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June 22, 2012     

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Sensors Insights By Melanie Martella

June R&D Round Up
I've got some very fun research stories for you this month. Specifically, a new tactile sensor that lets robots feel, plastic paint that doubles as a magnetic field sensor, and a clever paper diagnostic test for point-of-care applications. continued

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Qcept Technologies Reaches Order Milestone
Q-Services offering is helping semiconductor device, IR and CMOS image sensor manufacturers, as well as equipment suppliers, optimize processes and yields with its nonvisual defect inspection service. continued

3eTI receives second $10M Award from U.S. Navy
Additional task order on $25m multiyear wireless sensor network contract ensures critical infrastructure protection for Naval District of Washington's SmartGrid program. continued


Industrial Gearbox and Gear Motors Market
European manufacturers are challenged by intense competition and low margins, finds Frost & Sullivan; nurturing strong customer-manufacturer relationships will be key to maintaining growth. continued


Red Lion Unveils N-Tron 7900 Industrial Ethernet Switch
Modular switch delivers performance and flexibility for manufacturing and industrial environments. continued

Apprion Announces ION Turnaround System
Wireless technology provides toolkit and processes for planning, execution and completion of on-time and on-budget turnaround activities. continued

Wafer-Scale CMOS Imaging Technology Developed
An advanced high-speed, high-resolution sensor for medical imaging applications has been developed by the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. continued

Thinfilm Files Patent for Printable Protection
New protection method for memory devices significant improvement from conventional approach of protecting printed devices, meets requirements for durability and low cost. continued

EPA Approves In-Situ Inc. RDO Methods
Company also introduces Aqua TROLL 400 multiparameter instrument leverages robust rugged dissolved oxygen sensor. continued

Nanowire Template Permits Flexible Energy Absorption
Sandia's solar nanowire array may increase percentage of sun's frequencies available for energy conversion. continued

Mobile HMI R&D Project Results Announced
Minalogic's NOMAD project provides technology solutions to design human-machine interfaces for tomorrow's tablets and smartphones. continued

New Xtrinsic Six-Axis Sensor from Freescale
Single-chip sensor fusion solution integrates accelerometer and magnetometer to deliver highly accurate eCompass functionality for mobile devices. continued


Movea, Freescale Collaborate on Motion-Sensing Platform
Platform-agnostic MotionCore solutions now supported on Freescale ColdFire-based processors, ideal for mobile devices, sports and eHealth applications. continued

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