Are Today’s MEMS Gyros “Good Enough”?


The gyroscope market is heating up, fueled by increasingly autonomous vehicles, robots, and industrial equipment, all of which are demanding greater precision and ever-smaller devices. Gyroscopes historically have been a staple in navigation for years. However, classic designs are macro-mechanical, and high-performance units can be very expensive. For lower-performance applications, micro-el... » read more

Blog Review: April 8


Synopsys' Taylor Armerding shares some tips for getting development, security, and operations teams communicating effectively and working toward a single purpose. Cadence's Paul McLellan looks back over computing history to how the best way to deliver computing resources has shifted from cloud to edge and back again. Mentor's Shivani Joshi shares an overview of flexible PCB designs and wh... » read more

MEMS And Sensor Tech For The Next Decade


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, expects to continue. While many of these potentially game-changing new technologies will require many more years of intensive development a... » read more

Blog Review: Nov. 28


Arm's Bo Eyole contends that the next generation of machine learning algorithms will have to deal with a vast amount of messy, unlabeled data and takes a look at some of the techniques, such as reinforcement learning and evolutionary computing, now being explored. Cadence's Paul McLellan considers how IP systems are increasingly limited by memory bandwidth rather than compute power and where... » read more

Week In Review: Manufacturing, Test


R&D Imec and CEA-Leti have signed a memorandum of understanding under which the two R&D organizations will form a strategic partnership in the domains of artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Europe hopes to accelerate its effort in both AI and quantum computing. Market research TrendForce announced the ranking of top 10 fabless IC design houses worldwide based on their revenues f... » read more

Experts At The Table: MEMS Challenges


Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss the challenges of MEMS with Rakesh Kumar, senior director of the MEMS program at GlobalFoundries; Tak Tanaka, managing director for Applied Global Services at Applied Materials; Paul Lindner, executive technology director at EV Group; and Alissa M. Fitzgerald, founder and managing member at A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates. What follows are excerpts... » read more

Experts At The Table: MEMS Challenges


Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss the challenges of MEMS with Rakesh Kumar, senior director of the MEMS program at GlobalFoundries; Tak Tanaka, managing director for Applied Global Services at Applied Materials; Paul Lindner, executive technology director at EV Group; and Alissa M. Fitzgerald, founder and managing member at A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates. What follows are excerpts... » read more

Experts At The Table: MEMS Challenges


Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss the challenges of MEMS with Rakesh Kumar, senior director of the MEMS program at GlobalFoundries; Tak Tanaka, managing director for Applied Global Services at Applied Materials; Paul Lindner, executive technology director at EV Group; and Alissa M. Fitzgerald, founder and managing member at A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates. SE: What’s happening... » read more