Biometric Sensor Delivers High Accuracy for Wearables, Hearables

Valencell launched two new versions of its Benchmark biometric sensor systems. These are highly accurate biometric sensor modules that incorporate the company’s PerformTek biometric technology. The two new designs include Benchmark BE2.0, a version designed specifically for hearables, and Benchmark BW2.0, a 2-LED version of its original Benchmark sensor system for wearables worn at the wrist and arm.…

6-Axis IMU Speeds Up Time to Market

San Jose, Calif. – InvenSense, Inc., a provider of MEMS sensor platform solutions, launched the ICM-20648, a 6-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) with an advanced software stack for wrist-worn wearable devices. The ICM-20648 includes InvenSense’s 6-axis integrated MEMS (3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope) motion sensors and digital motion processor (DMP) blocks for lower power sensor…

Yole: Organic Displays Still Seeking Scale

Vendors in the organic display technologies market are taking a page from the semiconductor industry and are developing toolkits that enable the manufacturing of organic displays on existing equipment, according to Yole Développement (Yole). This capability could mean the difference between widespread adoption of organic display technology or its limitation to niche markets. “The OSC [organic semiconductor]…

Qualcomm Delivers New Wearables SoC, Platform

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear, a new platform for next generation wearable devices, and the Snapdragon Wear 2100 system-on-chip (SoC), the first in a new product family designed to bring new and enhanced wearable experiences to consumers. “Qualcomm Technologies is a technology leader…

OriginGPS Partners with Future Electronics

OriginGPS, a leading manufacturer of miniature Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) modules, announced today that it has struck a partnership with Future Electronics, one of the world’s leading global distributors of electronic components. As part of the agreement, OriginGPS’ ultra-small form factor and low-power GNSS modules will be distributed around the globe via Future’s dedicated…