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February 17, 2012     

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Sensors Insights By Melanie Martella

A Boost for First Responder Communications
What covers almost 95% of the U.S. population, most of the U.S., and is always available, regardless of environment or catastrophe? Ideally, the answer should be an interoperable wireless communication network for first responders. Does such a beast exist? No. But if the National Wireless Initiative comes to fruition, it might. continued

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Bartington Spacemag Picked for Space Mission
The three-axis fluxgate magnetometer will collect in-flight magnetic field information for the IDR/UPM satellite, scheduled for launch into a low-earth polar orbit by the end of the first quarter of 2013. continued

Tegal Renews Efforts to Dispose of Its IP
The remaining nanolayer deposition patent portfolio consists of thin-film structures and process technology pertaining to copper barrier and low-k dielectric technology. continued


Magnetic Field Sensor Presence to Soar
Market Research projects magnetic field sensor penetration will reach 7.14 billion units by 2016. continued

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Electronic Eyes Monitor Tuna Fishing
The observation of fishing activities provides validation of critical catch and operational data, integral to scientific analyses and market transparency. continued

MWS Introduces Wi-Fi Controller to M2M Market
The SN8200 enables simple serial-to-Wi-Fi connectivity to the Internet, making it well suited for manufacturers looking to add wireless communications to home appliances, healthcare equipment, and industrial control and monitoring systems. continued

Innovators Introduce Advanced Lithography Technology
Pixelligent and Brewer Science bring together their nanocrystal and microelectronic coating technologies to create a next-generation spin-on hardmask, which will improve semiconductor manufacturing functionality and improve etch selectivity. continued

GE Nanotechnology Enables Advanced Thermal Imaging
The new low-cost bio-inspired nanostructured systems offer enhanced thermal imaging that could enable more advanced applications for industrial inspection and medical diagnostics. continued

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iSonea and Qualcomm Life Collaborate
The joint effort will combine iSonea's Acoustic Respiratory Monitoring devices and asthma management systems with Qualcomm's 2net platform to link patient asthma symptom and trend monitoring data to a cloud-based portal for physicians and caregivers. continued

Trimble and SmartBin Partner
The two companies are joining forces to develop remote asset management systems for the environmental services and recycling markets that increase workflow productivity. continued

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