Cyberon Speech Recognition Technology – Light Bulb


The purpose of a design journey is to show, in a demonstrative way, how to incorporate the technology into a design. The base designs are by definition very simple to highlight the new technology and how it can be incorporated easily. Distinct lines are drawn between the application and the technology so the reader can more generalize how to incorporate it in their own design. Introduction ... » read more

The Touch-Sensing HMI In Wearable And IoT Devices


The touch-sensing human-machine interface (HMI) in wearable devices is a key element of their consumer appeal, providing a responsive, intuitive way to interact via touch buttons and sliders in devices such as earbuds and smart glasses, or via a small touchscreen in a smart watch. Competition in the market for these types of wearable device continually drives innovation. Manufacturers battle fo... » read more

5th Generation CAPSENSE Technology


Capacitive touch sensing is a familiar and popular way to implement sleek, attractive and intuitive human-machine interfaces (HMIs) in devices such as smartphones, tablets and automotive displays. Now many manufacturers operating elsewhere, including in the industrial automation and home appliance markets, are exploring ways to increase the appeal, usability and value of their products by re... » read more

How Will Future Cars Interact With Humans?


Future automobiles may come with a set of controls very different from what we’re used to now. Mechanical knobs and switches already are being replaced by touchscreens, but that's just the beginning. There are a multitude of other possible ways in which drivers can interact with their vehicles, and the list is growing as technology drives down the cost of this new human-machine interface (... » read more

The Week In Review: Manufacturing


Chipmakers At upcoming the 2016 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in San Francisco, TSMC will square off against the alliance of IBM, GlobalFoundries and Samsung at 7nm. IEDM will take place Dec. 3-7, 2016. TSMC will present a paper on 7nm finFET technology. Using 193nm immersion and multi-patterning, the 7nm technology features more than three times the gate density and ei... » read more

The Week In Review: Manufacturing


Chipmakers It’s been a difficult time for Intel. The chip giant recently announced a major layoff. It also ceased development on several cell-phone chip products. Intel hasn’t given up on Moore’s Law, but the nodes appear to be extending from 18 to 24 months or perhaps longer, at least at Intel. Here’s the latest: For 10nm production, Intel received the production fab tools in Ap... » read more