We Drive Less: True or False?
News & Analysis 12/12/2013 15 comments
The driving boom is over in the United States. True or false? For anyone who grew up thinking the United States is the epicenter of the world’s car culture, it's a hard possibility to swallow.
Chip Execs Lower Expectations
News & Analysis 12/11/2013 7 comments
Semi industry leaders see less momentum today for a sustained industry recovery in 2014 than a year ago, according to an industry survey. This muted confidence is primarily a result of revenue growth.
Pebble CEO Turns Back Clock
News & Analysis 12/6/2013 6 comments
The chief executive of Pebble Technology told the story of the launch of the Pebble Watch effort at an event sponsored by Broadcom.
IBM Wins Gordon Bell Prize
News & Analysis 11/25/2013 5 comments
World's most complex simulation of cloud cavitation collapse was awarded the prestigious Gordon Bell prize at Supercomputer 2013 (SC13, Nov. 17-22, Denver).
Omron: Never Underestimate Blood Pressure
News & Analysis 11/21/2013 9 comments
To win the next-generation smart healthcare battle, Omron executive says it's important to know the types of data your technology must "sense, track, accumulate, and send" to doctors who are treating patients' lifestyle illnesses.
Qualcomm's Tricorder X-Prize: Mobile Redefining Medicine
News & Analysis 11/13/2013 14 comments
Wearable sensors and smart patches are allowing patients to monitor their own vital signs and even diagnose disease with their smartphones, according to Donald Jones, Vice President of Global Strategy & Market Development at Qualcomm Life Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) who predicted the eventual end of bulky, traditional medical instruments.
Brain Implants Near Milestone
News & Analysis 10/16/2013 28 comments
NeuroPace is close to approval for the first brain implant that listens to, then acts, on brain activity -- a milestone in the rising field of neural electronics.
MEMS Enables Personal Crash Detector
News & Analysis 10/15/2013 6 comments
Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) are enabling whole new categories of wearable electronics, here an emergency-locator beacon that measures the concussive force of an impact to a sports helmet and notifies emergency personnel in the case of unconsciousness.
MEMS-Enabled Electronic Nose Is Nothing to Sneeze At
News & Analysis 10/8/2013 9 comments
The world's first MEMS vacuum pump is enabling laboratory-bound mass spectrometers to be downsized to handheld size for homeland security, environmental monitoring, and even smartphone detectors of everything from disease to air quality.
Agilent Splits HP DNA Again
News & Analysis 9/19/2013 29 comments
With a bold three-year plan, Agilent will split into a separate $3.9 billion life science and $2.9 billion traditional T&M company.
Plastic Memory Firm Plans Pilot Line
News & Analysis 9/17/2013 5 comments
Thin Film, a developer of organic ferroelectric nonvolatile memory technology, has ordered equipment for a pilot production line in Linkoping, Sweden, and announced a plan to raise about US$23 million via the sale of shares.