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february 2015 Driver assistance becomes predictive Are you worth insuring? Wearables to decide At Cicor’s first Innovation Insights Symposium held in Zurich last week, the focus was very much on smart wearables for health monitoring. Bosch bets on synergies between electromobility and connectivity Rear axle becomes steerable… by wire ZF Friedrichshafen introduces a steerable rear axle design in which decisive elements are controlled by software. Eco-friendly electronics that selfdegrade and vanish Researchers from SINTEF develop components that dissolve in water. 20 22 23 24 25 DESIGN & PRODUCTS SPECIAL FOCUSES: - BOARDS & DEVELOPMENT KITS Best single-board computers under $200: Single-board computers (SBCs) are quickly becoming a staple in the maker world as the go-to development board. 26 - WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS RF car key could make vehicles ‘cool’ The car key is seemingly destined to become the most visible object differentiating one car brand from another, thus cementing the bond between carmakers and car owners. IoT data model fills a gap In-store networks: how consumer-grade smartphones run more risks than rewards 32 33 34 - MEMS TECHNOLOGIES MEMS step up for 3D motion tracking Fraunhofer develops MEMS optical grating for medium infrared ST leads European research project on next-generation optical MEMS Maxim exits consumer MEMS, touch sensors OmniVision replaces VCM with MEMS autofocus poLight readies for mass production opinion Out Googling Google on big data searches The automation obituaries 4 50 ne ws & TECHNOLOGY Who gains the most from ARM’s new IP? Sigfox raises 100 million Euros to globalize IoT Development tools map the connected Future Without them, the roadmap for every embedded system design would be a rocky one indeed. TSVs to split more chips: re-integration is the focus A report from the third European 3D TSV summit organized by SEMI in Grenoble’s Minatec center. Flexible OLEDs target volume production in 2015 Satellite project measures gravity, predicts deluges Researchers plan to deduce deluge warnings from earth gravity anomalies. Yugo Systems externalizes FPGA debug with hardware FeFET to extend Moore’s law Universal memory replacing DRAM, SRAM, flash and nearly every transistor in a computer may result from the successful fabrication of a ferroelectric gate over germanium channel material. French startup expands 3D to the room Kickstarter project Immersis from French startup Catopsys is promising to turn any room into a fully immersive 3D interactive environment. Atomic level LEDs open up flexible electronics opportunities Iconic Insights: Man with a big imagination CEO of Imagination Technologies Sir Hossein Yassaie sits at the helm of one of Britain’s best technology successes. Here, the man who helped to develop the graphics for the iPhone discusses how, in the area of IP technology, it’s best to make haste slowly… Fuel cells in trucks: silent power instead of idling 6 6 8 10 11 12 12 14 15 16 18 20 36 37 38 38 39 39 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe February 2015 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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