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CEA-Leti: What Crickets Can Teach Us
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10/19/2016   Post a comment
Bio-inspired research is picking up momentum. But where CEA-Leti’s approach differs from others, more focused on neuromorphic engineering by mimicking the brain, is that “we take a full system approach,” according to Leti’s science director.
Large Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Reaches 500dpi
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10/18/2016   Post a comment
FlexEnable together with ISORG have jointly launched a flexible fingerprint sensor with an image resolution of 500 dots per inch (dpi). Only 0.3mm thick, the flexible optical sensor is suitable for applications requiring standard-compliant fingerprint enrolment and/or identification.
IoT Startup Taps Blockchain
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10/13/2016   1 comment
Startup Filament has developed an end node for the industrial Internet of Things than extends the LoRa network and uses blockchain as part of its security.
Touch Standard Rides I3C Link
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9/14/2016   Post a comment
The MIPI Alliance is working on a standard touchscreen interface that will ride its emerging I3C upgrade to the widely used I2C link.
Why Dual Cameras Are Better?
9/5/2016   5 comments
By using dual cameras, smartphone manufacturers are able to support extremely advanced imaging features while keeping the solution slim (below 5mm height), lightweight and robust.
Flex Tech Debuts in Silicon Valley
9/1/2016   Post a comment
The NextFlex research consortium demonstrated the potential of flexible hybrid electronics at its new shared manufacturing research center in San Jose this week.
Rivals Chasing Velodyne in Lidar Race
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8/18/2016   6 comments
Velodyne unveiled a combined $150 million investment from co-investors Ford Motor Company and China’s Baidu. A growing number of startups are now chasing Velodyne, the most experienced and best funded lidar tech company.
ST Buys NFC, RFID Assets from AMS
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7/29/2016   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV has acquired NFC, RFID reader business from AMS AG for a sum of $77.8 million plus an additional sum based on how the business performs in future.
ADI to Acquire Linear Tech for $14.8 Billion
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7/26/2016   15 comments
Latest semiconductor industry blockbuster deal would combine analog chip heavyweights.
Smart, Connected Sensors Support Industrial IoT Development
7/26/2016   Post a comment
Smart sensors using the IO-Link protocol will help boost industrial IoT development.
Sensors, Peripherals to Dominate Wireless by 2021
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7/21/2016   Post a comment
Wireless sensor nodes and connected peripherals will outnumber hub devices such as smartphones and PCs in 2016 and increase their holding through 2021, according to ABI Research.
Samsung’s Galaxy S7 -- A Tale of Two Image Sensors
7/19/2016   2 comments
TechInsights discusses which wafer bonding technology hints at a possible future for stacked dies.
DARPA Invests $7.5 Million for Implantable Biosensor Tech
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7/15/2016   Post a comment
The grant will aid Profusa in further development of its implantable biosensors for continuous monitoring of multiple body chemistries.
Tesla's Fatal Crash: 6 Unanswered Questions
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7/7/2016   44 comments
Tesla’s fatal crash has many automotive industry experts wondering what exactly happened. EE Times makes an attempt to dissect which technologies were at play inside Model S Autopilot, and what limitations each technology was manifested in the crash.
CMOS Image Sensor Market Strengthens on Added Functions
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6/27/2016   3 comments
Functionality beyond simply taking "snaps" is pushing change in the CMOS image sensor market and has caused market researcher Yole Developpement to increase its market size forecast for the years to come.
19 Views of Sensors Expo
6/24/2016   1 comment
A walk around the Sensor Expo show floor revealed a widely diverse market of companies, technologies and markets seeking more integrated, lower cost components.
Microfluidics-Based Pressure Sensor Takes Loads, Bends
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6/23/2016   Post a comment
Researchers have devised a thin and flexible pressure sensor that not only measures compressive loads from a very wide range (2 kPa to 400 kPa) but can distinguish bending or stretching loads.
Security Practices for Smart Homes
6/22/2016   Post a comment
By leveraging proven security mechanisms and protocols, engineers can significantly enhance the security of connected devices in the home.
Zero Power Listen-Mode Sensor Debuts
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6/22/2016   3 comments
An acoustic “event-detection” device like Vesper’s new piezoelectric MEMS microphone uses sound energy to wake a system from full power-down mode, thus enabling battery life of a system embedded with the sensor to span not months but years.
Printed Sensors to Steal Spotlight at Sensors Expo
6/17/2016   Post a comment
Low-cost printed/flexible/stretchable sensors are the real stars of next week's Sensor Expo.
Consumers Not Excited About Connected Appliances
6/15/2016   3 comments
Consumers like the idea of connected devices, but many are reluctant to embrace the reality due to security concerns.
Zigbee Mesh Gets Early Praise
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6/15/2016   Post a comment
The JupiterMesh wireless network specification from the Zigbee Alliance is getting early praise from analysts as an alternative to Wi-Sun for smart meters and cities.
Chip Makers Grapple with Self-Driving Cars
6/15/2016   Post a comment
Self-driving cars and device-level security pose challenges for chip makers that will be discussed at the annual Semicon West event in July.
Cellular IoT Raises Hopes, Concerns
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6/9/2016   2 comments
Emerging cellular LTE and other low power wide area networks are creating a fragmented web of options to connect the Internet of Things.
Ericsson Reports Love/Hate Relationship With Wearables
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6/8/2016   Post a comment
A new report from Ericsson shows a love ‘em and leave ‘em relationship with wearables: consumers are increasingly connected to their wearable devices, but still feel underwhelmed by what the device delivers.
Biometric Sensor Startup Raises $5M
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6/7/2016   Post a comment
Sensifree Ltd. (Cupertino, Calif.) a developer of an RF-based low power biomedical sensor, has completed a $5 million round of Series A financing.
7 Ways to Skin French Tech
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5/31/2016   2 comments
France now bills itself as a “startup nation” and is backing its tech industry via a confluence of government money and private sector investment.
17 Views from Imec Tech Forum
5/27/2016   5 comments
The annual Imec Technology Forum provided insights on the silicon road map including the outlook for EUV and FinFETs as well as an update on the Internet of Things.
Microsoft Shines Light on HoloLens
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5/25/2016   2 comments
The head of Microsoft’s HoloLens team gave his first public talk on the hardware inside the novel augmented reality headset and the accelerator chip that drives it.
MEMS Broadens Its Horizons
5/17/2016   Post a comment
The continued steady growth in the MEMS market overall masks wide variation across the industry’s changing sectors, according to speakers presenting at SEMICON West in July.
18 Views of an IoT World
5/13/2016   4 comments
Established and emerging companies showed their latest ideas for the emerging Internet of Things at IoT World.
Strong Growth Seen For CMOS Image Sensor Market
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5/6/2016   Post a comment
IC Insights projects that market will grow at 9% CAGR through 2020 as automotive, security and medical applications adopt the technology.
IoT's Assumptions Trouble Me
5/5/2016   22 comments
Our Silicon Valley bureau chief admits he doesn't want an Apple Watch or Fitbit and has the audacity to suggest that's not his problem, but the industry's.
AMS Wins $77 Million from Intersil
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5/5/2016   Post a comment
A Texas Judge has ordered power management and analog iC company Intersil Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.) to pay Austria's AMS $77 million in damages, including $10 million in exemplary damages.
Radio Show Taps into Sensor Nets
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4/29/2016   4 comments
Two experts share real-world experiences designing and securing wireless sensor networks for the Internet of Things in an EE Times Radio show.
Infineon Sensor to Look for 'Dark Matter’
4/27/2016   Post a comment
Silicon sensor chips made by Infineon are to be deployed at CERN, the world's largest particle physics research center, in the hope of proving the existence of dark matter.
IoT Sparks Clash of Carriers
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4/25/2016   2 comments
The Internet of Things is pitting cellular carriers against each other and new classes of low power wide area network providers.
Wearables Pose New Security Risks
4/25/2016   Post a comment
Design flaws can create security vulnerabilities in wearable devices, according to a new report from the IEEE based on a fictional WearFit device.
DARPA Awards GPS-Beating Sensor Development Contract to HRL
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4/22/2016   1 comment
U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awards HRL Laboratories $4.3 million contract to develop vibration- and shock-tolerant inertial sensor technology.
Graphene-Based Sensor Detects Gases in the Home
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4/19/2016   Post a comment
Scientists have developed a graphene-based sensor and switch that can detect harmful air pollution in the home with low power consumption.
Movidius Weds Thermal Imager & Computer Vision
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4/18/2016   Post a comment
Flir and Movidius have worked together to add Movidius’ advanced computer vision capabilities to FLIR’s newest thermal imaging camera core called Boson. “Nothing like this exists today,” boasted Movidius CEO.
Printed Pressure & Temp Sensors Added to Tires
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4/5/2016   1 comment
Silent Sensors has moved to CPI’s National Printable Electronics Centre in the UK to scale up the London-based company's patented tire sensor technology, which has been developed to measure tire pressure and temperature.
Microchip Rolls Remote Temp Sensor ICs
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3/28/2016   1 comment
New line of low-temperature monitoring ICs said to provide accurate measurement at low cost.
InVisage To Share Image Sensor Technology
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3/18/2016   Post a comment
InVisage Technologies Inc. (Menlo Park, Calif.) is prepared to provide its quantum-dot based image sensor technology to other image sensor vendors, according to Jess Lee, the company's CEO.
SiTime Refines MEMS-based kHz Oscillator
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3/16/2016   Post a comment
SiTime Corp. has introduced a range of 32kHz temperature-compensated oscillators for smart watches, activity trackers, tablets, mobile phones and smart meters.
Startup InVisage's CEO: Why Image Sensor Revolution Is Upon Us
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3/14/2016   11 comments
EE Times Europe interviewed InVisage CEO Jess Lee and asked him to explain why he feels his startup company is on the verge of great things in the image sensor market, and potentially elsewhere.
Cambridge CMOS Preps NOx Sensors
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3/11/2016   Post a comment
Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd. is going to the great outdoors in 2016 with the offer of at least a couple of sensors for measuring outdoor air quality.
ZTE Ruling Rattles Optical Component Suppliers
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3/11/2016   1 comment
A ban on exports by U.S. suppliers to China's ZTE is expected to hit small and mid-sized optical transceiver suppliers hardest, analysts say.
IoT Library: Intelligent Hall-Effect Sensors Open New Application Doors
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3/10/2016   Post a comment
In the age of ultra-low power, the sub-microamp, intelligent, Hall-Effect sensor may be the smartest sensor around.
Up to Their ARMs in Concrete
3/9/2016   Post a comment
ARM technology is "set" to be deployed in a concrete sensing application.
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