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Research Bits: Sept. 27


Microchip detects antibodies with drop of blood A microchip developed by researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University can detect antibodies in the blood with just a drop a blood. Postdoctoral fellow Neda Rafat and Assistant Professor Aniruddh Sarkar created a chip that uses electrical conductivity to detect antibodies using silver in the wells of the chip. When the blood reacts with silver... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Automotive, mobility Siemens Digital Industries Software and climate-tech company sustamize devised a way to add carbon emissions data to Siemens Xcelerator. Siemens created its Teamcenter Carbon Footprint Calculator software to help teams measure, simulate, reduce, and track their product carbon footprint early in the development phase. The calculator uses sustamize’s Product Footprint Engi... » read more

Why Gas Sensing Is Becoming Localized


Sensors that measure air flow, air quality, and chemical makeup are being deployed increasingly for both indoor and outdoor environmental monitoring, in homes, automobiles, and industrial facilities. But despite a raft of new applications for these devices, the necessary standards needed to calibrate and compare those devices are trailing well behind rapid development of new types and combinati... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Automotive, mobility California will ban the sale of new gasoline vehicles so that by 2035 100% of new cars and light trucks sold in California will be zero-emission vehicles. NXP Semiconductors announced multi-year supply agreements for its S32 family. Agreements to supply the S32 domain and zonal automotive processors to OEMs will include upcoming 5nm ASIL-D processors. Keysight Techno... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Pervasive computing, connectivity Semtech Corporation announced that it will acquire Sierra Wireless, an IoT services company. The acquisition will combine Semtech’s LoRa end nodes and cloud service with Sierra Wireless’ cellular capabilities. Telit will incorporate Thales’s cellular IoT products business under a new name Telit Cinterion, led by Telit. Telit Cinterion will be Californ... » read more

Cities Strive For More Smarts, Security


As cities around the world move beyond their first completed smart city projects and add more systems, they face hurdles in expanding but have more standards, technical resources, and real-world examples to draw on when making project design decisions. The main concern is keeping the smart city systems and their data and functions safe, especially if the system is touching critical infrastructu... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Automotive, mobility Advantest installed its first enhanced T5851-STM16G tester of nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) solid-state drives (SSDs) using ball-grid arrays (BGAs) at a major manufacturer of IC memory devices. Anticipating the automotive market will be the largest consumer semiconductor ICs, Advantest designed the test machine to give system-level test coverage of NVMe BGA SSD devices... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Security Flex Logix Technologies is partnering with Intrinsic ID to secure and protect any device using its eFPGA, so the device can’t be modified maliciously, through physical attacks or remote hacking. Flex Logix’s EFLX ePFGA will have Intrinsic ID’s SRAM physical unclonable function (PUF), a military-grade security IP that gives a device a unique silicon ID. The ID secures confidentia... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Automotive, mobility The head of Tesla’s Autopilot division — Andrej Karpathy — resigned from the company after Tesla laid off 200 people in its Autopilot division and the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration broadened its safety investigation of Tesla’s Autopilot. The NHTSA last month broadened its August 2021 investigation, which was looking at why Tesla cars on... » read more

Week In Review, Manufacturing, Test


The U.S. is attempting to restrict sales of ASML’s deep ultra-violet (DUV) litho systems to China, according to a report from Bloomberg. The U.S. has been working to limit China's access to advanced technology for some time, and it has already limited sales of extreme ultra-violet (EUV), which is used to develop chips at the most advanced process nodes. DUV, in contrast, is used for older-nod... » read more

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