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Freescale pushes wireless recharge
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5/31/2012   15 comments
Freescale Semiconductor's reference designs for recharging tablets and smartphones allow automobiles, airports, coffee shops and other public areas to supply almost invisible recharging stations built into tables, kiosks or nearly any horizontal surface.
Industrial apps go multi-platform
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5/30/2012   3 comments
Motorola Solutions has crafted a universal app platform for its developers, enabling a single HTML5 app to be deployed on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, Windows CE and Blackberry mobile devices.
High-G MEMS help detect concussions
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5/24/2012   8 comments
Analog Devices has crafted a MEMS sensor that is says can help detect concussion symptoms when they happen, giving doctors time to administer preventative therapies.
Inertial measurement unit integrates accelerometer, gyro
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5/24/2012   10 comments
Bosch Sensortec said it has integrated an inertial measurement unit with a three-axis accelerometer and a three-axis gyroscope into the smallest package yet available for consumer-grade applications such as mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras.
SRC clears path to 14-nm with directed self-assembly litho
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5/24/2012   13 comments
Researchers at Stanford University claim to have perfected a novel self-assembly lithography technique for creating the irregular patterns necessary to build semiconductors with 14-nm linewidths.
IndyCar safety harnesses MEMS
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5/23/2012   9 comments
IndyCar designers are improving safety using MEMS sensors fitted in a driver's ear piece to record crash data. The resulting analytics could help reduce injuries like concussions for astronauts as well as race drivers.
Living virus generates electricity
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5/18/2012   6 comments
Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs have discovered a way to genetically engineer a living virus to be piezoelectric, enabling self-assembling arrays of them to produce enough electricity to power small electronic devices.
IMEC to detail memristor progress at VLSI Symposia
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5/14/2012   17 comments
The Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC) will report next month on progress to make its memristor variation, called resistive-RAMs (RRAM), the dominate memory technology in four papers at the VLSI Symposia in Honolulu.
MEMS project aims to prevent elderly from falling
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5/10/2012   7 comments
Texas Instruments and Texas Tech are collaborating on preventative medicine using MEMS sensors and smart analytics to prevent elderly from falling by predicting instability and sending an alert.
Robotic probes plumb brain's circuitry
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5/6/2012   18 comments
Robotic probing system invented by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is creating a parts list and wiring diagram of the brain.
CEA stokes engines of innovation with free booth at CES 2013
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5/2/2012   2 comments
The Consumer Electronics Association will sponsor a contest where a startup can with a free exhibit space at next year's Consumer Electronics Show.


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