Many people don't know the semiconductor industry is doing far more to fight the Coronavirus than just provide platforms for video calls. Skywater is an innovative American Foundry that actually helps make parts for some of the critical devices needed to do the DNA sequencing and diagnose COVID-19. It's also working with partners to develop new sensors that can detect and report high fevers to your smartphone as they emerge. It’s done with an easy-to-use skin patch that’s like a Band-Aid™.
Tom Sonderman, President of Skywater, has a conversation with Dan Hutcheson about this and more in this video. He’s been a friend for many years. I first met Tom when he was running the group at AMD that built the real-time analytics platform that made it possible for them to compete with far larger competitors with a fraction of the resources. Today, he's on the front line of the Coronavirus response.
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