- Press Room
- HKSTP’s Sensor Lab 2.0 Signals HK’s Growing Microelectronics and Reindustrialisation Drive
New partnership with industry leaders Arrow Electronics and ADI plus expanded facilities, program members and a focus on healthcare sensor and IoT development platform
05 Mar 2021
Photo 1: Mr Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP (top) together with Mr Simon Yu, president of Arrow’s components business, Asia-Pacific region (bottom, right) and Ms Flora Man, Regional Sales Director, ADI China (bottom, left) officiated the launch of HKSTP Sensor Lab 2.0.
Photo 2: Ir Peter Yeung, Head of Electronics & ICT Clusters, HKSTP (left), Dr Carmen Fung, Assistant Director of Electronics Cluster, HKSTP (middle), and Mr YS Chan, Director of Engineering Solutions Center, Arrow (right) attended the media briefing to explain how Sensor Lab 2.0 will elevate development and deployment of advanced sensor products and solutions.
Photo 3: Dr. Emily Chan, Vice President of AP Infosense, showcased the Intelligent Multi-point Temperature Sensor Array that enables highly precise temperature variation detection.
Photo 4: Sensor Lab 2.0 expanded to 10,000 sq ft of cleanroom space, plus dedicated support and training from HKSTP and partners on go-to-market and business expansion strategies.
(Hong Kong, 5 March 2021) – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), is announcing Sensor Lab 2.0, the next phase of its Sensor Packaging and Integration Laboratory (Sensor Lab) featuring more sensor product developers, expanded infrastructure and facilities, plus enhanced support by global leading industry partners Arrow Electronics (Arrow) and Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), to elevate development and deployment of advanced sensor products and solutions.
To further accelerate Hong Kong’s vision for reindustrialisation and economic diversification, HKSTP is creating world-class R&D and advanced manufacturing capabilities in emerging technology areas. Sensor Lab 2.0 will see a growing focus on smart sensors for healthcare applications and bring global electronics and semiconductor industry leaders to support a growing number of sensor companies in Hong Kong Science Park. Participating companies at Sensor Lab will now benefit from the phase 2 expansion to 10,000 sq ft of cleanroom space, plus dedicated support and training from HKSTP and partners on go-to-market and business expansion strategies.
Sensor Lab is a dedicated hardware hub located at Hong Kong Science Park, supporting the full research and development cycle of micro sensors and associated devices, including sensor design, fabrication and pilot runs, packaging, and testing.
HKSTP is partnering with Arrow and ADI to provide enhanced support to startups and researchers on the development of smart sensors for healthcare markets, with a focus on shortening hardware development cycles and lowering R&D costs. They will consult on core technology development, as well go-to-market strategy and provide access to global partners and customers.
Albert Wong, CEO at HKSTP, said “Since the launch of Sensor Lab in 2017, a growing number of sensor chip companies have set up fabrication processes and equipment in Hong Kong. The opportunity for Hong Kong to lead advanced sensor development is enormous as we see a fast-growing pipeline of impactful applications being developed around the next generation of smart sensors and solutions emerging from Sensor Lab.”
“The expanded Sensor Lab 2.0 in partnership with world leaders Arrow and ADI, is a major milestone in building a world-class IoT healthcare ecosystem, and cements Hong Kong as a regional powerhouse for advanced sensors and electronics R&D and manufacturing.”
Mr. Simon Yu, President of Arrow’s Components Business in the Asia-Pacific region, said, “We enable innovators to integrate technology into efficient-to-build and easy-to-use products. We do so by giving them access to our vast global network, technical expertise, and supply chain capabilities. Our engineering expertise and resources empower them to solve software/hardware integration problems, remove time-to-market barriers, and accelerate idea-to-prototype-to-production journeies.With a diverse product portfolio from ADI and ecosystem support by HKSTP, we are well positioned to help innovators and startups to make the best use of sensing technologies and create next-generation healthcare products which we all can benefit from.”
Ms. Flora Man, Regional Sales Director, ADI China said “ADI is a well-established semiconductor company. We provide leading performance signal processing technologies and solutions for all industries including industrial automation, energy network, instrumentation, digital healthcare, automotive, communication and consumer. Digital healthcare is clearly a new era. ADI has a strategic vision about how to lead the market migration. The role of ADI in this partnership is the technical and total solution leader and marketing promotion partner. ADI’s technical team will provide technical guidance and support to the end developers team together with the Arrow team. ADI will also help promote next-generation wearable sensors and devices to appropriate end customers by leveraging ADI China’s customers channels and customer relationship.”
ADI will develop a reference healthcare sensor and IoT design platform for wearable device design evaluation which supports low power computing and connectivity, signal processing, and smart algorithm development. While Arrow will act as a key ecosystem enabler to provide the hardware platform and total solutions for start-ups to optimize the design of wearable sensor products.