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Alertgy, Okmetic Oy Win at Tech Showcase for Sensor Innovations

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GRENOBLE, France, Oct. 2, 2019 — SEMI has announced Alertgy and Okmetic Oy as winners of the SEMI MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit Technology Showcase. The Alertgy noninvasive glucose monitor was crowned the best imaging technology, and the Okmetic Oy silicon substrate manufacturing platform was the winning MEMS technology. Attendees voted for the top technology in each category among 10 finalists selected by a committee of industry experts.
Päivi Sievilä, customer support engineer at Okmetic Oy, accepts the award for MEMS Sensors Technology. Courtesy of SEMI.
Päivi Sievilä, customer support engineer at Okmetic Oy, accepts the award for MEMS Sensors Technology. Courtesy of SEMI.

“MEMS and sensors breakthroughs are delivering profound benefits, making cars safer, food healthier and air cleaner while providing numerous societal benefits through advances in healthcare,” Laith Altimime, president of SEMI Europe, said. “The electronics industry celebrates innovations such as those presented by Alertgy and Okmetic Oy as SEMI initiatives like the Technology Showcase help our members speed innovation through collaboration.”  

The Technology Showcase honors standout applications enabled by MEMS and imaging sensors technology. SEMI recognized this year’s winners at the MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit gala dinner at Chateau de Sassenage. The awards were presented by Altimime and Carmelo Sansone, director of the MEMS and Sensors Industry Group at SEMI.

Alertgy was the imaging sensors technology winner for the impedance/dielectric spectrum imaging system for noninvasive continuous glucose monitor for diabetics. Alertgy combines proprietary dielectric materials and signal processing/extraction to detect unique chemical signatures related to blood glucose levels — all in a tiny, noninvasive platform suitable for integration in smartwatches and other wrist-worn wearables. The technology was presented by John Hubert, vice president of engineering at Alertgy on behalf of Marc Rippen, founder and president of Alertgy.
John Hubert, VP of engineering at Alertgy, holds the award for Imaging Sensors Technology. Courtesy of SEMI.
John Hubert, vice president of engineering at Alertgy, holds the award for Imaging Sensors Technology. Courtesy of SEMI.

Okmetic Oy was the MEMS sensors technology winner for the 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 photonic applications requiring buried cavities, poly-Si filled through-silicon via (TSV) connections, or patterned multilayer SOI design. The platform was presented by Päivi Sievilä, customer support engineer at Okmetic Oy.

The awards and conference, organized by SEMI, are offered each year for companies across a range of sectors from Internet of Things and consumer electronics to robotics and biomedical equipment. Winners receive a free exhibition booth for the following year’s event.

The MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit returns to Grenoble, France, Sept. 23-25, 2020.


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