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Unique Phononic Filter could Revolutionize Signal Processing Systems
“We have developed a powerful signal filtering technology that could revolutionize signal processing systems that rely solely on conventional electronics,” said Patrick Chu, manager of applied photonic microsystems for Sandia National Laboratories.
2016-01-12 R & D Magazine - MEMS technology
In Pursuit of an Affordable Tablet for the Blind
The Michigan team found it impossible to pack the pins in densely enough to create a reasonably sized full-page display, and as a result started from scratch with the microfluidic option. The switch could help them make the final product tablet-sized ...
2016-01-11 MIT Technology Review - MEMS technology
This new DARPA chip could give US a leg up in electronic warfare
DARPA's Arrays at Commercial Timescales (ACT) program addressed this challenge by supporting the development of an ADC with a processing speed nearly ten times that of commercially available, state-of-the-art alternatives. By leveraging this increased ...
2016-01-12 Washington Post - MEMS technology
Jain leads effort on 3D architecture for new optical functionalities in glass
PICs are the optical analog of microelectronic circuits, and are key to the next major advancement in communication, sensing, information, display, and other technologies. They offer several advantages compared to discrete systems, including smaller ...
yesterday Lehigh University Engineering News - MEMS technology
Bosch adds tiny sensors with a big impact to MEMS range
Bosch has showcased the latest developments in its microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) series of “tiny sensors with a big impact” at CES 2016. The latest technologies include acceleration and yaw-rate sensors, an environment sensor solution, ...
2016-01-11 AV Magazine - MEMS technology
Stunning breakthrough: Mini-forcefield created to control swarms of microbots
Independently controlled microbots working in groups might be useful in building microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, minuscule machines that could have numerous applications from medicine to homeland security. “So far people have been good at ...
today Morning Ticker - MEMS technology
Concentrating dawn-to-dusk solar energy
ARPA-E's Micro-Scale Optimized Solar-Cell Arrays with Integrated Concentration (MOSAIC) program has challenging specifications, Michel says. The goal is to reach overall efficiency of greater than 30 percent, which is about 5 percentage points higher ...
2016-01-11 MIT News - MEMS technology
Plug-In electric vehicles driving growth in lithium battery markets
The latest generation of lithium batteries includes very large cells suitable for powering vehicles or storing significant amounts of utility power, as well as very small thin-film cells capable of powering micro-electromechanical systems. BCC Research ...
yesterday evertiq.com - MEMS business
MEMS oscillators on the move
Advances in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensor technology include temperature-sensing MEMS oscillators (TSMO). Pairing a TSMO with a GNSS receiver, the authors successfully performed carrier-phase positioning and obtained accuracies ...
2016-01-11 GPS World magazine - MEMS business
DARPA hosts Proposers Day on new atomic clock
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is holding a Proposers Day on Feb. 1 to inform potential contractors about the Atomic Clock with Enhanced Stability (ACES) program. ACES is a potential $50 million program that seeks to develop ...
yesterday GPS World magazine - MEMS business
4JET spins-off PV thin-film laser system business to address micro-machining ...
Laser equipment and systems solutions specialist 4JET Technologies said it had spun-off its laser micro-machining technology that included PV thin-film technology into a separate company, 4JET microtech GmbH & Co KG. 4JET Technologies had been ...
2016-01-12 PV-Tech - MEMS business
SiTime's µPower MEMS Oscillator Named Product of the Year by Electronic ...
"Products in today's fastest growing markets are becoming smaller and more power conscious, and MEMS timing is a transformative technology that's key to continuing these trends," said Richard Comerford, senior technical editor at Electronic Products.
2016-01-11 PR Newswire (press release) - MEMS business
3 Top Internet of Things Companies You Can't Afford to Miss
InvenSense makes micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors that help mobile and wearable devices track movement. The company's MEMS are found in many of Samsung's and Apple's devices, as well as in a myriad of smartwatches. Internet Of ...
today Motley Fool - MEMS business
A revolution of nanoscale dimensions
The continued drive to shrink the size and increase the functionality of electronic devices has seen the influence of nanotechnology strengthen as it offers materials with a layer thickness of one or a few atoms. Technological changes, awaited by ...
2016-01-11 Nature.com - Nanotechnology
Annihilating nanoscale defects
Using the supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, University of Chicago and Argonne researchers have found a way miniaturize microchip components using a technique producing zero defects. This advance will …more.
yesterday Phys.Org - Nanotechnology
Metasurface Polarimeter Meets Telecom, Nanotechnology Demands
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 11, 2016 — A novel architecture for in-line polarimeters enables monolithic, on-chip integration of polarization sensors for applications as varied as drug design and telecommunications, as well as for emerging nanotechnologies.
2016-01-11 Photonics.com - Nanotechnology
Nanoscale Light Reflectors Draw Inspiration from Shiny Fish Skin
The transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image (a) shows a cross section of ribbonfish skin (scale bar, 5 mm). Figure (b) illustrates a superlattice of cytoplasm and guanine crystal layers matching the dashed red line in (a). Figure (c) illustrate a ...
yesterday Controlled Environments Magazine - Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology Raises Incandescent Bulb Efficiency to Same Level as LEDs
The new findings are reported in the journal Nature Nanotechnology by three MIT professors — Marin Soljačić, professor of physics; John Joannopoulos, the Francis Wright Davis Professor of physics; and Gang Chen, the Carl Richard Soderberg Professor in ...
2016-01-11 LEDinside - Nanotechnology
Tiny materials, big questions: How green is nanotechnology?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking at how nanotechnology can be used to detect pathogens in poultry and is exploring ways nanomaterials might be added to edible food, said Bosoon Park, a lead scientist at the U.S. National Poultry Research ...
today GreenBiz - Nanotechnology
SPIE Photonics West 2016
2016-02-13 - 2016-02-18
Moscone Center San Francisco, California, USA
Photonics West, the #1 laser, photonics, biomedical optics conference
MEMS Technical Congress Europe 2016
2016-03-07 - 2016-03-08
Delivering Technical Solutions, Together.
2016-04-17 - 2016-04-20
Matsushima Bay and Sendai, Japan
The 11th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems
Medical MEMS & Sensors 2016
2016-04-27 - 2016-04-28
Santa Clara CA
MEMS and sensor technologies for medical diagnostic applications
TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo
2016-05-22 - 2016-05-25
TechConnect World Innovation Conference co-locates with the largest global innovation program in physical and life sciences. The joint programs include the Nanotech 2016 Conference, the National Innovation Summit, and the National SBIR/STTR Conference.
Hilton Head Workshop 2016
2016-06-05 - 2016-06-09
Hilton Head, South Carolina
A Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop
Sensors Expo & Conference
2016-06-21 - 2016-06-23
San Jose CA
INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS. EXPERT INSTRUCTORS. AUTHORITATIVE CONTENT. TOMORROW'S SOLUTIONS.
2016-10-09 - 2016-10-13
The 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
Micro Photonics International Congress Expo
2016-10-11 - 2016-10-13
Messe Berlin Germany
Innovation and Miniaturization in Photonics
2017-01-22 - 2017-01-26
Las Vegas, Nevada
The 30th Annual IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems