In an earlier post, we talked about the importance of high resolution imagery from commercial satellites for a variety of applications, as well as the (then) upcoming launch of the WorldView-4 satellite by DigitalGlobe. ON Semiconductor worked with Harris Corporation on the custom CCD image sensors used in WorldView-4, as we have for a series of Earth-orbiting commercial satellites.
In the early days, semiconductor manufacturing took place at or near research and development centers, predominantly in North America. Engineers and scientists worked side by side with manufacturing teams to improve upon wafer processes. Once technical issues were resolved, products were transferred to production to support numerous industries, including automotive, industrial, communications and defense.
There are clearly big expectations for wearable technology and though we have already started to see its proliferation into our everyday lives, to some degree at least, this sector is still just coming out of its nascent stages.