Author: Dr Tess Skryme, Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx
CAMBRIDGE, England, Oct. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Tunneling magneto resistance sensors are rapidly disrupting the automotive and wearables industry. These tiny sensors leverage quantum phenomena to provide a performance edge over classical incumbents, including industry mainstays such as Hall effect sensors. Although they don’t depend on the more exciting effects such as superposition and entanglement, in this article, IDTechEx highlights the lessons to be learned from the success of TMR sensors in the emerging quantum sensor market.
Sensitivity is the key to unlocking commercial value
TMR sensors use quantum tunneling for highly sensitive measurements of magnetic field. They are constructed from a sandwich of thin layers of ferromagnet and nanometer-thick insulator. Thanks to quantum, the probability of electrons tunneling through these layers has a strong dependence on external fields – both magnetic and electric. TMR sensors can be integrated into circuits that exhibit an easily measurable change in voltage or resistance and detect magnetic fields hundreds of times smaller than established incumbents.
Many other quantum sensing technologies are in development, including even more magnetic field sensors, as well as clocks, gravimeters, gyroscopes, and photodetectors. In each instance, these technologies have the potential to offer orders of magnitude increases in sensitivity and, therefore, as a group, are likely to prove highly disruptive to the existing sensor market.
The importance of optimized SWAP-C
Sensitivity isn’t the only parameter of importance in the sensor market. Optimizing the size, weight, power, and cost, or SWAP-C, is also paramount. For TMR sensors, reduced power consumption compared to Hall sensors has proved crucial in tempting OEMs to switch. This reflects demand across the IoT space for lower power devices, allowing them to operate for longer and ultimately make their operation more sustainable from a maintenance and environmental perspective.
The relative simplicity of TMR sensor architecture has allowed for highly optimized SWAP-C, as they can be manufactured using CMOS techniques in established semiconductor foundries. The miniaturization of TMR sensors not only competes with more established solutions but, in many instances, exceeds it. Yet, this will likely prove far more challenging for the next generation of quantum sensors. The components and infrastructure required to contain solutions based on entanglement and superposition are far more complex than tunneling. Scalable manufacture of vapor cells, lasers, nitrogen-vacancy centers, and more remains a high-value technical challenge for the quantum technology industry to solve.
The advantage of use-case diversity
The applications of TMR sensors for wake-up, angle and position sensing, and remote current sensing have applications in multiple industry verticals. Many wearable and medical devices depend on wake-up functionality, including continuous glucose monitors for diabetes management and hermetically sealed digital pills. Remote sensing and temperature robustness offer enhanced safety for monitoring within both electric vehicles and solar energy systems. As for position and angle sensing, there are almost limitless uses, but with notable value for wind-turbine power optimization, robotics, and factory optimization.
The diversity of use cases and, therefore, industries addressable with TMR technology provides an advantage in scaling up production. While new sensors may be able to compete on sensitivity, size, and power – limited economies of scale upon commercialization almost always leads to an initial compromise on cost. Finding early adopters in high-value industries allows the runway to increase manufacturing capacity before entering higher-volume markets. This has arguably been the case for TMR sensing, using a sub-set of the electric vehicle market as a springboard for consumer electronics. The success of this approach is evidenced by the recent activity of leading players in the TMR sensor industry – with TDK doubling their production capacity and Crocus surpassing 100-million-unit sales.
Market Size vs. CAGR plot. Outlook for quantum sensors 2024-2034. Vertical agnostic devices predicted to obtain higher volume sales.
IDTechEx predicts that vertical agnosticism will likely also pay off for more complex devices in the quantum sensor market. Remaining use-case specific can result in a stalemate on cost optimization and could become a challenge for certain devices such as gravimeters, where underground mapping is the only clear killer application. Yet for atomic clocks and quantum gyroscopes, there are already indicators of future adoption for precision navigation and timing into the aerospace, automotive, finance, and even consumer electronics markets. It may well be that diversity of application is an essential driver for the long-term commercial success of these quantum sensors over others.
Outlook and conclusion
TMR sensors are adding commercial value in multiple industries through high sensitivity and optimized size, weight, and power consumption. This technology is an example of how quantum effects can be leveraged to disrupt the market for classical sensors. Although admittedly a relatively simple case, developers of more advanced quantum sensors will benefit from developing solutions with a similar package of qualities. Beyond this, it is perhaps also a lesson that relying on the use of ‘quantum’ is insufficient as a marketing tool on its own.
For more information on the commercial outlook for all the sensor technology mentioned in this article, including twenty-year market forecasts, see IDTechEx’s latest report on the Quantum Sensor Market, “Quantum Sensors Market 2024-2044”. To find out more about this report please visit www.IDTechEx.com/QuantumSensors. Find coverage of related topics in IDTechEx reports on Quantum Computers, Wearable Technology and Electric Vehicles at www.IDTechEx.com/Research.
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ZTE set to bring brilliant 5G-A highlights to MWC 2024, unfolding the intelligent future
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a global leading provider of information and communication technology solutions, is proud to unveil the highlights of 5G-A during the Mobile World Congress 2024. This initiative aims to unlock the full potential of 5G technology and create infinite value.
Green Infrastructure Pursuing the Bit-Watt Perfect Curve
Industry’s first constant PA efficiency radio platform for optimal performanceThe latest radio platform achieves near-constant PA efficiency, ensuring optimal performance at all times. This enables 25-30 percentage points higher PA efficiency and 35% lower RRU power consumption than the industry average.
0 bit 0 watt with industry-first hibernationThe industry’s first hibernation technology has been deployed at scale across over 300,000 AAUs to reduce the power consumption of AAU to as low as 5 watts when there is no traffic. This technology has also been applied to RRU, helping achieve power consumption as low as 3 watts when there is no traffic. For small cells, hibernation enables 0 watts for pRRUs when there is no traffic, and the cell can be awakened in seconds when there are any attempts of service access.
5G-A B2C: Seamless 10Gbps+ Experiences
Uni-Radio enables site simplification with 10 times fewer radios The Uni-Radio (A+P) achieves extremely simplified integration of 7-bands into 1, with dual-band AAU, the industry’s unique 5-band UBR and FDD full-band antenna, achieving a reduction of radio units from 10 to 1.
Industry-unique 12TR RRU goes extremely green, enabling superior energy efficiencyThe industry-unique dual-band 12TR RRU evolves based on a new platform, achieving near-constant PA efficiency. This enables a 35% lower RRU power consumption than the industry average. With the industry’s first RF pooling, the 12TR RRU enables inter-sector output power sharing. For any given sector, 4*120W can be used as 4x160W, achieving higher power efficiency.
Industry’s highest integration FDD Massive MIMO pushes the 4G capacity envelope even furtherThe tri-band FDD Massive MIMO supports all RATs from 2G to 5G and NB-IoT with an impressive 640W output power in only 115L, achieving up to 6 times throughput improvement. Additionally, AI beamforming enhances FDD Massive MIMO performance by 30%, while the industry-unique beam-level DSS optimizes spectrum utilization, achieving an additional 10% data rate gain.
Industry’s largest bandwidth mmWave AAU empowers 5G-A 10Gbps+ experience The industry’s largest 1.6GHz bandwidth mmWave AAU enables single cell to achieve 28Gbps+ capacity, empowering 10Gbps+ experiences. It serves for diverse scenarios, including fixed wireless access (FWA), large-bandwidth mobile backhaul, and UHD live broadcasting, among others.
5G-A B2B: Network-Cloud Integration, Service Commissioning in One Hour
UniEngine: All-in-one-box private 5G solution for core productionsUniEngine realizes all-in-one integration of 5G core, 5G RAN, and simplified O&M, while providing powerful computing to enable effortless deployment of 3rd party applications. Enhanced deterministic capabilities of RAN offer much improved service guarantees. The simplified O&M significantly assists even less experienced enterprises in rolling out their private 5G networks and enables end-to-end service performance monitoring.
Indoor 5G-A CampSite creates new possibilities for TV broadcasting and VR entertainmentThe suitcase-sized CampSite is easy to deploy by one person. It integrates communication and computing, enabling 5G-A network setup within one hour. Additionally, with the inclusion of MiCell, the industry’s first mmWave distributed micro-cell and IF pooling solution, it achieves 2,500m2 coverage, providing up to 6Gbps downlink or 4Gbps uplink, with ultra-low latency of [email protected]% and high reliability. CampSite facilitates new use cases such as 5G-powered TV broadcasting, wireless large-scale and backpack-free VR entertainment, among others.
5G-A B2X: Boosting the New Economy
Ultra-reliable 5G-A network and edge-cloud integration realize cost-efficient V2X for smart transportationZTE deployed the first 5G-A based vehicle-road-cloud integrated V2X network, empowering autonomous driving and enhancing traffic efficiency. The ultra-reliable network and the edge-cloud at base-station achieve [email protected]% latency, enabling L4 autonomous driving for L2 vehicles at speeds of up to 60km/h.
5G-A NTN realizes universal connectivity through space-ground integrationZTE has developed the industry’s first NTN ground base station and completed the world’s first 5G IoT-NTN direct-to-cell trial over the S-band as well as the industry’s first maritime trial and NR-NTN lab and field trials. These efforts aim to provide capabilities for emergency communication, wide-area IoT, and internet services.
Ubiquitous Intelligence: Achieving All-Round High Efficiency
5G-A BBU, the integration of communication and computation for rich AI applications5G-A BBU achieves seamless integration of communication and computation capabilities. Leveraging its computation capability, base-station native AI enhances RAN intelligence, enabling highly efficient service guarantees to boost traffic, implement more precise power-saving strategies, and facilitate L4 autonomous network O&M. By opening the computation resource open to third parties, cost-efficient app deployment at the base station becomes possible, enriching the range of new applications.
AIGC empowered uSmartNet commercial used during a grand sports event in Asia Based on AIGC and digital twin technology, ZTE’s uSmartNet achieved the industry’s first smart games assurance during the event. This accomplishment resulted in zero major issue and zero major customer complaints, improving operational efficiency by 15% and reducing workload by 30%.
ABOUT ZTE:ZTE helps to connect the world with continuous innovation for a better future. The company provides innovative technologies and integrated solutions, and its portfolio spans all series of wireless, wireline, devices and professional telecommunications services. Serving over a quarter of the global population, ZTE is dedicated to creating a digital and intelligent ecosystem, and enabling connectivity and trust everywhere. ZTE is listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. www.zte.com.cn/global
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MIAMI INVESTOR SUMMIT KICKS OFF TODAY WITH GLOBAL LEADERS DISCUSSING HUMANITY’S BIGGEST CHALLENGES
MIAMI, Feb. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Leading figures from finance, government, business, tech, and innovation are convening to deliberate on a range of pressing economic and public policy issues at FII PRIORITY Miami summit, a major global investor summit, held today and tomorrow at Miami’s Faena Forum.
The summit brings together investors from around the world gathered with CEOs of major global corporations and policy experts to seek workable impactful solution to issues such as the regulation of AI. This year’s theme, ‘On the Edge of a New Frontier,’ reflects the profound changes the world is experiencing as technology transforms society and economies.
Richard Attias, CEO of FII Institute, said,”Today’s conversations reflected a sense of urgency as the world grapples with what to do about AI, political uncertainty, and changes in the shape of the global economy. And we bring these conversations to Miami—the new America—so we can chart a steadfast course towards a prosperous future, fully equipped with the insights and knowledge we need, harnessing the power of collective work and thought.”
In his opening conversation, H.E. Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Public Investment Fund Governor and Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute Chairman, underscored the role of AI and its key contribution to future economies, saying “Al is coming in a big way! The impact will be very positive as soon as we have regulations in place to monitor, control, and enable this technology. AI could increase global GDP by 14%.”
Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, addressed the issue of AI regulation, and how CEOs can innovate through periods of extreme volatility and pivot towards future trends, adding “regulations will struggle to match the rapid pace of technological change and may be outdated within a year. We have to ensure that emerging technologies reflect humanity and our system of values and beliefs.”
The summit’s much anticipated roundtable of global CEOs, entitled the “Board of Changemakers,” discussed trends and economic outlook. Participating in this year’s roundtable were Pamela Liebman, President and CEO of The Corcoran Group; Pierre Beaudion, Chairman of the Board of Bombardier Inc; Jenny Johnson, President and CEO of Franklin Templeton; Marcello Claure, Founder and CEO of Claure Group; and Stephen A. Schwarzman, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of The Blackstone Group. The session underscored the impact of digitalization, particularly blockchain and AI, on future investments, advocating for regulation and ethical usage. The members of the board also highlighted AI’s massive role in increasing efficiency and how AI can be harnessed to resolve climate change issues.
Mike Pompeo, 70th Secretary of State of the United States and Executive Chairman of Impact Investments, addressed the economic consequences of conflict, saying: “in the economic sphere, the connectivity between the things happening geopolitically is now ever more closely tied to thinking about investments and capital flows. It is impossible to separate geopolitical risk from capital allocation.”
Conclave sessions were held for select senior participants to delve into the concerns relevant to their sectors with full transparency. For example, the conclave on AI convened many leading figures involved in the development of technologies, governance of AI, technology investment, and regulation, with a number of global initiatives on AI regulation presented
A special address by former Treasury Secretary Dr. Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor & President Emeritus at Harvard University, and board member at OpenAI, highlighted economic and political contexts, including prospects for soft or hard economic landing, and likely outcomes of the US election. Dr. Summers was joined by Eric Schmidt, co-founder of Schmidt Fututes, who noted that AI is likely to double everyone’s productivity, underscoring the importance of AI regulation, he added “there are questions about what happens when computers start to make decisions.”
FII Institute’s Founding Partner is the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, which, alongside the Vision Partner, the Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia, and 26 international strategic partners are actively involved in the ongoing work of the institute. The FII Institute welcomed two new strategic partners at the summit: ACWA Power and Franklin Templeton. Speakers from strategic partners Franklin Templeton, GFH, HSBC, NEOM, ROSHN, Sanabil, Softbank, and State Street shared updates on their international projects relevant to the themes of the summit.
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The FII PRIORITY Miami summit continues conversations held in Hong Kong and Riyadh in Autumn 2023. It is part of an ongoing global program of summits held throughout the year, with upcoming summits in Rio de Janeiro in June and Asia later in the year.
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Securitas issues a MEUR 500 Eurobond
STOCKHOLM, Feb. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Securitas has today successfully closed a MEUR 500 bond in the Eurobond market with maturity in 2030. The coupon was 3.875 percent including a margin of 115 basis points.
The proceeds will mainly be used to refinance existing debt.
The joint lead managers were BofA Securities, CIC, Commerzbank, Danske Bank, DNB and UniCredit.
Investors: Micaela Sjökvist, Vice President, Investor Relations, +46 76 116 7443, [email protected]
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