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EETE JUN 2014

DESIGN & PRODUCTS SPECIAL FOCUSES: - FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS june 2014 Tactile skin for a flexible robotic touch Under its Fellowship for Growth programme, the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has just granted £1.07 million of funding to support the creation of ultra-flexible tactile skin for robotics and prosthetics. Organic photo diodes for flexible sensor applications Interactive packaging to display contextual messages Fine prints and gigabits of data: on paper A PhD student from the National Taiwan University is proposing to convert paper into a truly dual data storage medium. 24 26 26 27 SENSORS & DATA ACQUISITION Saving costs with sensors: what secrets do fluid colors tell us? Smaller, faster, intelligent. When looking at the development process of Embedded Color Measurement Systems it is essential to know what the side-parameters are and what one wants to measure. Polarised light measures rotation angle 28 30 - ENERGY STORAGE How to guarantee safe air transportation of lithium batteries Low cost isoSPI coupling circuitry for high voltage high capacity battery systems Dual carbon battery charges 20x faster than lithium-ion batteries Battery electrode material mystery is visualized for first time Fiber supercapacitor to power wearable devices 34 36 38 39 Reader offer In this month’s reader offer, CML Microcircuits gives away two complete evaluation kits for its newly launched CMX983 analogue front end, for digital radios. 46 distri bution corner opinion Next-gen MOST data bus brings Gigabit networking to the car How chip makers can regain control of their value chain 4 50 ne ws & TECHNOLOGY Report: Europe can shine in global electronic production VTT to spin-off MEMS-based spectrometer startup UK sees opportunities for quantum sensor and clock developments The UK believes it has a major advantage in the development of quantum clocks and sensors for navigation. . Talking traffic lights, environment-aware vehicles in the UR:BAN project If traffic lights could speak, which language would be used? Japan’s chip fabs turn to growing lettuce Who owns the space above your garden? Following the EU Commission’s recent announcement that it would harmonize legislation regarding unmanned drones, EETimes Europe caught up with Yannick Levy, Parrot’s VP of Corporate Business Development. CEO interview: Exar’s ‘reboot’ almost done, says DiNardo Louis DiNardo, CEO of Exar Corp. since Jan. 3, 2012, says his reboot of the analog and mixedsignal fabless chip company is almost complete. But the company could do better in Europe and plans to do so. Google’s modular phone to bypass wearables Security and industry 4.0: key assets for European growth CEO Dr Reinhard Ploss shares his insight on what could be the key industry trends to nurture for Europe to grow its chip manufacture. R&D project targets fully adaptive automotive lighting Open-source projects key to popularize 3D printing Samsung to back adoption of ST’s 28nm FD-SOI. 6 8 10 12 12 14 16 18 20 22 22 23 49 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe June 2014 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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