Tablets, Smartphones Drive Demand for Image Sensors

London — Consumer demand for high-quality imaging capabilities, enhanced viewing experience, and power saving capabilities in cell phones, tablets, and industrial machine vision will lend momentum to the global optical and image sensors market. Evolving opportunities in the automotive, security and medical sectors will further drive the development of high-performance, high-priced sensors with features such…

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Hillcrest, Bosch Sensortec Collaborate on Sensor Hub Solution

San Francisco, Calif. — Hillcrest Labs (“Hillcrest”) and Bosch Sensortec today announced a partnership to launch a new sensor solution for head-mounted displays (HMDs). The BNO070 solution includes Hillcrest’s SH-1 sensor hub software running on Bosch Sensortec’s 9-axis system in package (SiP), which features an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a 32-bit microcontroller in a single…

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Global Trade Management Conquers Emerging Markets

Emerging markets growth is imminent. “Global trade management will mature as a critical capability in managing growth in emerging markets,” according to research and recently released Predictions for 2014 by IDC Manufacturing Insight. Both manufacturers and their IT suppliers are looking at emerging global markets in Asia Pacific, South America, and the Middle East. This…

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New DARPA Program Targets Bootleg Components

The electronics industry has adopted a wealth of practices to foil or at least identify counterfeit components, from marking to x-raying. Now the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is calling upon engineers to solve the problem. DARPA has published a call for proposals to develop a nearly microscopic component that could be attached…

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Power Integrations Wins Patent Decision

 Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI) today announced a verdict in one of its ongoing patent infringement lawsuits against Fairchild Semiconductor. After a month-long trial in federal district court in San Francisco, a jury found yesterday that Fairchild willfully infringed two of Power Integrations’ patents, and awarded Power Integrations damages of $105 million. Based on the finding…

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