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ams acquires NXP's CMOS sensor business

ams AG has acquired the CMOS Sensor Business from NXP Semiconductors. The acquisition expands ams’ environmental sensor portfolio with advanced monolithic and integrated CMOS sensors that measure several environmental variables such as relative humidity, pressure and temperature in one sensor device.
28th July 2015

Handbook explores digitiser concepts

Handbook explores digitiser concepts
To keep engineers and scientists up to date with the latest developments in PC based digitiser technology, Spectrum has published a handbook that covers the major product features of this powerful class of instrument and also explains when a digitiser can replace an oscilloscope. The 120 page booklet is printed in full colour and includes a number of graphical images that highlight and explain key digitiser concepts and their application.
28th July 2015

Nanorobots could swim through blood to deliver drugs

Nanorobots could swim through blood to deliver drugs
Someday, treating patients with nanorobots could become standard practice to deliver medicine specifically to parts of the body affected by disease. However, merely injecting drug-loaded nanoparticles might not always be enough to get them where they need to go. In the ACS journal, Nano Letters, scientists are reporting the development of new nanoswimmers that can move easily through body fluids to their targets.
27th July 2015


Handset sales expected to reach 2.16bn units by 2020

  According to a new forecast by the independent telecomms analyst firm Ovum, total handset sales are expected to grow from 1.88bn to 2.16bn units between 2014 and 2020, at a CAGR rate of 2.4%.
27th July 2015

Global university partners alliance launched by ARM in China

ARM has launched a university alliance partnership that allows industry partners to develop high quality teaching materials based on their own technologies for engineering students around the world. The hardware and software kits will be centred around ARM teaching materials and will offer the most up-to-date professional-standard platforms and tools. The programme will launch through partnerships with leading Chinese technology companies Beijing Chukong Technology, the company behind Cocos2d/Cocos3d, one of the top global games engines, and GigaDevice Semiconductor (Beijing).
27th July 2015

Digital pens, custom paper & a specially designed Windows app

Digital pens, custom paper & a specially designed Windows app
Nothing compares to the flexibility of pen & paper for sketching ideas and jotting down notes, even though we are surrounded by digital devices throughout our daily lives. So, how about combining these two worlds? Paper4Everyone is a system that consists of digital pens, custom paper and a specially designed Windows application that lets users produce content by hand and have it digitised so they can easily share it with others.
27th July 2015

Flexible bag effectively bomb-proofs planes

Flexible bag effectively bomb-proofs planes
A four-layer bag has been successfully tested as an innovative means of thwarting terrorist attacks on commercial flights. Named FlyBag, the device can be used as a blast-, vibration- and heat-resistant container for hold luggage, offering a balance of strength and flexibility to protect the plane and its occupants from the explosive force of a bomb.
27th July 2015

Crippled probe discovers distant relative

Crippled probe discovers distant relative
“The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment,” said 17th-century mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer Johannes Kepler. Inspired by his work, NASA's Kepler mission has just ‘unearthed’ (sorry) what could easily be seen as one of the greatest results of human endeavour yet - evidence of an Earth-like planet in the habitable zone around Kepler-452.
24th July 2015

Trailer features self-inflating tent

Trailer features self-inflating tent
The ScarabRV Ultralight Tent Trailer is self-inflating, queen-sized, water repellent and features a full access rear door as well as a large front window. It also features a sealed fabric floor with storage compartments safe from the elements. The ScarabRV opens and inflates in less than a minute and deflates and closes in about a minute.
24th July 2015

Robotics helps British soldier learn to walk again

Robotics helps British soldier learn to walk again
As part of a university pilot scheme, a former British soldier who was paralysed in Afghanistan is learning how to walk again with the help of an exoskeleton. James Johnson, who served with the Grenadier Guards, is the first paraplegic person to be part of the Salford University pilot scheme to teach people how to walk using robotics.
24th July 2015


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