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Sensors Insights By Melanie Martella

Introducing the 2013 Best of Sensors Expo Award Winners!
At last week's Sensors Expo, we gathered together to learn and connect with our peers and to find out who had won the annual Best of Sensors Expo Awards. Where the original incarnation of the Best of Sensors Expo Award program recognized novel products; this year saw us expanding the awards program to consider both novel sensor applications with the Application Award and the engineers who continually advance the sensor industry through their efforts with the Engineers of the Year Award. The winners exemplify the qualities that make the sensor industry such a vibrant and robust one; let me introduce you to them! continued

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LBT-886 Receives FCC and IC Certification
The asset tracking device certifications were the last major governmental obstacles the company needed to overcome before launching the 886 for use in the mass consumer markets. continued

PSFT Awarded IR Sensing Technology Patent
The devices offer the ability to detect short wave infrared light without cooling, promising to open new horizons in imaging and night vision in both commercial and consumer applications. continued


Huanor Adopts Cypress's EZ-USB FX3 Controller
The embedded system provider will use FX3 in its USB 3.0 industrial camera development kit to provide flexible connectivity to FPGAs and image sensors, enabling streaming of high-definition, real-time imaging data. continued

CTS Announces Business Simplification Steps
The process involves consolidating manufacturing facilities into existing locations and additional stock buybacks. continued

GSMC Orders SPTS Wafer Processing System
The specialist foundry in Shanghai, China, has selected SPTS' Omega c2L Rapier etch system for its new MEMS manufacturing line. continued

Corning and Daylight Sign Licensing Agreement
The arrangement provides Corning with access to Daylight's patented mid-infrared technology. continued


Joint Effort Creates Conformable Image Sensors
ISORG and Plastic Logic have co-developed an organic printed photodetector on plastic, delivering the weight, flexibility, and robustness required for conformal and large-area applications. continued

Ocean Optics Launches Spectroscopy Software
OceanView works with the company's miniature spectrometers and allows users to capture and visualize data from multiple sources, providing a visual roadmap of data flow from spectral inputs to processed results. continued

Over-the-Air Sensor Programming Module Debuts
Libelium's 3G and Wi-Fi communications unit enables remote management of its Waspmote wireless sensor platform for smart cities or M2M projects. continued

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Skyworks and SMC Networks Partner
The two companies will develop wireless devices enabling a suite of products for security, monitoring, and automation applications for the connected home. continued

Vehnet and RF Code Announce Partnership
The two companies will leverage their technologies to deliver an advanced active RFID system for the logistics and industrial markets. continued

Alps Electric and Qualtre Announce Partnership
The two companies will bring to market next-generation inertial sensors, based on Qualtre's bulk acoustic wave technology. continued


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