At the Heart of Smarter and Smaller Technology
Each day, smart devices connect our world like never before. As our reliance on these devices grows, so does the demand for high-performance, low-cost semiconductor technologies.
By 2020, the IoT (Internet of Things) will consist of more than 50 billion connected devices. This impending technological revolution is driving demand for increasingly powerful and efficient integrated circuits that will challenge the known limits of design scale and complexity. To meet the increasingly strict requirements of greater chip densities and higher yields, integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) will depend on fab system reliability and low defectivity like never before. Learn more.
Examples of these demanding, smart technologies include:
- Self-driving and autonomous vehicles and the safety and communications systems that enable them
- Smart home devices like thermostats and refrigerators that can learn your preferences and adjust accordingly
- Wearable electronics with built-in fitness and health-monitoring technology
- A smarter energy grid that has two-way communication between the utility and its customers to respond digitally to quickly changing demands