World Ch. Schedule : FRI 08:30 KST
* Date : 2020-01-24
Ultra-thin wafer technology has recently emerged as a latest trend. Ultra-thin designs which are also light in weight, has recently captivated the tastes of consumers. A variety of ultra-thin components with improved quality and stability are expected to lead the electronic devices market. And there is a company which has developed ultra-thin actuator and ultra-thin speaker which can be applied to TV and smartphone. The two products have made use of the resonance of piezoceramic which is thinner than 1 millimeter in order to vibrate the panel. Various functions of automobiles have continuously evolved. And when different electronic devices are attached to an automobile, a lot of wiring connections are also necessary. Therefore, a company has developed FFC, or Flexible Flat Cable, which is thin and light in weight. And it has actively promoted the commercialization of the product. The Flexible Flat Cable, which was produced based on the PCT film, is much lighter than the existing copper cable. And it is expected to lead the latest trend that prefers lighter wires for automobile components. The ultra-thin wafer technology has expanded to the field of medical devices, aside from electronic equipment. A domestic research team has developed an ultra-thin brain chip which can detect neural signals that occur in different parts of the brain as well as deliver drugs or light. The brain chip has the thickness of 40 micrometers, which is much thinner than hairs. And when it is inserted into the brain, it can affect the brain circuit. We introduce ultra-thin wafer technology, which has been applied to various fields including electronic equipment and medical devices as a core technology for the rapidly changing digital era.
Since last year, autonomous driving technology has been in the spotlight. As part of an effort to accelerate the commercialization of autonomous driving technology, a lot of domestic research teams and companies have promoted related researches. A lot of researches have been carried out in order to commercialize mobility services that implemented autonomous driving. Autonomous driving technology has been actively introduced to the agricultural sector in order to vitalize the agricultural economy. An unmanned tractor can plow a field just like a general tractor based on the autonomous driving technology. What is more, the 5G communications technology has been applied to the autonomous driving technology. And it is possible to control a tractor remotely. Securing safety has emerged as a significant element along with the continuing development of autonomous driving technology. Therefore, different elements including galvanic skin response and electrocardiogram are analyzed to understand human emotions and apply them to autonomous vehicles. It is to inform dangerous situations rapidly to drivers and help them make quick responses. In 2019, Sejong City carried out a test operation of an autonomous bus at general roads. It is to commercialize autonomous bus and provide a shuttle service. We look into the ongoing development of autonomous driving technology, which has been introduced to mobility services.
IoT is a skill that can bring about smart changes to people’s daily lives. Along with the commercialization of 5G network, IoT skills have achieved rapid growth. And IoT-based remote control systems have been introduced to various industrial sectors. The technology has been further developed in order to be applied to teleconference, management of facilities at unmanned stores and factories. And a real-time remote hygiene control system that has implemented IoT-based smart glass has been developed. And the system has garnered a lot of attention. Smart glass is an IoT-based wearable computer that has made use of augmented reality technologies. The problems facing the manufacturing site can be detected and improved immediately. Also, the maintenance service as well as the quality control, which used to be done by actually visiting the site, can be tackled remotely. A technology that can tackle algal bloom, which has been one of the emerging issues facing the entire world, has been developed. The information can be obtained through a sensor located in a remote area. So algal blooms can be detected even without actually visiting the site. As it is possible to analyze the water quality and the level of algal bloom based on the AI technology, it is expected to make great contributions to the safe management of a national water source. The unmanned laundromat which is operated based on the remote control system shows the advanced remote control technology that has been closely connected with our daily lives. Thanks to the remote control system, the store owners don’t have to visit the stores and they can control the equipment remotely, in real time. Moreover, the complaints from the customers can be tackled immediately. We explore the remote control system, which has collaborated cutting-edge technologies with IoT skills to increase the working efficiency and enhance convenience in daily lives.