Military Targets Wearables, Bioelectrics News & Analysis 11/20/2015 1 comment Members of the Armed Forces may be the toughest consumers of all, especially when it comes to wearables. The demand for precision technology that isn’t clunky and has a long battery life far exceeds that of the traditional wearable market, and has defined DARPA investment in wearables.
A Therapy Session for Insecure IoT News & Analysis 11/13/2015 2 comments Call the doctor, burgeoning Internet of Things devices are having a crisis! During a panel discussion at ARM TechCon, industry experts discussed the challenges of securing millions of devices.
Gas Sensors Penetrate Smartphones News & Analysis 11/5/2015 3 comments Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd. claims to have a 1-by-1 millimeter die that can sense any pollution gas, in a package small enough to fit inside any smartphone.
NASA Deep-Space mission challenges: Antennas to MIPS News & Analysis 11/4/2015 1 comment The New Horizons spacecraft and its voyage to Pluto is an excellent example of the challenges to electronic systems on a long journey in space. Here we look at the system designs and functionality as well as some of the difficulties an engineer would face in designing such systems.
Dell Packs Analytics in IoT Gateway News & Analysis 10/23/2015 1 comment At Dell World, the PC giant took a bigger step into the Internet of Things announcing a new IoT gateway with embedded analytics, initially for industrial automation and transit and a new custom IoT engineering team.
Fraunhofer Downsizes Lab Equipment News & Analysis 10/16/2015 Post a comment Fraunhofer Gesellschaft has 67 institutes across Germany each specializing in a different kind of applied technology with the Electronic Nano Systems (ENAS) Chemnitz Campus specializing in micro- and nano-miniaturizing devices.
Intel's Curie Powers Arduino News & Analysis 10/16/2015 2 comments Intel’s mini Internet of Things module, Curie, will power two forthcoming Arduino development boards. Arduino 101 and Genuino 101 are designed for entry-level makers and education environments.
5nm Test Lights Litho Path News & Analysis 10/7/2015 5 comments Test chips made in a 5nm process showed the value of pushing today’s 193-immersion and tomorrow’s extreme ultraviolet lithography systems to their limits, said researchers at Imec and Cadence.
AMD Cuts 5% of Global Employees News & Analysis 10/1/2015 3 comments Advanced Micro Devices has joined the list of large semiconductor companies handing out pink slips. A recently adopted restructuring plan to help improve poor fiscal results calls for a 5% reduction in the company’s global workforce.
GE Connects Industrial IoT News & Analysis 9/30/2015 Post a comment Connecting manufacturing and industry to the Internet is the next great frontier for OEM and manufacturer General Electric. The company showcased analytics platforms alongside hardware at an industrial Internet event.
LTE-U, Wi-Fi Play Nice in Test News & Analysis 9/28/2015 4 comments Qualcomm wants to convince non-believers that LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) will be a good neighbor to Wi-Fi for next generation communications. Following debate about the realities of sharing spectrum, the chip giant discussed coexistence tests conducted at its San Diego lab.
Smart Prosthetics to Learn Mind Reading News & Analysis 9/11/2015 3 comments Smart prosthetics, where the prostetic learns to read the human brain's signals instead of the human learning the prosthetic's signals, is the focus of a project sponsored by the directors of the European Union's Human Brain Project, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Smart Inks Monitor Glucose News & Analysis 9/10/2015 Post a comment Researchers at the University of California San Diego are working toward the holy grail of sensor technology – non-invasive glucose testing. A team at the school’s Jacobs School of Engineering developed high-tech bio-inks that react with several chemicals, including glucose, to create temporary sensors.
DARPA Enlists Civilians to Secure U.S. Tech Lead News & Analysis 9/10/2015 4 comments The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hosts a three-day conference called "Wait What?" (St. Louis, Mo.) for researchers in industry, academia and government to share ideas that will keep the U.S. ahead of the rest of the world in technology.
Nokia Shows Next-Gen Network News & Analysis 9/9/2015 Post a comment Nokia Networks announced a programmable 5G architecture for next-generation networks. Its 5G system will automatically adapt to legacy network’s separate parts to achieve lower latency and higher reliability.
Post-Silicon Tech Compared News & Analysis 9/9/2015 4 comments The Semiconductor Research Corporation is creating a joint benchmarking effort with Georgia Tech to guide post-silicon era electronics development at IBM, Intel, Freescale and Texas Instruments.
Green Gaming is Possible News & Analysis 9/8/2015 17 comments Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has described how to save up to $18 billion annually by convincing gamers to make more energy efficient choices in their hardware without sacrificing high performance.
SiC/GaN Poised for Power News & Analysis 9/1/2015 6 comments Power transistors consume less space while supplying more power when using silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) substrates over ordinary silicon wafers.
Cellular, Wi-Fi Spar Over Spectrum News & Analysis 8/28/2015 6 comments Debate around spectrum sharing for next generation communications systems continues, following a recommendation by the industry group Wi-Fi Alliance to withhold certification of LTE-Unlicensed equipment. Licensed and unlicensed spectrum management is a critical concern ahead of an expected boom in data needs and connected devices by 2020.
EUV Breaks Through to Angstrom News & Analysis 8/27/2015 10 comments A new type of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) microscope designed at the University of Colorado can take optical images with angstrom resolution.
Albany Research Hub Drives Collaboration News & Analysis 8/24/2015 Post a comment The College of Nanoscience and Engineering has grown from a physics department at the State University of New York’s Albany Polytechnic campus to the hub of research and development for New York state.
Natcore Takes Silver Out of Photovoltaics News & Analysis 8/18/2015 Post a comment Research company Natcore Technology claims its scientists have produced a low-cost all-back-contact silicon heterojunction photovoltaic structure in which silver has been completely eliminated, being replaced by aluminium.
Metamaterials Single-Out One Voice News & Analysis 8/17/2015 2 comments Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) has invented a metamaterial-based voice-locator system that can pick out an individual's voice even from a crowded, noisy room.
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