TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN

Electronics & Sensing

Electronics & Sensing

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.

Advanced Microelectronics

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.

Heterogenous Integration

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.

Bioelectronics

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.

  • Our Expertise

    Capabilities utilized for Electronics & Sensing

  • Semiconductors

    Developing world-class semiconductor and detector technologies that offer differentiation in applications ranging from power conversion to radiation detection

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  • Optics & Photonics

    Developing novel technologies for applications in sensing, data communication, imaging, directed energy systems, and energy conversion applications

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  • MEMS & Microsystems

    Heterogenous integration of microscale sub-systems creating differentiation in our customer’s products that operate in highly constrained environments

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  • Electronics Packaging

    Building and implementing technologies both internally and with production partners for medical and industrial applications

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  • Microelectronics

    Developing solutions for advanced imaging applications, sensing systems for industrial and aeronautical applications, and embedded electronic systems

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  • Microfabrication

    Constructing small structures on a micrometre scale in a 28,000 sq. ft. class 100/1000 facility containing over 200 semiconductor processing equipment

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