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january 2014 Betting on GaN-on-GaN for efficient white light “How efficient is white light?” asked Dr Harald Pier, team leader for EMEA technical solutions at Philips Lumileds, during a round table on white LEDs held at Forum LED Europe in Paris. Continental to showcase first concepts jointly developed with IBM Carmakers test C2X under winter conditions in Finland Amazing race toward autonomous car design Ford rolls research platform for automated driving Nanosheets alleviate lattice matching restrictions of epitaxial crystalline thin film growth 16 18 19 20 DESIGN & PRODUCTS SPECIAL FOCUSES: - ANALOG & MIXED SIGNAL Designing compact medical ultrasound systems Over the past decade, medical ultrasound imaging equipment has experienced a revolution. Detecting and selecting the right power supplies for portable electronics The boom in portable electronics has made it commonplace to find devices capable of powering from multiple sources. Innovative back EMF based stall detection simplifies stepper-motor drive designs 21 24 26 - PASSIVE COMPONENTS Silicon capacitors: a new solution for decoupling applications Understanding the distortion mechanism of high-K MLCCs 32 34 Reader offer To offer you a good start in 2014, Renesas Electronics Europe is giving away four RX62N RSK demonstrations kits worth 325 Euros each, for EETimes Europe’s readers to win 46 distri bution corner WHITEPAPERS opinion Fair Comment: What a mess! Last Word: Safe and secure at any speed? 4 50 news & TECHNOLOGY Acquisitions shake up telecoms chip landscape Two major acquisitions are set to change the landscape of networking and telecom chip development. Agilent Technologies to spin-off Keysight Technologies by early November 2014 E-cigarettes: just more e-waste or an opportunity to educate consumers? No tar, no pollution: this is an easy marketing shortcut taken by most e-cigarette vendors keen to publicize their products as a healthy alternative to traditional combustion cigarettes. E-waste to jump one-third to 65.4 million tonnes annually by 2017, says StEP report By 2017, all of that year’s end-of-life refrigerators, TVs, mobile phones, computers, monitors, e-toys and other products with a battery or electrical cord worldwide could fill a line of 40-ton trucks end-to-end on a highway straddling three quarters of the Equator. IEC presses for a single charger specification for notebook computers Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute launches Light and Health Alliance Tower buys three wafer fabs for $8 million Silicon supersaturated with gold atoms through laser doping yields broadband infrared response Bosch Sensortec grows in mobile and beyond, says CEO Robert Bosch GmbH has successfully ridden the wave of automotive demand for micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) components since 1988. And then in 2005 it formed Bosch Sensortec as a wholly-owned subsidiary to offer MEMS for consumer applications. Design-free RF-based wireless charging redefines user experience IR sensor startup preps smartphone bid Br/N-based dopants open up the band-gap in graphene nanoplatelets for the design of FETs 6 7 8 10 11 12 14 15 49 51 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe January 2014 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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