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posted in January 2012

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Automating the MEMS design processes
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1/30/2012   3 comments
With the MEMS market growing at an annual compound growth rate of 50 percent, electronic design automation tools from Coventor are adding scripting to speed up the design process.
Freescale, Inside Secure team on smart-meter reference design
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1/24/2012   1 comment
Freescale Semiconductor partnered with Inside Secure on a smart-meter reference design that cures security ills with near field communication technology that has been proven in the banking industry.
Slideshow: MEMS conquering sports
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1/21/2012   6 comments
MEMS are revolutionizing sports, health and fitness by making possible scores of new products that help athletes analyze and improve performance.
NTT claims video driving Internet
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1/11/2012   Post a comment
NTT America predicts broadband consolidation--mergers and acquisitions--along with video services, driving 100 Gigabit Ethernet adoption in 2012.
NXP validates MEMS timing market
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1/9/2012   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors legitimized the silicon oscillator market by demonstrating a resonator it claims is higher-frequency, lower noise and more stable than conventional MEMS resonators.
Invensense tips single-chip inertial navigation unit
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1/9/2012   1 comment
Invensense claims to have created the world's first single-chip inertial navigation unit on a single 3-D chip stack.
MEMS targets mass-market apps
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1/9/2012   1 comment
Kionix leverages a MEMS parts catalog that emphasizes easy OEM integration with new additions aimed at multi-sensor fusion.
Multi-touch added to resistive touchscreens
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1/9/2012   10 comments
Freescale semiconductor introduced what it claims is the first controller that handles multi-touch gestures on resistive touchscreens as well as manging up to four capacitive touchpads.
TI's LightCrafter senses without touching
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1/1/2012   8 comments
The next most promising frontier in emerging ubiquitous MEMS applications, structured light illumination, is poised to revolutionize metrology applications by removing the need for touch with MEMS that both micro-miniaturizatize and increase the precision of conventional solutions.


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