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april 2014 Reduce production cost by minimizing the cost of repair Electronics manufacturing is ready to head back to Europe as the high level of automation in both assembly and testing alter the economics of electronics production, making the process far less labor intensive. Tools and techniques for the electrical characterization of biosensors Interference in a crowded RF spectrum: why it occurs, and what to do about it 29 30 33 - OPTOELECTRONICS See-through OLED display goes eye-interactive Haptic lens converts light into touch A lot of research goes into bringing back some level of sight to visually impaired people. Often, researchers look into ways to connect artificial photoreceptors to retinal or optical nerve. 36 38 - WEARABLE ELECTRONICS Body motion drives implantable energy harvester MEMS-based energy harvesting concept harnesses low frequency vibrations across the 0.1 to 100Hz range. Wearable ring for gesture control In the spirit of Lord of the Rings, could a ring, in this case a clever piece of technology, become a powerful tool for controlling everything? A snappy approach to low-cost wearable displays. Eco-system management for a smart sensing textiles Ambient conditions sensing widens wearables‘ potential 40 41 41 42 44 Reader offer This month, Arrow Electronics is giving away ten XMC1200 lighting application kits, worth 100 Euros each, for EETimes Europe’s readers to win. 46 distribution corner WHITEPAPERS opinion Europe must back the Rousset Phoenix Dealing with the Draft R&TTE Directive 4 50 news & TECHNOLOGY Passing the torch: sustaining the legacy of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard Digital opium set to drive Facebook In a recent Facebook post, Mark Zuckerberg announced the acquisition of Oculus. CEA-leti reveals high data rate li-Fi Acoustic invisibility cloak tricks sound waves and sonars Duke University engineered a hollow structure that cloaks any object placed inside, from sound. Five new graphics technologies at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference The conference offers a vision of the future with high speed interconnect and multiple GPUs in a wide range of embedded platform. . EU Cybersecurity to standardize under ETSI How toxic is Paris? European project tackles the issue The IAQSense research project hopes to come up with a multi-analyte sensor about two orders or magnitude cheaper than current lab or industrial-grade solutions. Imagination aims at smartwatches Automotive MEMS: a changing global landscape How will the relationship between MEMS and automotive value chain develop over the foreseeable future? Transistor-cost declines slowing, Synopsys says Sticky composites make safer lithium-ion batteries PSA, IBM jointly develop customized driver services 6 8 10 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 20 DESIGN & PRODUCTS SPECIAL FOCUSES: - TEST & MEASUREMENT Impedances on the test bench Signal management for functional test 22 26 49 51 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe April 2014 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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