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March 2, 2012     

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Sensors Insights By Andrejs Rozitis

Wireless I/O Solutions for Industrial Automation Applications
Wireless solutions for industrial automation applications are in high demand as companies look for cost-effective, technically feasible ways to implement secure, reliable data communications. Many markets are looking for ways to streamline their operations and automate their processes. In the process industries (e.g., oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food and beverage, water and wastewater, and electric power) it is increasingly rare to see processes that rely on human decisions and manual interaction. continued

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Lufkin Industries to Acquire Zenith Oilfield Technology
Adds real-time monitoring & data analysis to Lufkin's automation capabilities. continued


Global Temperature Sensors Market Worth $4.51 Billion
According to research from MarketsandMarkets, the temperature sensor market will experience an estimated CAGR of 10% from 2011 to 2016, resulting in a $4.51 Billion size by 2016. continued

Frost & Sullivan Evaluates NVH Test Market
Wireless NVH test solutions to offset growing clout of second-hand test equipment market; environmental noise applications poised to drive the market over the next 5 years. continued



Telit Announces GPS/GLONASS Module For Navigation Devices
Telit Location Solutions' new Jupiter SL869 triples satellite visibility with combined access to U.S. and Russian global navigation systems. continued

Freescale Intros Xtrinsic eCompass Software
New sensor fusion solution delivers highly accurate context awareness for mobile, 3D gaming, and eHealth applications. continued

TI's Introduces "Wolverine" Microcontroller Platform
New, feature-packed MSP430 microcontroller platform continues to push ultra-low-power limits, bringing consumers one step closer to a battery-free world. continued

Nemotek Debuts 2-Element Wafer-Level Camera Module
Highest performing wafer-level camera, Exiguus, features low distortion and small form factor, making it ideal for mobile phone, laptop and gaming applications. continued

Sensors Enable Breakthrough Indoor Navigation Accuracy
STMicroelectronics will be demonstrating accurate indoor positioning of a mobile phone, using the company's MEMS inertial sensors and CSR's sensor fusion location technology to achieve high location accuracy in the absence of GPS. continued

Micropelt Intros Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Kit
Embedded thermoharvesting wireless sensor from Micropelt and IMST offers life-long self-sustaining status monitoring; waste heat replaces batteries, ZigBee-compliant platform supports multiple applications. continued

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Ramtron and Revere Security Join Forces
The two companies are partnering to enable secure and energy efficient F-RAM semiconductor devices. continued

Nextreme, Laird Technologies Partner
Under the worldwide strategic distribution and design partnership, Nextreme's products will expand Laird Technologies' thermal management portfolio. continued

UniPixel and Texas Instruments Collaborate
Under the memorandum of understanding, the two companies will work together on advanced touch screen solutions. continued

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