SEMICON West 2023: AE Advances the Angstrom Era with Transformational New Technologies
August 23, 2023
By Skip Larson
Last month, the semiconductor industry converged on the “City by the Bay” to discuss a wide range of solutions for design, manufacture and test. Under the banner of “Building a Path Forward,” more than 570 exhibitors showcased solutions at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. This year’s discussions focused on the opportunity and challenges the industry will face as semiconductor sales approach the $1 trillion level by 2030, up from $600 million today. Key issues that will either support or hinder the industry include closing technology gaps and critical talent shortages, along with limiting supply chain disruptions and the impact on climate change. What was clear is that delivering high-performance chips with increasingly complex 3D structures at atomic-scale dimensions is demanding more sophisticated wafer process solutions based on real world-processing data to accelerate modeling for faster design turns than ever before.
Digital Power for Medical Applications
August 16, 2023
An aging population and a recognition that early detection of ailments enhances life expectancy and reduces costs mean that the number of healthcare applications is growing rapidly. While powering medical technology can be challenging, new digital configurable power solutions offer a number of benefits by enabling control and communication with medical PSUs ‘on the fly’.
Revolutionizing Solid Organ Tumor Ablation with High Voltage Solutions
August 09, 2023
By Todd Huston
Pulsed field ablation (PFA) is a non-thermal energy modality that is being used to reduce and remove solid organ tumors. This technique applies a high voltage electrical field to cells to increase the permeability of the cell membrane, which leads to targeted cell death. While PFA has proven to be effective, researchers have recently developed a new type of irreversible electroporation (IRE) technique called high-frequency IRE (H-FIRE), which offers unique benefits
The State of Power from the Sunshine State: Five Trends from Orlando’s APEC 2023
April 13, 2023
By Conor Quinn
Combining an extensive exhibition with five days of seminars, presentations and technical sessions, the annual Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) is a key event in the power conversion community calendar.
Rising Energy Costs Drive New Power Solutions for European Indoor Growers
März 31, 2023
By Joe Voyles
Driven by factors ranging from high-yield, stable crop production and ease of harvesting to population growth and consumer demand for locally sourced products, vertical farming has seen significant growth in recent years. According to industry analysts this success is set to continue.
Top 4 Medical Industry Trends From MD&M West 2023
März 16, 2023
By Dermot Flynn
The medical industry is experiencing an exciting transformation, driven by recent breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence (AI), increased decentralization of care, as well as the miniaturization of technologies that power medical devices.