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STMicroelectronics Outlines Always-On 6-Axis Ultra-Performance Accelerometer/Gyroscope Combo that Drops the Power/Space Bar

New power-efficient, low-noise device is ideally suited to Internet of Things, wearable, indoor navigation, and handheld applications Geneva, September 9, 2014 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, the world’s top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturer and the leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and mobile applications 1, […]

Radar enables active safety

By Mike Stanley Last week, at the electronica 2010 show in Munich, Freescale announced shipment of 77 GHz radar chipset samples to select customers for automotive safety applications.  This expands the Xtrinsic Sensing brand to encompass active safety issues such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, and side impact avoidance. Figure 1.  Active Safety […]

Freescale expands Xtrinsic sensing portfolio with intelligent radar technology

77 GHz silicon germanium chipset advances automotive safety by enabling vehicles to sense potential crash situations MUNICH (electronica 2010) – Nov. 9, 2010 – Freescale Semiconductor is now providing samples of 77 gigahertz (GHz) silicon germanium (SiGe) integrated chipsets to select customers for use in automotive radar systems. Freescale’s radar solutions provide long- and mid-range […]

MEMS Executive Congress

By Michael Stanley The 2010 MEMS Executive Congress is being held this week from Nov. 3-5 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Sponsored by the MEMS Industry Group, the conference brings together MEMS suppliers and end-users.  The Congress will include several panel discussions: Smart and Clean Energy: Enabled by MEMS Next-Generation Mobile Consumer MEMS Robotics & Intelligent Healthcare […]

MEMS Technology Summit

By Mike Stanley This week, Stanford University is hosting the MEMS Technology Summit. Event sponsors constitute a “who’s who” of the MEMS field.  The event itself is billed as a celebration of 25 years MEMS development dating back to the founding of NovaSensor by several of the event organizers. The MEMS Technology Summit will cover […]

Sensing Danger in Paradise

By Mike Stanley My darling wife recently booked us for a week’s stay at a traditional beach side resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. You know the kind of place I’m talking about. Thatched huts on the beach, no phones, no TV, NO INTERNET ACCESS. The kind of place where if you wear shoes […]

Back to School: Technology Advancements Offer Smart Start

by Mike Stanley Most kids heading back to school this month in the U.S. are returning to an environment far different than the one I had growing up in the 60s and 70s in the “hollers” of southern Indiana. Back then, our parents didn’t worry when we disappeared for hours on end, exploring the woods […]

Consumer and Cell Phone MEMS to Generate $2 Billion in 2011

Emerging MEMS, handsets and tablets will fuel growth January 31, 2011 Jérémie Bouchaud With demand for hot products like tablets on the rise, the microelectromechanical system (MEMS) market for consumer electronic devices and cell phones in 2011 will grow by more than 25 percent, nearly duplicating the industry recovery of 2010 following the economic crisis, […]

MEMS accelerometer to tackle vehicle safety issues

Automotive Design | January 27, 2011 | Matthieu Rezé | 222901346 The next generation of active safety systems will require a range of additional sensors in order to measure the vehicle dynamics. MEMS devices play a dominant role in this context. The article describes requirements, technology and applications of the latest MEMS sensor generation. End […]

STMicro and TriQuint capitalize on iPhone and iPad MEMS design wins in 2010, says iSuppli

Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 8 February 2011] Capitalizing on their design wins in Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPad, semiconductor suppliers STMicroelectronics and TriQuint in 2010 achieved industry-leading growth in the global market for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in consumer electronics and mobile devices, according to IHS iSuppli. TriQuint’s revenues in this area expanded by 778.6% […]