As semiconductor technology evolves, it takes more energy to manufacture them. Smaller, faster, and affordable technology require more process steps and cleaner manufacturing rooms. This means increased energy from HVAC systems and manufacturing process tools. And since large semiconductor manufacturing facilities can consume up to 100 megawatt hours of energy per hour, energy consumption can account for 5 percent to 30 percent of their total operating costs.
In the past few years, fifth-generation (5G) technology has made headlines as one of the most powerful transformations in digital technology. Capable of creating a real-time internet, 5G enables a new kind of network designed to connect virtually every machine at instant speeds and capacities. In 2020, however, a number of changes have altered the course of its development. Let’s follow up on what’s happening in the 5G space now and in the future:
In recent years, healthcare practices have become more advanced, reliable, and accurate. Now, hospitals and clinics around the world benefit from modern medical equipment like telehealth monitoring systems and biosensors. Still, the work of patient care, disease prevention, and cures is far from over. Experts in biomedical engineering aim to uncover creative ways to solve the world’s epidemics. With a global pandemic at the forefront of attention, biomedical innovations are more important than ever.