ST backs microdisplay firm Design How-To 8/30/2012 Post a comment STMicroelectronics has formed a strategic agreement with MicroOLED the development and commercialization of OLED displays and taken a minority stake in the company through an investment of about $7.5 million.
Taiwan rolls smart lighting specs Blog 8/14/2012 Post a comment In an attempt to create a highly integrated supply chain and improve its ability to compete in the LED arena, Taiwan has placed five intelligent lighting system standards on the table.
Wafer-scale CMOS X-ray imaging for medical apps Design How-To 8/10/2012 Post a comment There is a growing interest in the use of solid-state based X-ray medical imaging and detection systems in the replacement of conventional diagnostic imaging techniques. One of these technologies is wafer-scale CMOS sensor-based imaging, which can bring advantages in terms of performance such as high resolution, high dynamic range and low noise capabilities.
Startup works with NASA to develop low mass lighting News & Analysis 8/8/2012 Post a comment Arizona's NthDegree Technologies has signed an agreement with NASA for the development of a "low mass, low power" light source based on its development of inorganic printed and flexible semiconductors for lighting, photovoltaics and energy storage.
3-D technology to improve cancer treatment News & Analysis 8/7/2012 7 comments As part of a a three-year project, researchers at the University of Lincoln in Great Britain said they will develop 3-D imaging technology for cancer patients receiving proton therapy.
ST buys picoprojector display tech from bTendo News & Analysis 8/6/2012 4 comments Following a two-year joint development of smartphone projection display with Israeli startup bTendo, STMicroelectronics NV has acquired the intellectual property and has hired most of the staff of the company.
Sharp to slash 5,000 jobs News & Analysis 8/2/2012 10 comments Japan's Sharp Corp. reported a significantly wider fiscal first quarter loss and unveiled its intention to cut 5,000 jobs by the end of March 2013. This will be the company's first personal downsizing since 1950.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.