ConFab interview: Ali Sebt advocates switch from On/Off to smart sensing and control

June 6, 2012 — Ali Sebt, CEO of Renesas Electronics America, keynoted Day 2 of Solid State Technology’s The ConFab 2012, an invitation-only meeting of the semiconductor industry. Here, he discusses the role of inexpensive sensors and microcontrollers in energy savings with editor-in-chief Pete Singer.

 

We can no longer consider electronics and equipment “On/Off,” Sebt said. The demand for natural resources is skyrocketing, machines and equipment are being deployed at the individual level, and the global population is growing. To meet power consumption and intelligent environmental needs, we need sensors, Sebt said.

Sensors for humidity, sound, light, and more have become more affordable, and low-power semiconductors are supporting these sensors. Microcontrollers can modulate energy consumption based on sensor input.

Renesas is advocating for these low-cost microcontrollers to be used in new buildings and new equipment to start, avoiding higher retrofitting costs.

Learn more from Ali Sebt’s ConFab 2012 keynote in the report here.

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