Release date: Jul. 29, 2020
Last updated: Nov. 26, 2020

Developing ICs for a Leading-Edge Medical Technology: Cochlear Implants

Artificial organs support the lives of people with physical disabilities, and help improve their qualities of life (QOL). Cochlear implants — said to be the most advanced of all artificial organs — are electronic devices that are embedded and operate inside the body, and require highly accurate and reliable integrated circuits (ICs) *1. The following is a behind-the-scenes look at the development process at ICsense, a supplier specializing in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) *2 for use in medical equipment as well as a variety of other electronic devices for the consumer, automotive and industrial markets.

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    Children reacting to hearing with cochlear implants for the first time