Organics To Extend Moore's Law
News & Analysis 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.
Neuromorphic Chip Market to Rise
News & Analysis 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.
3D Printed Parts Help Regenerate Nerves
News & Analysis 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.
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.
Intel-led Group Touts OIC 1.0 Over Rival IoT Specs
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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.
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.
Intel RealSense Gets Real
News & Analysis 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.
Tablet Shipments on the Wane
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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.
GlobalFoundries’ FD-SOI Revolution
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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.
Smart Glasses Strap On AR
News & Analysis 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.
Medtronic Hooks Up with Samsung in Diabetes Management Deal
News & Analysis 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.
Intel to Buy Altera for $16.7B
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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.
Xiaomi's Spending Spree: Its Logic and Method
News & Analysis 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?