LONDON LONDON ChipSensors Ltd. (Limerick, Ireland), a startup with a technology that allows the surface of an integrated circuit to be used to sense temperature, humidity, certain gases, and even pathogens, is developing MOS (metal-oxide-semiconductor) gas sensors based on its technology.
The goal is to develop highly-integrated miniature size gas sensors that consume millijoules of energy, the company said.
A carbon-dioxide gas sensor is being demonstrated to selected potential customers. Chipsensors plans to sample digital carbon-dioxide gas sensors after package testing and finalization. The company said it is seeking partners to accelerate development and field trials.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.