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Tessera Buys Smart Sensors for Iris Recognition
FotoNation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of chip packaging company Tessera Technologies Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has acquired Smart Sensors Ltd. (Bath, England), a developer of iris recognition biometric technology.
Hi-Speed Transistors from Liquid Processing
A University of Chicago lab has invented a new kind of solder that can electronically join disparate semiconductors that were impossible to solder before, plus print crystalline-like high-speed transistors as well as revolutionize 3-D printing.
An Appetizing Archive of Propitious & Pragmatic Resources
EE Times blogger Adam Taylor has created a website containing links to all of his writings on FPGAs, engineering, and mission-critical systems.
ESC Boston 2015 Sneak Peek -- Open Source Electromagnetic Trackers
Here's a sneak peek at one of the presentations to be given in the Fantastical Theatre of Engineering Innovation at ESC Boston 2015.
Radar Can't Spot Mystery Drones over Paris
Unidentified drones were spotted in the skies above Paris two nights in a row this week. The French authorities don't know who is controlling them, the number of drones involved, or even if they were all coordinated.
18 Views of ISSCC
Engineers showed advances in lower power, higher performance and media-rich silicon at this year's ISSCC, despite struggles advancing Moore's Law.
IoT Starter Kit Connects Developer to Cloud in Moments
Seeking to simplify the prospect of creating an IoT prototype that is web connected, ARM has partnered with IBM to provide an end-to-end, out of the box dev kit.
Benchmark Stresses Big Chips
The EEMBC consortium rolled out CoreMark-Pro, a benchmark suite for 32- and 64-bit chips, an extension of its six-year old test for MCUs and CPUs.
iOS, Android Crushing Rival Platforms, IDC Finds
Apple's iOS and Google Android own a combined 96.3% of the global smartphone market, leaving a pittance for Microsoft and BlackBerry.
Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?
Driving a smartphone gives rise other issues - safety, security, reliability, and ownership costs.
Android For Work Brings Google To The Office
Google aims to make Android better suited to the demands of businesses.
What Will it Take for Apple's Next Big Thing to be a Car?
Despite much breathless news about how Apple will transform the "stodgy" US auto industry, it won't be easy.
7 Linux Facts That Will Surprise You
Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.
Field-Oriented Motor Control: Basic Considerations
Dave provides a few considerations for developers looking at motor control design.
Meet the Electron -- an Amazing Arduino-like Cellular Dev Kit
How can you take a non-engineer and give them the resources they need to create a cellular IoT product? The answer is the Electron.
Mesh Comes to Bluetooth
Expect Bluetooth to add mesh networking technology later this year. The Bluetooth SIG's fast-track effort is a testament to the groundswell of interest in the technology. But it can also be viewed as a pre-emptive strike against the Thread Group.
5G Horizon Seen at ISSCC
Research on 5G is coming to a head as companies prepare to make proposals next year that will shape the next-generation cellular standards, said experts at an ISSCC panel.
Industry Group Breaks New Ground for Heterogeneous Computing
The HSA Foundation is paving the way for more power-efficient computing performance across all computing platforms -- from smartphones to supercomputers.
TechInsights: Non-Stop Innovation in Chip Packaging
Packaging technology is positioning itself to become an extremely innovative field in semiconductor industry. Here are some examples from TechInsights of powerful packaging.
Flex Logix Introduces FPGA IP Cores for SoC Designs
The EFLX FPGA fabric allows things like I/O protocols, encryption algorithms, radio filters, and other "fixed" functions to be upgraded on-the-fly.