous driving, smart manufacturing and healthcare applications. The MEMS pressure sensor market is no exception to this trend1. Its growth has been...

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Enabling IoT Design with Integrated MEMS/IC Co-Design and Verification

Creating a custom Internet of Things (IoT) IC is challenging because it involves multiple design domains (digital, analog and RF). Creating a sensor-based IC that combines electronics that use the traditional CMOS IC design flow with a MEMS...

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Smart Cars Race into Next Wave of Killer Applications

By Emmy Yi

Smart car technology is on the fast track. According to a forecast by the Consumer Technology Association, revenue for North American technology will reach $398 billion in 2019, with sales of emerging technologies related to automotive...

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