For more than 50 years, Moore’s Law has shaped the advancement of the semiconductor industry that in turn has revolutionized electronics-enabled applications. These exponential advances in performance and miniaturization are now showing signs of slowing as we approach fundamental constraints in materials and physics. GE Research is part of a group of thought leaders pushing for more fundamental integration of electronics with assets, seeking to move beyond existing constraints by blending novel devices, flexible substrates, and innovative component and system architectures.
How is GE Research shaping the electronics and sensing industry?
These highly integrated electronics solutions can enable new levels of performance, cost, and asset intelligence across multiple industries. Teams of scientists and engineers at GE Research are working on a portfolio of advanced technologies to help enable the intrinsic integration future of electronics. Many important advancements are being developed in GE's research labs to support this evolution, including:
Wide Bandgap Semiconductors
Leading Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology is creating new opportunities in the power electronics arena, particularly in harsh environment applications. The same SiC device design and process capability has also led to novel uses as both a sensor and as a building block for high temperature integrated circuits. For example, GE is using SiC photosensors to monitor gas turbine flame signatures giving energy customers improved reliability and uptime.
GE Research is developing mixed signal ASICs that are at the heart of GE’s medical imaging devices. We also bring these high-performance techniques to electronic systems for advanced sensing in harsh environments that push the limits of signal-to-noise, power, and weight with custom ASICs and embedded processor designs.
GE Research is creating microsystems that combine microelectronics, photonics, and MEMS devices that target harsh environments and highly constrained operating conditions, including size, weight and power. These microsystems provide system of system solutions in sensing and actuation for challenging military and industrial applications.
Flexible Hybrid Electronics
GE Research is combining microelectronics and sensors on flexible substrates to enable solutions that can adapt to a wide variety of challenging operating conditions, across diverse environments from jet engines to wind turbines to the human body.
GE Research is actively researching bioelectronic medicine, exploring the use of non-invasive devices to diagnose and treat chronic diseases. These future applications will require electronics solutions that can be naturally adapted to the form and the physiology of the human body.
Capabilities utilized for Electronics & Sensing
Developing world-class semiconductor and detector technologies that offer differentiation in applications ranging from power conversion to radiation detectionRead more
Optics & Photonics
Developing novel technologies for applications in sensing, data communication, imaging, directed energy systems, and energy conversionRead more
MEMS & Microsystems
Integrating and synchronizing complex measurements to operate in our customer's products within highly constrained environmentsRead more
Building and implementing technologies both internally and with production partners for medical and industrial applicationsRead more
Developing solutions from advanced imaging applications to embedded electronic systems and sensing systems for industrial and aeronautical applicationsRead more
Constructing micrometer structures in a world-class cleanroom staffed with experienced unit step leaders, engineers and techniciansRead more