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Energy efficiency may require 'cool factor'
News & Analysis  
6/28/2011   27 comments
The Smart Energy Panel at the Freescale Technology Forum addressed the issue of smarter energy efficiency by asking its panelists to expound on the question: What is the biggest hurdle to action?
NIST materials scientist awarded Kyoto Prize
News & Analysis  
6/24/2011   2 comments
The Kyoto Prize winners this year include material scientists pioneer John Cahn, now an emeritus Fellow at the U.S. National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST). Cahn's numerous contributions to the science of metallurgical alloys--including the co-authorship of the seminal paper explaining quasicrystals--are widely used in semiconductors, renewable energy, robotics, medicine and transportation.
Voice recognition in Sync with simplicity
News & Analysis  
6/22/2011   4 comments
Ford Motor Co. claims to have tamed voice recognition with the latest version of its Sync technol­ogy by upping the number of com­mands a hundredfold while simplifying their grammar.
Smart automotive controller cuts chip-count
News & Analysis  
6/22/2011   8 comments
Freescale Semiconductor rolled out a new line of smart microcontrollers with integrated high-voltage capabilities for smarter motor-powered capabilities inside the cabin of automobiles
Freescale rolls MEMS pressure sensor
News & Analysis  
6/22/2011   4 comments
Freescale announced a low-cost Xtrinsic pressure sensor for consumer devices at the Freescale Technology Forum.
Nanotubes not toxic, researchers say
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6/20/2011   9 comments
Nanotubes may not be toxic, after all, according to a study that blames contaminants mixed in during their manufacture for their adverse health effects.
GPS system with IMUs tracks first responders
News & Analysis  
6/15/2011   5 comments
TRX Systems unveiled a plan using Analog Devices' inertial measurement units to enable people or things to be tracked with pinpoint accuracy regardless of whether they are outside, inside or in the presence of electronic jamming.
Analog realism, animation for every dashboard
News & Analysis  
6/14/2011   4 comments
Freescale Semiconductor's claim of the world's first single-chip microcontroller capable of rendering analog automotive gauges, complete with 3-D shadows, is music to the ears of automotive enthusiasts who lament the bygone days of analog dashboards.
FEI claims ion beam breakthrough for MEMS, 3-D ICs
News & Analysis  
6/13/2011   2 comments
Tool vendor FEI claims to have reinvented the focused ion beam to dissect MEMS and 3-D stacked chips much faster than is currently possible.
Freescale, BMW team on 360-degree view
News & Analysis  
6/13/2011   23 comments
Freescale and BMW have cooperated on the definition of a new generation of Qorivva microcontrollers with on-chip hardware video compression to reduce the cost of 360-degree surround views for parking assistance systems.
Touchscreens being integrated inside LCDs
News & Analysis  
6/10/2011   10 comments
Touchscreen controller makers are working to solve noise problems so that touchscreens can become standard-equipment on LCDs.
Touch mania swipes across markets
Special Report  
6/7/2011   20 comments
OEMs are piling on the touchscreen bandwagon, creating an instant ecosystem that could vanish just as fast if LCD makers build the screens into displays.
Epson IMU melds precision, low-cost
News & Analysis  
6/6/2011   2 comments
Epson's new inertial measurement unit combines a MEMS gyroscope with a MEMS accelerometer to create the world's smallest high-precision IMU.
Nanoscale waveguide boosts silicon photonics
News & Analysis  
6/2/2011   4 comments
Berkeley Lab has invented a new quasiparticle called the "hybrid plasmon polariton" which it claims solves the problem of optical losses in silicon waveguides.


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