Outlook for 2022: Executive Viewpoints

Each year, Semiconductor Digest turns to industry leaders and analysts to get their viewpoints on what they expect to see in the coming year in terms of critical tech and business trends. For 2022, in addition to ongoing technical advances, expect to see a focus on supply chain challenges, sustainability, the workforce shortage and reshoring.

xMEMS Announces Montara Pro, the World’s First MEMS Microspeaker with Integrated DynamicVent for Intelligent TWS Earbuds and Hearing Aids

xMEMS Labs today introduced Montara Pro, the world’s first monolithic MEMS µspeaker with integrated DynamicVent enabling smart TWS earbuds and hearing aids that create best-of-both-worlds user experiences combining the benefits of closed-fit (occluded) and open-fit earbuds.

Researchers Uncover the Mechanism of Electric Field Detection in Microscale Graphene Sensors

The ability to sense the magnitude and polarity of the electric field is of great scientific interest. It has various real-life applications, such as early prediction of lightning and detection of supersonic aircraft.

SEMI Urges Upcoming French Presidency of the Council of the European Union to Make Semiconductor Industry a Top Priority

SEMI, the global industry association that unites the entire electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, urged closer cooperation among European Union member states on technology and prioritization of semiconductor technology ahead of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union that begins January 1, 2022.

SEMICON Taiwan 2021 Opens Tomorrow with Smart and Green Manufacturing, Heterogeneous Integration and Compound Semiconductors in Focus

The latest advances in compound semiconductors, heterogeneous integration, smart manufacturing and green manufacturing will take center stage December 28-30 at SEMICON Taiwan 2021 as industry leaders and visionaries gather at the Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall I (TaiNEX 1) for the latest innovations and trends driving microelectronics industry growth.

Micro Monument for Nanoscience Carries a Flag into the Microscale

A small team of designers working with The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology at Georgia Institute of Technology have created the world’s first monument to nanoscience, honoring the technology’s vital role in solving global issues, particularly regarding the development of Covid-19 vaccines and testing platforms.

Biosensors Using Field-Effect Transistors Show Great Promise

Electrolyte-gated carbon nanotube field-effect transistor biosensors detect a wide range of biomolecules but have a few challenges to overcome.

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts November 2021 Billings

The billings figure is 5.0% higher than final October 2021 billings of $3.74 billion and 50.6% higher than November 2020 billings of $2.61 billion.

Wearable Biosensors Can Help People with Complex Health Conditions

Remote monitoring of health-related behaviour with wearable sensor technology is feasible for people with complex health conditions, shows a recent University of Waterloo study.

JEDEC Recognizes Nantero’s Bill Gervasi with Award of Excellence

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association announced today that Bill Gervasi, Principal Systems Architect, Nantero, has been presented with the JEDEC Award of Excellence.

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