Automotive electronics

IFTLE 413: Beware of Technology Hype for the Automotive Market

IFTLE 413: Beware of Technology Hype for the Automotive Market

As packaging practitioners/experts themselves, regular readers know that IFTLE is always on the lookout for the latest applications and the latest chips going into those applications because all those chips will have to be packaged. However, IFTLE has previously warned the reader to beware of technology hype, which appears to be increasing exponentially throughout the decades that I have lived. As... »

Arizona SEMI Breakfast Forum Focuses on Sensors Enabling a Connected World

Arizona SEMI Breakfast Forum Focuses on Sensors Enabling a Connected World

Why are sensors not on the same growth trajectory as CMOS? In the face of a shaky global economy, where are the opportunities coming from? How will doctors practice medicine five years from now and how will MEMS and sensors be involved? What are some of the cool, upcoming sensor-enabled devices that will change how we interact with the world? These questions and more were the topics of discussion ... »

Packaging: Consumer Solutions Adapted for Automotive Applications

Packaging: Consumer Solutions Adapted for Automotive Applications

“Automotive applications are the new El Dorado for microelectronics,” announces Emilie Jolivet, Director, Semiconductor & Software at Yole Développement (Yole). The market is showing significant market drivers that are daily supporting the growth: electrification, connectivity, autonomy, and comfort are the keywords of today’s automotive industry. Under this dynamic context, the market ... »

2018 Industry Outlook: It’s Time to Get Serious about 5G

2018 Industry Outlook: It’s Time to Get Serious about 5G

While the entire semiconductor industry is buzzing about explosive and sustained growth well into the 2020s driven by smart everything (homes, cities, industry), automotive electronics, artificial intelligence and more, what’s truly exciting is how we are going to support the connectivity of all those applications. 5G is where it all comes together. Without it, connecting all this disparate data... »

TechSearch International Analyzes New Automotive Packaging Trends

TechSearch International Analyzes New Automotive Packaging Trends

More than 80 companies are developing autonomous vehicles and many more are involved in providing sensors and computational systems for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). System design, package choices, materials, and process integration are critical to the successful implementation of the new safety features that are part of ADAS and will ultimately be a part of autonomous driving. ADAS r... »

The Future of Automotive Electronics from the European Perspective

The Future of Automotive Electronics from the European Perspective

From the keynotes to the sessions to casual conversation, automotive electronics was a hot topic of discussion at SEMICON Europa 2017. That’s likely because Europe leads the world in automotive OEMs and is home to four of the top 10 semiconductor providers in the automotive industry. With over 22% growth in automotive ICs over the past year, it’s definitely something to talk about. Autonomous ... »

Merck develops innovative materials solutions for a variety of automotive applications

Merck Brings Material Solutions to the Automotive Industry

Munich, Germany, November 14, 2017– Merck, a leading science and technology company, is offering material solutions to the next generation automotive applications. Future automotive requires different features from current electronic devices, such as heat resistance, safety, and longlasting functionality chips. As materials play a key role in the performance and reliability of advanced IC chips,... »

Will Fully Autonomous Vehicles Solve Global Transportation Problems?

Will Fully Autonomous Vehicles Solve Global Transportation Problems?

Automotive electronics, with the Holy Grail being fully autonomous vehicles, is currently being touted as one of the biggest growth drivers for the semiconductor industry. So much so, that every event I’ve attended so far this year has featured sessions, presentations, keynotes, and panel discussions espousing the benefits of autonomous vehicles, the technologies that have been developed to enab... »

EMD Performance Materials Announces Comprehensive Materials Solutions for Chip Miniaturization and Smart Packaging

EMD Performance Materials Announces Comprehensive Materials Solutions for Chip Miniaturization and Smart Packaging

  Philadelphia PA, USA, July 10, 2017 – EMD Performance Materials, a leading science, and technology company, today announced its portfolio of materials solutions for advanced semiconductor manufacturing. Megatrends represented by big data, automotive electronics, IoT, and an increased interest in green assembly, is expanding the need for advanced semiconductor processing and novel materi... »

SEMICON Europa Advanced Packaging Conference Looks at Consumer and Harsh Environment Packaging

SEMICON Europa Advanced Packaging Conference Looks at Consumer and Harsh Environment Packaging

System integration is moving forward.  Denser and high performing systems require advanced packaging, assembly, and test players to move closer together, and they mandatorily need to be involved in the collaboration along the full supply and value chain from the early beginning of new projects. The package is becoming a functional part of the product and with it a differentiator for the product... »

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