Solid-State Microsensors

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Technology Map Detailed Contents September 2018

Importance of the Technology

The Technology in Brief

  • Transduction Principles of Solid-State Microsensors
    • Piezoresistivity
    • Piezoelectricity
    • Capacitive Sensing
    • Electrochemistry
    • Optical Sensing
    • Magnetic-Field Sensing
  • Solid-State Fabrication
    • Lithography
    • Deposition and Etching
    • Ion Implantation
    • Planarization
    • Thin-Film Technology
    • Alternative Sensor Materials
    • Three Dimensional Structures and Micromachines
    • Processes for Research, Prototyping, and Exotic Products
    • Microsensor Fabrication Challenges
  • Complementary and Competing Technologies
    • Nanotechnology
    • Fiber-Optic Sensors
    • Smart Sensors
    • Sensor Integration and Communication
    • Energy Harvesting and Self-Powered Sensors

Commercial Development Parameters

  • Demand Factors
    • Device Portability
    • Automotive Industry
    • Health-Care Expenditure
    • Environmental Concern
    • Wireless Sensors
    • Security and Safety
  • General Constraints
    • Development Cost
    • Technology-Led versus Market-Led Development
    • Standards
    • User Apathy
    • Privacy and Cybersecurity Concerns
  • Synergistic Technologies
    • Semiconductor Manufacturing
    • Thin- and Thick-Film Processing
    • Materials Science
    • Low-Power Electronics
    • Embedded Systems
    • Smart Sensors and Sensor Fusion
    • Sensor Networks and Communications Channels
    • Servers and Wide-Area Networks
  • Competing Technologies
    • Nanotechnology
    • Traditional Types of Sensors
    • Fiber-Optic Sensors
    • Biosensors
  • Required Resources
    • Access to Manufacturing
    • Design and Modeling
    • Distribution Partnerships
  • Regulatory Factors
    • Medical-Device Certifications
    • Environmental Protection
    • Vehicle Safety

Areas to Monitor

  • Sensors For Harsh Environments
  • Wireless Sensors
  • Wearable Sensors
  • Sensor Power Breakthrough
  • Automotive Demand
  • Driverless Vehicles
  • Smart Sensors
  • Internet of Things
  • Implants and Biocompatible Sensors
  • Ownership and Use of Data
  • Blockchains for Sensor-Network Data
  • Smartphones and Other Consumer Electronics
  • Alternate Sensor Materials
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Government Funding and Initiatives
  • Health-Care Expenditure
  • Advanced Microfabrication Techniques
  • Small Companies and Fabless Designs
  • Nanosensors
  • Privacy and Security

Implications of Commercialization

  • Advances in Enabling Technologies
  • Alternative Sensor Platforms
  • Wireless-Sensor Networks
  • Smart Spaces
  • Consequences of Change

Opportunities

  • Automotive Sensors
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Consumer Applications
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Aerospace Sensors
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Medical and Health-Care Applications
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Gas Sensors
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Industrial Sensors
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Security and Access Control
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Electronic Noses
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Nanosensors
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Robotics
  • Smart Spaces
    • Smart Retailing
    • Smart Buildings
    • Transportation
    • Smart Homes
  • Wearable Sensors and Smart Clothes

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