Tessera Buys Smart Sensors for Iris Recognition News & Analysis 2/26/2015 Post a comment FotoNation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of chip packaging company Tessera Technologies Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has acquired Smart Sensors Ltd. (Bath, England), a developer of iris recognition biometric technology.
Silicon Seeks to Outsmart Brain News & Analysis 2/24/2015 Post a comment Researchers are engaging many challenges that stand in the way of silicon implants with interfaces that can listen and respond to the brain for a wide variety of uses.
Quantum Transistor Harnesses New Effect News & Analysis 2/19/2015 2 comments Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered a new phenomenon--the quantum spin Hall effect--and have used it to create the world's first spintronic topological field effect transistor (TFET), in simulation at the Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) at Texas A&M University.
Nanotubes May Self-Organize into Synthetic Life News & Analysis 2/13/2015 5 comments Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, home of the sentient HAL 9000 computer, are now trying to create living things with nanotubes that self-assemble into organisms that reverse entropy.
1st MEMS Spectrometer Debuts News & Analysis 2/10/2015 7 comments Si-Ware (Cairo, Egypt) has created the world's first microelectromechanical system (MEMS) spectrometer chip, which it sells in a handheld module under the Neospectra brand name.
Quantum Entanglement Now On-a-Chip News & Analysis 1/28/2015 6 comments Uncrackable encryption and quantum computers enabled by tiny 20 micron source of entangled photons according to Italian scientist at di Università degli Studi di Pavia.
Intel, Microsoft, Autodesk Creating Life News & Analysis 1/23/2015 28 comments Microbial Robotics has created microscopic robots from living viruses (ViruBots) and bacteria (BactoBots) that can clean toxins from water, hunt down and kill (only) cancer cells or perform nearly any other humanitarian environmental or therapeutic task.
ARM Takes Critical Step for Functional Safety News & Analysis 1/22/2015 3 comments In a crucial step to help IC vendors design SoCs compliant to functional safety standards such as ISO26262 in the automotive industry, ARM released a comprehensive safety document package for its Cortex-R5 processor.
CMOSIS Considering IPO News & Analysis 1/20/2015 Post a comment CMOSIS, a developer of advanced CMOS image sensors for applications in machine vision, digital cinema, aerospace, scientific and medical applications, is considering an initial public offering (IPO) of shares according to local newspaper De Tijd.
CES: IoT Modules Quicken Innovation News & Analysis 1/6/2015 5 comments Weaved is a company that brings the little guys into their fold, with customized modules, colors, form factors, and free software to marry it all to their cloud.
Sony Chooses PNI Hub for SmartWatch News & Analysis 1/5/2015 5 comments PNI Sensor reveals its first customer is Sony for its SmartWatch 3 for its SENtral sensor hub, plus releases what it calls the world's first wearable development kit for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
2015: Year of the Air-Quality Sensor News & Analysis 1/1/2015 11 comments Gas sensors, especially those that can sense air quality, will skyrocket in popularity starting in 2015, being led by inclusion in Chinese smartphones, according to IHS.
BASF Develops Simple 3D Sensor News & Analysis 12/31/2014 8 comments Chemicals giant BASF SE has developed a single-lens passive optical sensor that can measure distance to an object and thereby 3D position detection and 3D imaging.
Analysts Predict CES Hotspots News & Analysis 12/29/2014 10 comments A few technologies and themes arise from each International CES, the massive annual consumer electronics show held in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9. The upcoming event will likely feature improved-upon devices from 2014, with a more fleshed-out hardware ecosystem.
True 3D Chips Harness Nanotubes News & Analysis 12/19/2014 14 comments Stanford University has learned how to stack any number of layers atop a standard CMOS chip by using low-temperature RRAM for memory and carbon nanotube transistors for logic.
Tiny Spectrometer Targets IoT News & Analysis 12/12/2014 35 comments NanoLambda has developed an ultra-compact, low-cost spectrometer-on-a-chip to measure concentration and density based on wavelength. The chip is accurate to 1 nm with 10nm resolution for consumer and medical uses.
AMS Acquires Sensor Company News & Analysis 12/8/2014 3 comments Analog chipmaker ams now will acquire acam-messelectronic, a vendor of highly accurate time-based measurement technology and related sensor solutions.
WiFi Is King at Kaiser News & Analysis 12/5/2014 11 comments Medical device makers should embrace WiFi but generally stay off Bluetooth, said a wireless specialist from healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente.
FDA Tackles Security, Software News & Analysis 12/4/2014 3 comments The FDA is working on guidelines for security in medtech devices, as well as ways to harmonize with international agencies on how it regulates software that acts as a medical device.
Hot Technologies: Looking Ahead to 2015 News & Analysis 12/3/2014 3 comments EDN and EE Times explore some of the hot technologies in 2014 that will shape technology trends for next year and beyond as engineers bring even more innovative ideas to reality.
Startup Tackles Color Blindness News & Analysis 12/3/2014 1 comment Eyeteq, an image fusion technology, can now be added to set-top boxes to improve 3D TV image viewing for people with color blindness.