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Technology and Trends

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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Augmenting Reality with MEMS Sensors

Jack McCauley understands the interplay between video game hardware and human interaction like few others in the industry. He designed the guitar and drums for Red Octane’s (later Activision’s) Guitar Hero video game series. As co-founder and...

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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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Industry Expert Q&A –The Key to Chip Security: Trust and Verify! But How?

Even though microchips continue to get smarter, vital security gaps continue to be exposed through such hack attacks as Meltdown, Spectre, and in recent weeks, Plundervolt. Researchers continue to discover open doors in chip architectures for...

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Highlights from SEMI’s Smart MedTech Webinar Series

If you bought a new car recently, you must have noticed that it warns you if one of its functions needs your attention. It even alerts the factory if repairs or major adjustments are needed. Wouldn’t it be nice to have similar capabilities for...

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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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