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EETE JULAUG 2015

july-August 2015 DESIGN & PRODUCTS SPECIAL FOCUSES: - AUDIO & VIDEO PROCESSING Parallel processing spawns non-MPEG Codec What if video experts were to design a brand new video codec fit for 2015? Webcams move to 4K panoramic video StreetView gets indoors NCTech and Google partners on iris360, a prosumer panoramic still camera. 26 28 29 - OPEN SOURCE DESIGN Does open source hardware design have a future? When thinking of open source, hardware isn’t the first thing to come to mind for most people. In a landscape dominated by open source software, hardware has struggled to gain the same amount of attention. The white-boxing of software-defined networking Freescale S32 ups automotive ante 31 32 34 - POWER SUPPLIES & BATTERIES LED power supplies versus standard ITE power supplies France’s largest battery storage to stabilise power grid Electrolyte additives prevent fires in next-gen lithium batteries Chemical additives discovery could prevent the formation of dendrites in lithium metal batteries, also preventing battery short out, overheat and fire. 36 37 38 re ader offer In this month’s reader offer, Novelda is giving away two full XeThru Inspiration kits worth 1499 US Dollars each, for EETimes Europe’s readers to experiment first hand with its through-wall presence detection technology. 46 distri bution corner opinion UWAS: playing hide and seek with drones Cloud system leverages IoT’s idle processing power 4 50 ne ws & TECHNOLOGY Inside 1X nm Planar NAND NAND flash makers have started selling their 1X nm class of planar flash memory. CEO Interview Cadence is about enablement, collaboration, says Lip-Bu Tan, CEO of the EDA software vendor. Imec looks forward to life after FinFET Smart shirt adorns IoT efforts A smart T-shirt with removable electronics stole the limelight at the annual ITF event in Brussels. Future urban mobility: multi-modal and eco-friendly Merck starts building 30m euro German OLED production plant RF power transistors to reach consumers’ dishes Freescale Semiconductor hopes to expand its solid state offering to the consumer market thanks to next-gen microwaves. Wearables get their own MEMS Inside Rohde & Schwarz Roland Steffen, Head of the Test and Measurement Division and Executive Vice President of Rohde & Schwarz explains how the company prepares for the challenges of 5G, IoT, and smartphone security. Startup beats Google’s Ara to smartphone modularity Wafer-level packaging - not enough, say OSATS A report from Nanium-hosted SEMI Packaging Tech Seminar Samsung pledges to boost French tech At a press conference held in Paris, Samsung Electronics’ President and Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn pledged to invest massively in France and help young tech entrepreneurs develop new IoT solutions. 6 8 10 12 13 13 14 15 16 20 22 24 49 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe July-August 2015 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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