sensors

 IFTLE 424: Fingerprint Sensors Are Going Ultrasonic 

 IFTLE 424: Fingerprint Sensors Are Going Ultrasonic 

IIFTLE is always on the lookout for technologies that will require advanced packaging solutions. Fingerprint sensors for today’s latest smartphones appear to be one of those applications. Packaging for Fingerprint Sensors DIGITIMes recently reported that  the manufacture of under-display optical fingerprint sensors for use in 5G-enabled phones will require extensive wafer-level backend services... »

IFTLE 411: Focus on the Sensor Technology Market

IFTLE 411: Focus on the Sensor Technology Market

At the recent IMAPS Device Packaging Conference, March 5-7, 2019 in Fountain Hills AZ, Benedetto Vigna, president of the ST Micro Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group, discussed the company’s presence in the sensor technology market. The vast assortment of sensor and actuator functions have recently been defined by Yole Developpement as shown in Figure 1. 2018 IHS market data shows >50% of the ... »

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 ... »

Tips for Navigating the European MEMS and Sensors/Imaging and Sensors Summits

Tips for Navigating the European MEMS and Sensors/Imaging and Sensors Summits

For the second consecutive year, SEMI Europe is co-locating its MEMS and Sensors/Imaging and Sensors Summits in Grenoble, France, in the heart of the Rhone-Alpes. Rather than Minatec Campus, where the event was held last year, both summits will take place at The World Trade Center Grenoble. After last year’s successful and information-packed event, I’m looking forward to attending this year’... »

FLEX2018 Shows how 3D Printed Electronics Will Impact Our Lives

FLEX2018 Shows how 3D Printed Electronics Will Impact Our Lives

If you drive a late model car, you may be impressed by the many sensors that capture engine conditions, tire pressure, etc. and report to you. Many cars even call the factory if they need preventive maintenance. Wouldn’t it be great if we could one day show the same preventive tender loving care (TLC) to our own bodies, as our cars enjoy today – instead of experiencing emergency room visits ... »

Dinner Conversation at the MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress (MSEC17)

Dinner Conversation at the MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress (MSEC17)

One of the things I like best about the annual MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress (MSEC17) hosted by SEMI-MSIG, is being in the presence of some of the greatest minds in the industry. While the presentations are always top-notch, it’s the stimulating dinner conversations they inspire that I look forward to most. This year, I decided to leave the straightforward reporting to my journalist collea... »

imec and Analog Devices Sign Strategic Research Partnership for Development of Next-Generation IoT Devices

imec and Analog Devices Sign Strategic Research Partnership for Development of Next-Generation IoT Devices

LEUVEN, Belgium, and NORWOOD, MA —October 12, 2017—Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), the leading global high-performance analog technology company, today announced they have entered into a strategic research partnership to develop the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. With two initi... »

Technology Showcase Finalists Revealed for European MEMS & Sensors Summit

Technology Showcase Finalists Revealed for European MEMS & Sensors Summit

GRENOBLE, France ─ August 28, 2017 – SEMI®, with its Strategic Association partner MEMS & Sensors Industry Group® (MSIG), today announced its shortlist of competitors for the Technology Showcase, which will take place on September 21 at the SEMI European MEMS & Sensors Summit 2017 in Grenoble. Selected by a committee of industry experts, five finalist companies will demonstrate advan... »

High Tech, AgTech, Steinbeck:   A Distinctive Note of Silicon in the Salinas Valley Terroir

High Tech, AgTech, Steinbeck: A Distinctive Note of Silicon in the Salinas Valley Terroir

Keizai Silicon Valley, the organization here promoting network-building as a means of achieving successful US-Japan business relations, put on one of the most interesting programs this past week that I’ve attended year-to-date; a Keizai Silicon Valley panel discussion focused on “Trends in AgTech: Real Needs in the Industry.” Without looking, how far do you estimate it is from Silicon Val... »

2016 Illuminated:  Same Bulb, Different Shades?

2016 Illuminated: Same Bulb, Different Shades?

Collected impressions of 2016 to date: the unfortunate passing of too, too many favorite musicians; the hard-to-escape-from strident bellicosity of our national political campaigns; a winter of welcome, abundant, Northern California rains; along with a plethora of riches in the Silicon Valley conference, symposium, and seminar vein. Take the January 2016 Johnson School Dinner at the Rosewood Hotel... »

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