Embedded Components & Systems

HID Global partners with Infineon Technologies (IFX) to enhance card flexibility for e-ID/Smart Card manufacturers

Partnership with Infineon Technologies AG to incorporate secure microcontroller chips in new HID Global ultra-thin Polycarbonate (PC) ePrelaminate inlay solution. HID Global, an expert in trusted identity solutions, today announced Infineon Technologies AG as a […]

Infineon joins GSMA: security and broadband expertise for mobile industry

Infineon Technologies AG has joined the GSMA, the association of the mobile industry to actively shape mobile communications of tomorrow. The GSMA unites nearly 800 mobile network operators worldwide with almost 300 companies in the […]

Universal power-supply for laptops

ITU, the International Telecommunications Union, has approved an environmentally friendly standard for a universal charger for laptops and other portable devices. The new standard provides for improved energy efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions and […]

Valeo and Gemalto use the smartphone to secure the car key

Thanks to Valeo and Gemalto, drivers can now use their smartphone to lock, unlock and start their car control applications and have remote access via Bluetooth to useful data on the vehicle. This innovation, called […]

Hacking car through the driver’s smartphone

According to researchers from the Universities of New York and George Mason, vulnerabilities of the industry standard MirroLink exist in IVI entertainment connections made by smartphones (in-vehicle infotainment systems) on vehicles. Automakers indeed connect IVI […]

Improvement of the manufacturing process of silicon-on insulator (FD-SOI) over 12 nm

After 22 nm launched in 2015, the chipmaker Globalfoundries launches the actual manufacturing FD-SOI 12nm components process, which will be available from 2019 for the Internet of Things and 5G. The FD-SOI technology was developed […]

Ethics for portable medical devices

The entrance of portable electronics in the medical field is raising different problems and challenges the traditional standards. The mobile phone is now much more widespread than in the past and its computer processing power […]

AMS sells NFC RFID readers to ST

Austrian industrial AMS recently expanded its sensor manufacturer position through the purchase of Cambridge CMOS Sensors (CCMOSS) and MAZeT. Now, while retaining certain wireless products and IP to the next generation of sensors, AMS has […]

Objectives of Automotive IoT Industries

Two attributes that are considered highly desirable in memory for the burgeoning automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) markets are a small footprint and low power consumption, but in the automotive market in particular, simpler […]

Agreement on an European Cyber Security

As a founding member of the European Cyber Security Organization (ECSO), NXP has signed an agreement regarding the public-private partnership in the area of cyber security. Launched by NXP and other enterprises and institutions, ECSO […]

ST, Qualcomm team up on sensors for smartphones

STMicroelectronics NV and Qualcomm Technologies Inc. are set to collaborate on providing sensor subsystems for smart mobile equipment such as smartphones with the aim of extracting maximum performance and power efficiency. ST will provide inertial […]

Security Component for the Internet of Things

STMicroelectronics is selling a security component designed to protect devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) at Industrial and consumer levels. The objective of this component is to prevent hackers from making any attempt […]

Small Skin Circuits for e-Health IoT Apps

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed integrated circuits associable to the epidermis of the human body as part of the medical Internet of Things. Their work is based on the resources of the 5G wireless […]

Smart applications with SWCNT supercap

Researchers from Aalto University (Finland) and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Russia) have demonstrated a fully transparent electrochemical double-layer capacitor (EDLC) relying on single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) films for their electrodes. The SWCNT […]

Semiconductors and security applications

The development of component technology led industry leaders to design components adapted to the management of computer systems or applications. Thus, artificial intelligence now require components designed for this activity and even, typical applications such […]

Evolution of vehicle technology and its consequences

The collision avoidance technology and driving support software (ADAS, advanced driver assist systems) will profoundly change our lives. The LIDAR process (Light Detection And Ranging) is a technology that measures the distance by illuminating a […]

Uncertainties over MEMS industry future

Last March, the Congress of Industrial specialized in MEMS & Sensors was held in Munich. It has addressed the issue of the production of MEMS (microelectromechanical sensors) in the coming decade. This theme has raised […]

A Thermal Imaging Smartphone

Bullitt Group, expert in rugged smartphones manufacturing will integrate the micro camera FLIR Lepton in the new Cat S60. This Android mobile terminal belongs to the range of Cat Phones rugged terminals. The Cat S60 […]

New Intel chips feature anti-hacker tech

Chipmaker Intel has announced its 6th-generation Intel Core vPro processor family, which now features the company’s Authenticate – a hardware-enhanced multifactor authentication solution that strengthens identity protection. The latest iteration of Intel Core vPro processors […]

The danger of connected cars

A recently filed class action lawsuit claims that Toyota, Ford and General Motors would knowingly put consumers at risk by selling cars including connected features likely to be controlled remotely by hackers. The complaint filed […]

How to Secure Mobile Transactions by NFC Link

Ams and STMicroelectronics companies have developed a system that combines NFC from ams and a NFC controller to the secure element from ST. This pairing allows reliable and secure contactless transactions, while respecting the constraints […]

Evolution of MEMS, according to Yole

According to market research firm Yole Developpement, a change is underway in the technology options for MEMS sensors. The market for MEMS devices based on 3D packaging, new materials and sensing principles will grow from […]

Magnetic sense for humans

Scientists from Germany and Japan have developed a magnetic sensor that is thin, robust and pliable enough to be smoothly adapted even to the most flexible part of the human palm. The development could allow […]

Atmel Touch screens for industrial tools

Atmel is manufacturing a new generation of capacitive touch controls “maXTouch U” designed for industrial environments. Smart tools for designers no longer have to worry about the touch controls and display performance during the design […]

Infineon Introduces OptiMOS a New Generation of Power MOSFET

Infineon Technologies extends its OptiMOS 5 portfolio with 80V and 100V variants. This latest generation of Power MOSFETs is optimized for high switching frequencies especially used in synchronous rectification applications for telecom and server power […]

NXP Expands its NFC ecosystem to the car

NFC (Near Field Communication) was developed mainly in the context of contactless payments, but the range of potential applications is much broader. The chipmaker NXP decided to open the large field of NFC applications in […]

Simplifying the development of the Internet of Things

Many opportunities are opened to companies of all sizes which are wishing to address the Internet of Things market (IoT). The cost of the sensors has been halved over the past decade, and those related […]

The International CES in Las Vegas wants to help cycling

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In developed countries, many people return to cycling either as a sport when going to work or to reduce their transportation budget and avoid time lost in transit. In 2013, globally, 132 millions of bicycles […]

Personal Health Monitoring

The Belgian Research Center in nanoelectronics IMEC and the Holst Centre have developed a kit for monitoring personal health. In this kit, a data acquisition chip equipped with integrated multi-sensors performs the translation of all […]

New sensors based on MEMs

According to the market analysis conducted recently by Yole Developement, technology-based micro-mechanisms electromechanical sensors (or MEMS) is in rapid evolution. The MEMS consist of mechanical microsystems performing sensor functions or activators. They are increasingly used […]

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