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Technology and Trends

SEMI Evolves with Eye to Future: Interview with Bettina Weiss

A lot has happened in fifty years, particularly when it comes to the microelectronics industry. Founded in 1970 by a group of semiconductor industry pioneers who believed that co-opetition — instead of traditional competition—would produce a more...

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Taking Some Heat: Thermal Imaging for Fever Detection in 2020

As government and business leaders start to talk about “returning to normal,” and looking to thermal cameras to help, questions remain about how and whether the latest technology can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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ITN Energy Systems Leverages SEMI FlexTech R&D Funding to Develop Defense and Commercial Products

Since 2015, FlexTech has funded three projects with ITN Energy Systems, based in Littleton, Colorado. The projects all draw on a unique concept of using thin, flexible ceramic sheets as both a substrate for functional devices and as an integral...

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More Than Skin Deep: Skin-Inspired Electronics for Smart Healthcare at FLEX|MSTC 2020

As the body’s largest organ, skin is responsible for the transduction of a vast amount of information. This conformable, stretchable, self-healable and biodegradable material simultaneously collects signals from external stimuli, which translates...

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Scientists Study Sweat, the Small Stuff

A multidisciplinary team of researchers is developing new methods to collect and analyze sweat for clues about how the body is functioning.

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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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Flexible Hybrid Electronics Comes to Bio-Interfacing and Biodegradable Electronics at FLEX|MSTC 2020

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT) has its sights set high. As a leading global research and development firm , VTT is out to produce bio-interfacing and biodegradable flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) devices that help tackle...

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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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The Decade Ahead: Emerging MEMS & Sensors Technologies to Watch

Most of today’s blockbuster MEMS products – from pressure sensors and resonators to accelerometers and microphones – originated from academic research, a trend that Alissa M. Fitzgerald, Founder & Managing Member, A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates,...

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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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