Chips That Help Fight COVID-19

By: SiliconExpert on February 8th, 2021

In 2020 we saw a race ensue as technology companies threw in their hat in an effort to aid in the fight against COVID-19.  Some pursuing new product development and some modifying attributes of current products to make applicable to the need.  None the less, companies put their development teams on hyperdrive to deliver in months vs years with hopes of contributing to the current war against the current pandemic.

Check out some of the companies we have been tracking that continue to develop and are bringing new technologies to market to assist in the war against COVID-19:


1. Intel:

Intel®’s processor-based SAP HANA solution turns raw, unstructured data into actionable insights surroudning COVID-19. Intel customer,Mercy, started to use an analytics system that combined structured and unstructured data to create smarter views of how COVID-19 was spreading and how it affected patients. The analytics system uses an SAP HANA database running on servers equipped with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® Optane™ persistent memory, and Intel® Ethernet 700 Series Network Adapters for scalability, flexibility, and chip xeon inside


2. Cobham:

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions has recently seen an acceleration of demand for its product, which assists in itsrapid sequencing of coronavirus samples for analysis , diagnosis, and  treatment of  coronavirus.

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions’ Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) are used in advanced devices to deliver the genomic sequence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19..  This sequencing provides much  insight into how the virus is transmitted and how it evolves. CAES ASICs are also a key technology used by a leading global provider of computed tomography (CT) scanners used to help diagnose respiratory conditions. Cobham has recently seen an increase of approximately 30 percent in demand for its medical ASIC products.

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3. Dialog:

Dialog Semiconductor plc, a leading provider of battery management, AC/DC power conversion, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® low energy, and Industrial ICs, announced recently a new Wireless Ranging (WiRa™) Software Development Kit (SDK).  This kitdelivers highly accurate and reliable distance measurement capabilities to its DA1469x family of BLE SoCs.

The need for more accurate and reliable distance measurement and tracing technology has become even more critical in the wake of COVID-19. With businesses across the globe planning a controlled reopening of their workplaces, companiesare looking for solutions that will help to ensure safe working environments and peace of mind for employees.

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4. Stanley Electric: 

In tests conducted with Yamaguchi-University, Stanley Electric has achieved 99.9% ‘inactivation’ of Covid-19 virus SARS-CoV-2 using its aluminum nitride-based 265 nm UV-C LEDs.

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By Ahmed Sabry




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