Sensors have undergone extraordinary proliferation since the beginning of the 21st Century.
Thanks to IoT, connected smart sensors can now be found all around us. This makes it possible to collect a wealth of data autonomously and continuously without human intervention, automating routine activities while unlocking previously unattainable insights and functionality. This has been defined as the Onlife era where smart devices improve the user experience and assist people in their daily lives with The Metaverse vision, Industry 5.0, and self-driving cars being prime examples.
Sensors, smart embedded actuators, analogue interfaces, connectivity, security and embedded AI, offer a perfect toolset for companies to continue to innovate. The semiconductor industry is driving this transformation and, in collaboration with key partners, creating the necessary synergies to bring these technologies to market. This is a particularly unique opportunity for MEMS and imaging devices, with embedded artificial intelligence, as they will be enablers for tomorrow’s products and services.