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ADI designs ADMP801 MEMS microphone for hearing aid apps
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3/28/2013   Post a comment
Analog Devices’ tiny MEMS microphone features low equivalent input noise and power consumption.
LED-on-microwire startup raises $13 million
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3/28/2013   1 comment
Solid-state lighting without a need of phosphors and at lower cost than planar LEDs is the promise from a startup that makes LEDs on a sea of sub-micron pillars
Embedded Vision Summit Sparks Design of Machines That See
Design How-To  
3/26/2013   2 comments
Colocated with DESIGN West in San Jose on April 25, the conference teaches engineers how to enhance apps with machine vision.
London Calling: What's next for Mr. MEMS?
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3/26/2013   Post a comment
Steve Nasiri, founder and former CEO of fabless MEMS company InvenSense, left the company. What's his next move?
3D physical simulation tools provide superior FinFet predictability
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3/25/2013   Post a comment
Fully depleted Silicon on Insulator (SOI) and multi-gate MOSFETs have demonstrated superior electrostatic integrity, tolerance to low channel doping and yet FinFET technologies appear to be the processes du jour for leading semiconductor device and foundry companies…
Panel casts doubt on MEMS for energy harvest
Design How-To  
3/14/2013   4 comments
A panel on energy and MEMS at the MEMS Executive Congress Europe cast doubt on the use of MEMS for energy harvesters but despite this the audience showed themselves to be optimistic about prospects for the technology
Energy-harvesting soccer ball gets a kickstart
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3/14/2013   2 comments
New York-based startup takes the idea of energy harvesting to a more philanthropic level.
Murata mulls wireless sensor networks
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3/14/2013   Post a comment
Murata's Finnish subsidiary is exploring how it could add RF technologies to its MEMS to pursue markets for wireless sensor networks.
MIT cyptographers honored with Turing Award
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3/13/2013   Post a comment
Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali recognized for laying the foundations for modern encryption algorithms with statistics-based "provable security."
Tensilica acquisition to accelerate Cadence core strategy
News & Analysis  
3/13/2013   6 comments
Analysts are giving Cadence a cautious thumbs up as it moves into a future of integrated IP and tools for EDA.
ST returns fire over MEMS patents
Design How-To  
3/12/2013   2 comments
MEMS supplier STMicroelectornics has gone to the International Trade Commission in the U.S. seeking an exclusion order against MEMS from rival InvenSense and some products that include these MEMS.
IBM developing 'electronic blood' for cooling
Design How-To  
3/11/2013   10 comments
Project, inspired by human brain, aims to achieve exascale speeds for realtime analysis of Big Data streaming in from sensor networks of the future.
InvenSense wins pause in ST patent fight
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3/11/2013   Post a comment
A patent fight between leading vendors of MEMS components has been paused while the U.S. Patent Office examines the patents at issue.
Examining Qualcomm and Mediatek's different mindsets
Blog  
3/8/2013   7 comments
Mediatek is shipping the world's smallest RF transceiver, but Qualcomm remains the technology leader by a considerable margin.
Hydrogen fuel touted in cross-country drive
Design How-To  
3/7/2013   5 comments
Professor Cliff Ricketts wants to demonstrate how to drive across the U.S. strictly on clean, hydrogen fuel.
Moore's Law trumped by Wright's Law
News & Analysis  
3/7/2013   49 comments
Moore's Law has competition from other predictions, some of which are more accurate for long-term and others better in short term.
China's hollow cyber-espionage argument
Blog  
3/6/2013   29 comments
China and the U.S. both engage in cyper-espionage on military targets, but so far only China has been accused of also hacking private companies.
MIT unveils roadmap for converting light to hydrogen fuel
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3/5/2013   Post a comment
Presentation at National Academy of Sciences shows how photovoltaic cells can create artificial photosynthesis technologies.
Startup builds 100-Gbps laser in CMOS
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3/4/2013   6 comments
A low-cost tunable laser made in CMOS could transform the architecture of datacenters and the economics of metro and long-haul communications networks, according to its maker, a startup from Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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