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june 2015 Extensible CPU cores exploit IoT’s vast potential Top tips for keeping corporate Email secure How about password-protected paper mail? 26 27 28 - DISPLAYS & INTERFACES Exploring new dimensions for HMI technology Custom-made touch display for outdoor and demanding applications eDP: the next rung on display control’s evolutionary ladder Rethinking 2.5 and 3D displays with new materials Transparent conductive polycarbonate film is emerging as a cost-effective technology that can provide extremely high transparency, impressive sheet resistance or conductivity and, most importantly, formability into complex 2.5 and 3D shapes. 30 32 34 36 - SENSORS & DATA CONVERSION On-chip linearization in an angle sensor IC Minimising angle error over temperature, positional misalignment, and air-gap, is a key objective. Enhancing sensor reliability through venting Using watertight enclosures does not necessarily guarantee long- lasting protection and reliable performance if pressure differentials have not been addressed. Three levels of process control in thermal profiling To guarantee products are soldered correctly and process parameters are met, thermal management is a necessity. 38 40 43 reader offer This month, Future Electronics has 20 of Intersil’s ISL8203MEVAL2Z evaluation boards to give away to EETimes Europe’s readers. Worth $95, the board was designed to demonstrate the performance of the ISL8203M dual step-down power module. . 46 distribution corner opinion Ultrasounds and plastic in place of complex electronics Innovation engine matches experts with your projects, globally 4 50 news & TECHNOLOGY Columbia Engineering team claims first single-molecule diode CoolMOS C7: SiC with ‘GaN-like’ switching losses Researchers make ICs on wood Apple buys into augmented reality - for cars? Iconic Insights: CEO of Infineon Technologies, Reinhard Ploss, talks about how the semiconductor giant has entered a new phase of growth, as well as the trending sectors and technologies that are helping Europe strengthen its market position in semiconductors. What’s next after Tower’s turn-around? May 2015 marked the tenth anniversary of Russell Ellwanger taking over as CEO of speciality foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd, which now trades as TowerJazz. China wonders: whither wearable wares? Surveys indicate that 45.7 percent of consumers stop using their wearable devices within a month. In six months, that number swells to almost 99 percent. DESI GN & PRODUCTS 6 8 10 10 12 14 17 SPECIAL FOCUSES: - ENCRYPTION & DATA SECURITY Why NOW is the time to invest in security Security features for non-security experts When we need to learn about cryptography, security, hacking, and intrusion prevention, do we embark on a decades-long struggle of one-upsmanship to keep up with the bad guys? Nah… we hire an expert and call it done. Hardware virtualization based embedded security and the trusted hypervisor 20 22 24 49 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe June 2015 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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