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Technology and Trends

SEMI China Members Day 2019 — Robust Supply Chain Key to Buildout of China’s Semiconductor Industry

Shenyang is on an unwavering path to maturing its integrated circuit (IC) equipment manufacturing industry over the next few decades in response to the Made in China 2025 Strategy. Since the strategy’s introduction in 2015, the city, long a...

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Multi-Sensor Metrology Tools for Hybrid Metrology

SEMI spoke with Thomas Fries, founder and CEO of FRT GmbH, about how hybrid metrology is shaping multi-sensor metrology tools to enhance measurement precision as the industry moves away from a single-sensor approach. Fries offered his views ahead...

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MEMS Manufacturing for 2020 and Beyond

According to market research and strategy consulting firm Yole Développement (Yole), the total market size of MEMS, sensors and actuators will double from $48 billion in 2018 to $93 billion in 2024.[i] The consumer market will continue to drive...

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Sensor Fusion: Indoor Localization and Augmented GPS Applications

Tracking and localization technologies typically integrate with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals to pinpoint the location of people and objects. But what if a venue can’t install beacons or routers, or afford to deploy Wi-Fi or Bluetooth networks?...

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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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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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Battle of the User Interface

Have you ever wondered if you could “feel” what it’s like to revisit your favorite vacation spot while sitting on a couch in your living room? How about walk through a restaurant overlooking the water’s edge as you enjoy a savory dish, while...

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3D Optical Sensing Ready for Prime Time

The 3D optical sensing market is once again surging – and it’s all thanks to Apple. What will we see in the next wave of end products enhanced by this technology, how will other market segments approach – and eventually use – 3D optical sensing,...

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