The fifth element is a little further out. That is the integration of gas sensors which should come in 2014.
gas and humidity sensors are a natural fit with ST's family of
membrane-based environmentally connected sensors. Gas sensors, like
pressure sensors and microphones, need a physical connection to the
atmosphere explained Vigna.
Vigna expects ST to have a pressure,
temperatureand humidity sensor in one package in 2013 with various
types of gas sensor to be added later. "The gas sensor will be added as
another die or potentially the sensing layer can be integrated with the
humidity sensor. The gases that customers are looking to detect include
CH4, CO, methane, NO."
But overall it is the system-in-package
approach that allows this incremental progress at minimum cost, maximum
flexibility and best time to market, Vigna concluded.
To bypass the complex process and obstacles of clinical trials will definitely be an effective strategy to penetrate healthcare applications. I think lots of integration specialists will agree to the SIP solution including wireless is more effective approach to market than other fancy solutions like WLP.
Dear editor, I think 'inertial' will make sense instead of the word 'ninertial' in the second paragraph.
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