Yes, fundamentally and inextricably.
One of the weaknesses of the International Phonetic Alphabet is that it has entirely separate and unrelated ways of describing the articulation of consonants and vowels. This is because, for some kinds of consonants, places of articulation are quantized—you can have a bilabial stop, or a labiodental stop, but there's no way to make a half-and-half stop—and for vowels they're continuous.
But when you're talking about vowels versus semivowels, this categorization system starts to break down. There's nothing fundamentally different about the articulation of
[i] that makes one of them "palatal" and the other "high front"—it's exactly the same articulation, just described in two different systems.