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Organics To Extend Moore's Law
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10/7/2015   9 comments
Flexible and transparent electronics was the theme this year here at the SEMICON Europa 2015 (Oct. 6-8, Dresden, Germany), The nearby University of Technology is also committing to the gamble, going "all in" for using organic devices with government funding of $38 million through 2017.
Apple Acquires Perceptio, A Deep Learning, AI Specialist
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10/6/2015   Post a comment
In the quest to create an ever-smarter iPhone, Apple has acquired Perceptio, which could make Siri faster and more effective.
Scalable Transistors in High-Voltage CMOS at ams
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9/28/2015   Post a comment
The Full Service Foundry division of ams AG is expanding its 0.35µm High-Voltage CMOS specialty process platform by adding a set of truly voltage scalable transistors to its advanced “H35” process.
Neuromorphic Chip Market to Rise
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9/24/2015   22 comments
Markets-and-Markets predicts that the neuromorphic chip market will finally take off in 2016, after repeated such predictions every decade since 1980.
Micron Breaks Down Language Barriers
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9/22/2015   Post a comment
GeaCom’s Phrazer device required reliable memory and storage for use in a medical device that had to last a lot longer than the typical smartphone.
3D Printed Parts Help Regenerate Nerves
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9/21/2015   Post a comment
For the first time ever, regrowth of nerve complexes has been demonstrated in rats by creating a custom 3-D scaffold shaped like the missing nerves and "seeding" it with biochemicals that promote both sensory an motor nerve regeneration.
Smartwatches, Activity Trackers Driving Wearables Beyond Healthcare
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9/21/2015   Post a comment
A new survey of large enterprises finds a good deal of interest in wearables, especially smartwatches, that is driving the market to look beyond novel healthcare and fitness uses.
Philips' Home Medicine Connects to Medical Records
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9/15/2015   1 comment
Royal Philips (The Netherlands) will unveil its HealthSuite Digital Platform and the apps it has developed to monitor a patients health and transmit that information to existing healthcare databases.
Is it an ASIC? Is it an FPGA? No, it's eASIC!
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9/14/2015   Post a comment
28nm Nextreme-3 devices offer 2x the performance of 28nm FPGAs & consume up to 80% less power, yet take less than 25% of the time required to develop a traditional 28nm ASIC.
Smart Prosthetics to Learn Mind Reading
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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
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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.
Intel-led Group Touts OIC 1.0 Over Rival IoT Specs
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9/10/2015   1 comment
The Open Interconnect Consortium has made public its long-waited Internet of Things candidate specification 1.0. "The big unresolved problem with IoT is not about ‘things.’ But it’s about the network,” said OIC executive director.
IBM mbed with ARM
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9/4/2015   3 comments
IBM is mbed with ARM over connecting Internet of Things devices, using IBM's IoT for Electronics service for mobile, automotive, medical, Smart TVs, appliances or anything else with electronics to IBM's cloud for device management, running analytics in realtime so archives are not just raw data and guaranteeing security with sophisticated deep risk management.
Flextech Guru Helps U.S. Stretch
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9/3/2015   2 comments
The head of a new initiative to give the U.S. a lead in flexible hybrid electronics talks about the technology, markets and politics of the $165 million effort.
Smart Mouth Guard Monitors Health Markers in Real Time
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9/2/2015   Post a comment
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have built a prototype mouth guard designed to monitor various health markers in saliva and then transmit the data wirelessly to a mobile device.
New Technologies Secure the IoT & IIoT
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9/1/2015   Post a comment
Traditional security techniques are failing; today's devices & systems need a proactive real-time defense that leverages up-to-the minute threat intelligence and is future-proof.
EUV Breaks Through to Angstrom
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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.
Wireless Charging Visits The Hospital
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8/26/2015   Post a comment
Wireless charging is making its way into hospitals with the goal of eliminating power issues in everything from surgical tools to defibrillators.
Sony SmartBand 2 Boasts New Heart Rate Monitor
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8/21/2015   Post a comment
The SmartBand 2, Sony's latest fitness wearable, offers a heart rate monitor plus other popular features, including a sleep tracker and activity tracker.
New Advances in FPGA Security
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
If left unprotected, side-channel attacks can be used to extract secret keys during cryptographic operations like bitstream loading.
Intel RealSense Gets Real
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8/19/2015   4 comments
Intel getting real about its 3-D RealSense technology that mimics the human brain to allow developer to perceive the surrounding world and make sense of what it sees.
Is NextInput Next Winner in Apple Products?
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8/6/2015   Post a comment
NextInput Inc., a startup founded in 2012, could be the latest MEMS sensor company to be catapulted to fame and fortune by design wins with that doyen of consumer electronics, Apple.
RealSense Teardown Highlights IR Light Projector
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8/5/2015   Post a comment
Reverse engineering services company Chipworks Inc. (Ottawa, Canada) has deconstructed an Intel RealSense depth-sensing camera taken out of a Lenovo Yoga15 computer.
Graphene Sensor Detects Nano Molecules
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7/28/2015   Post a comment
Teams from the Swiss University EPFL and the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona used graphene to improve upon infrared absorption spectroscopy for molecule detection.
Apple’s Results Offer More Evidence of Tablet’s Decline
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7/22/2015   4 comments
Consumer electronics giant reports another stellar quarter, but stock price dives in after hours trading.
Toshiba CEO Resigns Over Accounting Scandal
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7/21/2015   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp.'s CEO has resigned in response to a report from an independent investigation committee that has uncovered the worst accounting scandal in Toshiba's 140-year history.
Metrawatt Acquires UK Safety Testing Specialist Seaward Group
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7/8/2015   Post a comment
Seaward will become part of the GMC Instrumentation Division, a group of separate specialist T&M manufacturing businesses based in Germany, Switzerland and the USA and with a global international sales network.
Tablet Shipments on the Wane
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7/6/2015   5 comments
Analysts expect decline for 2015 amid consumer market saturation; hope for improvement lies in emerging markets and the enterprise segment.
Merck Buys Display Quantum Dot Company
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6/30/2015   Post a comment
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has announced it is acquiring Qlight Nanotech Ltd. (Jerusalem, Israel), a developer of nanocrystalline materials for lighting and display applications.
Augmented Reality Helps Blind See the Light
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6/29/2015   Post a comment
Three hundred or so visually challenged people are getting assistance in seeing the world around them, thanks to augmented reality goggles developed at the University of Oxford in England. Smart Specs by Va-ST use 3D mapping and depth sensing to provide object and facial recognition assistance
Leti’s FD-SOI Lesson: Build Ecosystems
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6/26/2015   Post a comment
Annual open-house events hosted by CEA-Leti and IMEC collided this week, exposing the growing rivalry between the two laboratories. As they court the same partners in the electronics industry, at stake are big contracts and government grants.
Researchers Focus on Smart Contacts
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6/25/2015   2 comments
Imec researchers hope to deliver within two years active contact lenses that detect where the user is looking and deliver the correct near or far focus.
GlobalFoundries’ FD-SOI Revolution
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6/23/2015   7 comments
Confirming the imminent announcement of the company’s big FD-SOI plan, GlobalFoundries came to Grenoble to discuss its 22nm FD-SOI process scheduled to be qualified by early 2016.
'Smallest SoC for IoT' Adds Memory
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6/23/2015   9 comments
Freescale's new i.MX 6D SoC is called a Single Chip System Module, (SCM) because it also has a 1-gigaByte Micron low-power double data rate chip stacked on top of three Freescale die for its dual ARM Cortex-A9 cores, power management chip and 16 megaByte of serial peripheral interface NOR flash nonvolatile memory.
IBM Demos III-V FinFETs on Silicon
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6/18/2015   3 comments
IBM has found a way to use confined epitaxial overgrowth (CELO) to build III-V FinFETs on silicon wafers using standard CMOS processing.
Researchers Call For Reform of Safety Standards For Millimeter-Wave Devices
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6/18/2015   Post a comment
NYU researchers say effect of millimeter waves on human health is negligible at levels below current exposure guidelines but call for review of FCC safety rules as bands over 100 Ghz are tapped.
ACE Awards Finalists Recognized for Innovation in Electronics
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6/18/2015   Post a comment
Winners to be announced at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley; ACE Lifetime Achievement to celebrate Linear Technology's Bob Swanson and Bob Dobkin.
Smart Glasses Strap On AR
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6/10/2015   Post a comment
Emerging technologies like AR comes with a series of challenges and opportunities, executives from smart glasses and AR device companies said during a session. Still, as additional use cases develop the possibilities are endless.
Altera's Stratix 10 FPGAs & SoCs -- Breakthroughs in Performance, Integration, Density, and Security
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6/5/2015   Post a comment
New innovations promise 2X performance, 5.5 million logic elements, heterogeneous 3D system-in-package integration, and comprehensive security capabilities.
Video: Panorama Rolls Out MEMS-Based Chemical Sensor
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6/5/2015   Post a comment
Panorama Synergy Ltd. (Perth, Western Australia) has developed a chemical sensor based on the interaction of silicon photonic structures with a microscopic cantilever beam.
Medtronic Hooks Up with Samsung in Diabetes Management Deal
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6/5/2015   Post a comment
Medtronic must be serious about increasing its penetration in the diabetes management market. The company recently unveiled a collaboration with Samsung related to the development of mobile diabetes apps for Samsung technology along with two other pieces of diabetes related news.
Learn EMC, Safety, and RF from Washington Labs
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6/2/2015   Post a comment
Washington Labs, testing house located in Maryland, offers a series of webinars for engineers interested on EMC, RF, and safety compliance.
Asus Unveils ZenWatch 2, ZenPad Tablets At Computex
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6/2/2015   Post a comment
Asus is making a splash at Computex with the release of three tablets, the latest version of its the Zen Watch 2 smartwatch, all-in-one PCs, and a monitor.
Trillion-Sensor Man Forms Ultrasound Startup
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6/1/2015   1 comment
Janusz Bryzek, the visionary and serial entrepreneur who founded the Trillion Sensor Summit initiative, has formed a startup company called eXo System Inc.
Intel to Buy Altera for $16.7B
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6/1/2015   11 comments
This acquisition opens the door to some very interesting possibilities, such as presenting multiple processor cores and FPGA die in the same package.
Industry's Most Sensitive MEMS Mic
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6/1/2015   2 comments
Vesper Technologies Inc. claims to have the world's smallest and highest signal-to-noise-ratio microelectromechanical system (MEMS) microphone available today.
Google Unveils Smart Fabric Program
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5/29/2015   7 comments
In what might be the largest development in smart fabrics, Google announced a project to scale manufacturing of fabrics that use broad gestures to control mobile devices, lights, and more.
CES Asia: ‘Zero Distance’ to Supply Chains
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5/27/2015   Post a comment
Conspicuously missing from CES Asia are big name consumer electronics brands -- even local companies like Xiaomi and Lenovo. The show, however, signals the region’s close proximity among product design, manufacturing and supply chains.
Implanted Biosensor Can Be Wirelessly Charged
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5/27/2015   Post a comment
A laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne has developed an implantable biosensor that can report measurements wirelessly and powered by a battery worn on the skin.
Xiaomi's Spending Spree: Its Logic and Method
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5/26/2015   2 comments
Xiaomi is on a spending spree lately in hopes of expanding its portfolio beyond smartphones. But textbook business-school investment strategies probably won’t cut it. After all, Xiaomi is no Google –- at least not yet. So what to do?
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