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March 8, 2013     

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Sensors Insights By Melanie Martella

The Bigger and Better Best of Sensors Expo Awards
Back in 1999 when the editors of Sensors launched the Best of Sensors Expo Awards, its intent was to recognize innovative new products that promised to have a strong impact on the sensing industry. Over the years we've adjusted the program but it's always been about the products. This year I am excited to tell you about the expanded and improved Best of Sensors Award program. continued

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Sensors Expands BOSE Awards Program
The 2013 "Best of Sensors Expo Awards" will focus on applications, innovations, and excellence among engineers in the world of sensors. continued


Diodes Closes Acquisition of BCD
BCD is an analog integrated device manufacturer, based in China, specializing in the design and manufacture of power management integrated circuits. continued

Teledyne Completes Acquisition of RESON
RESON is a leading provider of multibeam sonar systems and specialty acoustic sensors for hydrography, marine infrastructure, and offshore energy operations. continued


Healthcare to Drive Image Sensor Market
A recent MarketResearch report suggests that healthcare device requirements will be a major driver of the enterprise image sensor market by 2018. continued

China Jump Starts Domestic Sensor Industry
Lux Research reports the Chinese government is providing $183 million in funding and writing policy to help indigenous technology providers catch up with Western counterparts in the areas of sensors and diagnostics. continued

Semiconductor Market Expected to Grow
The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization anticipates that this sector will expand 4.5% in 2013, and Five Star Equities offers insight into the performance of Rambus and OmniVision Technologies, two leading market players. continued

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LifeBEAM Unveils Smart Cycling Helmet
The helmet incorporates a sensor that uses infrared technology to gather heart rate data and ANT+ and Bluetooth 4.0 to send the data to monitoring devices, fitness watches, and smartphones. continued

OPEL Announces POET Test Results
The company has achieved the next key milestone in the development of its Planar Optoelectronic Technology (POET), achieving radio frequency and microwave operation of both n-channel and p-channel transistors. continued

New Motion Sensor Hub for Mobile Devices
PNI Sensor and EM Microelectronic are introducing the Sentral smart sensor fusion chip, designed to integrate, optimize, and operate multiple motion sensors on mobile devices. continued

Terracotta Unveils In-Genius
The new system is a native in-memory platform, supporting event stream processing and messaging, for real-time insight and intelligent action on Big Data. continued


OASIS to Develop Biometric Standards
The international open standards consortium has launched the Biometrics Technical Committee to create standards that improve interoperability in distributed environments and make biometrics more viable within multi-factor authentication. continued

AT&T and Partners to Develop mHealth System
The mobile Personal Emergency Response System will connect people in distress with medical assistance providers. continued

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