SEMI’s annual Technology Showcase at its MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit highlighted some of the newest and most unique MEMS and imaging sensors technology enabled applications in the industry. Two winners stuck out – Alertgy and Okmetic Oy.
“The electronics industry embraces innovations such as those presented by Alertgy and Okmetic Oy, our Technology Showcase winners,” Laith Altimime, president of SEMI Europe said. “SEMI initiatives such as the Technology Showcase are meant to help the industry and our members speeding innovation through collaboration.”
Alertgy’s win relates to its Impedance/Dielectric Spectrum Imaging System for Non-Invasive Continuous Glucose Monitor (NICGM) for Diabetics. Proprietary dielectric materials and signal processing/extraction have been combined to detect unique chemical signatures related to blood glucose levels – all in a tiny non-invasive platform suitable for integration in smart watches and other wrist-worn wearables. The pitch was presented by John Hubert, VP of Engineering of Alertgy on behalf of Marc Rippen, founder and president, Alertgy.
Okmetic Oy won the popular vote for the 2019 MEMS technology category with Industrial Patterning Platform for Value-added Si Substrate Manufacturing. The Okmetic platform advances the reliability, quality and performance of silicon-based devices. The platform is designed for MEMS, sensor and photonics applications requiring buried cavities, poly-Si filled through-silicon via (TSV) connections, or patterned multi-layer SOI design. The platform was presented by Päivi Sievilä, customer support engineer, Okmetic Oy.