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posted in November 2012

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George Heilmeier: LCD inventor did so much more
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11/30/2012   Post a comment
George Heilmeier began his career at RCA’s Sarnoff Research Center where he discovered that an applied voltage could change the color of dye-doped liquid crystals in the 1960s.
Nintendo Wii U GamePad boasts world's finest motion control
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11/30/2012   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics and PNI Sensor teamed on an ultra-fine resolution e-compass for Nintendo's new Wii-U GamePad controller.
MEMS microphones go HD
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11/28/2012   Post a comment
Akustica is offering a line of high-definition MEMS mics for consumer electronic devices.
Bosch shrinks MEMS altimeters
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11/15/2012   Post a comment
Bosch Sensortec has transferred its portfolio of high-precision automotive MEMS expertise to craft mass-market versions for consumer devices.
Unified MEMS sensor interface sought
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11/13/2012   2 comments
The MIPI Alliance, a standards group, is exploring ways to develop a MEMS interface spec that can be used across the board.
Freescale MEMS senses tilt for smart meter tamper prevention
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11/8/2012   Post a comment
Three-axis accelerometer said to sense tilt like vintage pinball machines.
MEMS growth outpacing competitors
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11/8/2012   2 comments
The MEMS market has been growing rapidly for years, but it's only just the beginning, according to analysts.
EE Times 40th: Ten visionaries to watch
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11/7/2012   74 comments
Predicting the future is always fraught with peril, but the visionaries featured here are boldly going where no one has gone before.
Moore's Law goes biotech
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11/6/2012   1 comment
Gordon Moore predicted the continued downsize scaling of semiconductors, the accuracy of which, has enshrined it as Moore's Law, which is currently being expanded to include biotechnology.
EE Times 40th Anniversary: From 3-D chips to cognitive computing
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11/5/2012   2 comments
Three-dimensional chips are one of those perennially "almost there" technologies, but are bound to become commonplace by 2023.


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