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Sensors Insights By Melanie Martella

Limping Horses and Roshambo
So, what do horses and playing rock, paper, scissors have in common? Oddly enough, they're both situations where the ability to detect motion provides a very useful edge: early diagnosis of lameness, in the case of the horse, and the ability to always beat you, in the case of a roshambo-playing robot. continued

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ITT Exelis Acquires Space Computer
This acquisition expands the company's technical ability to help customers collect and expediently process critical data to support decision making. continued

Murata to Acquire RF Monolithics
The acquisition will enable Murata Electronics North America to leverage RFM's low-power technology, as well as its expertise in design and development of production-ready RF modules, SAW-based and RFIC short-range radios, and stand-alone radio systems. continued

Micromem Begins Work on Automotive Nanosensors
To fulfill a product development agreement with a major automotive company, Micromem will develop a suite of nanotechnology-based sensors aimed at delivering improved visibility of engine oil analytical measurements. continued


EVG Unveils Temporary Bonding/Debonding System
The platform's enhanced hardware, software, and process control enable a two-fold increase in throughput to meet productivity and yield requirements of today's 3D IC manufacturers. continued

Brooks Launches New Capacitance Manometer
The XacTorr CMX family provides solar and semiconductor manufacturers with stable and repeatable measurements for pressure-sensitive processes. continued

Nike Smart Shoes Communicate via Bluetooth
Built-in Bluetooth smart sensors track parameters of athletic activities and report back to Nike+ applications and Web sites to convert that data into training information. continued


STMicroelectronics and HIT to Collaborate
The semiconductor company and one of China's most renowned national universities announced the opening of a joint laboratory to promote innovation in electronics, initially focusing on MEMS-based smart-sensor applications. continued

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