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Technology and Trends

A Critical Subsystem Supplier’s Response to COVID-19: Interview with President of HORIBA STEC

Semiconductor equipment spending is mounting a strong recovery on the strength of explosive chip demand for work-at-home and study-at-home electronics fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the growth, the 2017-2018 memory boon that triggered a...

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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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Smart Manufacturing Analytics Solutions to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19

The costs of production are typically based on labor and materials and define manufacturing expenses. But is this approach accurate enough? What about the cost of poor quality and lack of efficiency in production? How is the pandemic impacting...

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Beyond Yardsticks: Time-of-Flight Sensors Measure Social Distancing

Earlier this year when the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, began sprinting around the world, public health officials told us that social distancing was the most effective way to slow its spread. We’re now many months into the pandemic, and social...

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Not All COVID-19 Tests Are Created Equal – New Biosensors to Improve Speed and Connectivity

While the world awaits a working vaccine to protect us from COVID-19, we need to employ all available tools to help curb the spread of this novel virus. On the one hand, it’s remarkable that we’re relying on the same low-tech tools that our...

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MEMS and Image Sensors Trends in the Age of COVID-19

MEMS and image sensors are shining stars in the chip industry as technology companies worldwide accelerate innovation in the fight against COVID-19. The tiny devices are behind advances in areas of electronics ranging from thermal imaging and...

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COVID-19 Best Practices: UES Response Maintains Vital Support of Government, Industry Customers

At UES, Inc., our 300 employees faced a myriad of productivity, logistics, and communication challenges as we responded to COVID-19 yet we continued our work uninterrupted to deliver scientific research and technical expertise to the Department...

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Post COVID-19 Impacts and Strategies for the Semiconductor Supply Chain: Insights from SEMI Japan Members Day Webinar Series

Japan’s semiconductor industry has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic to post robust growth. Far from a temporary setback, COVID-19 will lead to enduring change in how we work and live. And just as automation has been a bulwark against the...

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Something Unhealthy is in the Air

Why do we need environmental air pollution sensors?

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Lam Research to Expand Global Capacity with New Production Facility in Southeast Asia

I recently spoke with Andrew Goh, Vice President at General Manager at Lam Research Southeast Asia, about the importance of the company's new production facility in Penang and its COVID-19 relief efforts. Ng: Before we delve into details, please...

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