Virtual Workshop Series on Semiconductor R&D: Integrated Sensor Systems

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January 25, 2021 11:00AM EST to January 26, 2021 5:00PM EST

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Join experts from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office for a series of semiconductor research and development (R&D) workshops, which will focus on different technical areas of semiconductors that have the potential to transform the efficiency and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.

This first workshop will focus on R&D challenges around integrated sensor systems, with a particular emphasis on manufacturing applications. The workshop will solicit feedback from a wide range of stakeholders, including input from potential users of integrated sensor systems on their needs and the researchers developing new sensors on their most pressing challenges.

Manufacturing integrated sensor systems requires combining transducers, local analog and digital electronic signal processing and analysis, and distributed power conditioning and communication at the sensor location/environment.  Each one of these technical areas has its own set of innovations (e.g. new materials, devices, designs, etc.) that can improve the entire system. At the same time, they face challenges in scaling up and integrating those innovations into larger systems. 

This workshop will bring together experts in a wide range of fields to discuss these challenges and identify pathways to solving them, with the goal of:

  • Informing AMO’s future portfolio of R&D investments
  • Providing perspective on trends, drivers, and challenges for next-generation semiconductor sensor applications
  • Characterizing the opportunities on the horizon


Monday, January 25th: Industry (User and Manufacturer) Needs

Featuring multiple speakers and the following focus panels:

  • Facility Owner/Operator Needs
  • System Developer/Integrator Needs
  • Sensor Equipment Developer Needs

Tuesday, January 26th: Technology Opportunities & Challenges

Featuring a keynote speaker and the following parallel breakout sessions:

  • Session A: Sensing platforms and materials
  • Session B: Energy source and power conditioning
  • Session C: Digital and analog circuits and communication
  • Session D: Monolithic and hybrid sensor system integration

For more information and to register, visit the event website.