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december 2015 3D printers spit out small PCBs Abu Dhabi holding talks over GloFo sale ams splashes 200M Euros on CMOSIS acquisition Imagination Technologies leverages kickstarter for IoT kit launch Startup wants to be the ARM of neuromorphic cores Audi to field test automated parking, V2X near Boston Ingestible sensor monitors vital signs from within the digestive tract Flexible tattoo sensors help measure blood flow German battery maker puts squeeze on Tesla’s solar storage plans DESIGN & PRODUCTS 20 22 22 23 24 24 25 26 27 SPECIAL FOCUSES: - BIOMETRICS & AUTHENTICATION Smartphone security – It’s all in the eyes Compact designs with reliable iris recognition features succeed with light sources specially designed for their application. Private ID as a service leverages smartphone-enabled biometrics The PIDaaS project aims to leverage today’s smartphone sensors’ capabilities to carry out secure user authentication while preserving their privacy. Smartcards more secure with invisibly printed optical encryption keys 28 30 32 - CONNECTIVITY & IOT 8 views of Intel’s IoT efforts Why Japan hasn’t led IoT IoT groups merge efforts 33 35 37 - DATA ACQUISITION Differential diplexer resolves issues for driving direct sampling ADCs 40 re ader offeR This month, Microsemi is giving away two SmartFusion2 dual-axis motor control starter kits, worth $599 each, for EETimes Europe’s readers to win. 46 distri bution corner opinion Uncommon Market: Will IoT make taxing the Internet inevitable? Last Word: Heating up: beneath the surface 4 50 ne ws & TECHNOLOGY Starting all over again on plastic: ARM Moore’s law for imprinting looks promising enough for ARM’s CTO Mike Muller to envisage a future in plastic. Could Qualcomm be China’s next target? Peter Clarke reviews market indicators. Qualcomm licensing is illegal, claims South Korea Licensing practices under scrutiny by the Korean fair trade commission. Printable lightweight body temperature sensors Startup CircuitSeed wants to be the ARM of analogue Daimler: a carmaker goes digital Carmaker Daimler provided EETimes Europe a glimpse on how it drives forward the digitalisation process in its software development department in Bangalore, India. Thin film micro-lenses stretch to focus A bio-inspired micro-lens array takes insects’ multi-faceted eyes to thin films with a large field of vision. Virtually free crowd-sourced IoT networks on the horizon The Things Network foundation is on a mission to provide the entire world with a free and open-source IoT data network. Rice University reports no-lens camera 1mm thin optics for AR Energy harvesting on paper for flexible wearables Flexible sensor detects multiple ions in fluids Could Bluetooth-enabled credit cards beat NFC? Intriguing smart cards now feature a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless connection on top of NFC. 6 7 7 8 8 10 12 14 16 16 17 17 18 49 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe December 2015 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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