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January 11, 2013     

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Sensors Insights By Melanie Martella

January R&D Round Up
Welcome to 2013! To start the year right, how about some interesting sensor-related research? This month we've got a way to achieve a longer shelf life for lab on a chip technology, a small portable X-ray source, and stretchy circuits to protect against cot death. continued

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Ball Aerospace Ozone Sensors Near Completion
Development of the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite for the first Joint Polar Satellite System satellite is progressing ahead of schedule and on budget. continued

Leap Motion Selects Cypress's FX3 Interface
The company will use the programmable SuperSpeed USB to transfer image sensor data, enabling real-time tracking of hand and finger movements to control computer functions. continued

CNI Selects Cambrios ClearOhm Coating
The material will be used to develop a new line of touch sensor modules, allowing the company to expand into the large-area touch panel market. continued

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A New Look at Silver Inks and Pastes Market
Despite declining demand, NanoMarkets' research foresees opportunities for these materials in traditional thick-film markets and in emerging display, lighting, and electronics markets. continued

Capacitive Sensors Market Expected to Grow
Research from MarketsandMarkets predicts the revenue generated by this technology will grow at a 15% CAGR from 2013 to 2018, reaching $17.89 billion in 2018. continued


USI to Monetize CAN-Bee Interface Patent
The university and Dr. Paul Kuban have retained Adapt IP Ventures to market technology that makes fixed automotive, medical, and factory automation networks accessible to wireless networks, incorporating access control and encryption. continued

Tetherboard Announces App-Enabled Batteries
The company hopes its intelligent and interactive batteries will change the way consumers interact with battery-operated devices, achieving greater efficiency and reducing waste through rechargeable technologies. continued

Bosch Sensortec Debuts New MEMS Sensors
The devices target consumer electronics for which sensing motion and location are critical, promoting design flexibility through smaller, energy-efficient, higher-performance, and tightly integrated sensor-software combinations. continued

ams Enables Low-Power TVs
The company's Digital Ambient Light Sensor and smart LED drivers promise to reduce the energy consumption of 42 in. flat-panel TVs to less than 60 W, exceeding Energy Star 6.0 guidelines while delivering high-quality viewing. continued

Nemotek Debuts Wafer-Level 720p HD Camera
The Exiguus A15-B1 incorporates two-element HD and reflowable wafer-level lenses that provide low distortion, high resolution, and high image quality in a compact form factor. continued


RF Code and Server Technology Collaborate
The two companies will combine their respective technologies to create an integrated offering that simplifies monitoring and management of data center power usage and environmental conditions. continued

Mitsumi and Greenvity Collaborate
The partnership aims to develop and manufacture energy-management systems, using Greenvity Hybrii SoCs to power Mitsumi's modules for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, battery charging systems, and smart meters. continued

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