Cities Grow Smarter Through Innovative Semiconductor Technologies

This scenario illustrates only one feature of the smart city, a metropolitan area that relies on a seamless web of electronic technology to make it safe, clean and efficient. Cities already have networks for traffic control, city services, power, communications and a number of other purposes. The vision of the smart city is to integrate these and augment them to help the city operate smoothly while saving money and energy.

Along with controlling operations for everyday services such as traffic flow, water consumption and waste management, smart city networks will be regulating local power generation and storage, as well as constantly collecting data to improve energy use and how we handle pollution, crime and emergencies.