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Micro-mirrors from STMicroelectronics provide precision in perceptual computing

Adoption of micro-mirrors helps fundamentally change human-computer interaction.

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that ST was providing micro-mirrors and control devices for Perceptual Computing initiatives at Intel.

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MEMSCAP awarded grant from innovation norway to initiate the industrialisation of high end pressure sensors platform

MEMSCAP (NYSE Euronext: MEMS), the leading provider of innovative solutions based on MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) technology, announces the launch of the first stages of industrialization of the piezoresistive technology platform for high performance pressure sensors.

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Low-power barometric pressure sensor for mobile and wearable gadgets and IoT devices

Infineon Technologies AG has launched an ultra-high ±5cm resolution, miniature MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) pressure sensor for use in mobile and wearable gadgets and IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

The DPS310 is a low-power digital barometric pressure sensor that enables the development of new and enhanced navigation, location, well-being, gesture recognition and weather monitoring applications.

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Audio Pixels Holdings Limited announces performance specifications

Audio Pixels Holdings Limited, the world-leader in MEMS based digital speaker technologies, was pleased to announce preliminary results obtained from its extensive third phase measurement program.

These results not only substantiated the technology’s advantages over comparable analog speaker technologies, but exceeded the company’s own performance objectives. The results demonstrated sound pressure levels (SPL) within the low frequency spectrum that were previously believed by experts to be unattainable within a micro form factor; measuring 80dB (decibels) at 250Hz1 for a standalone chip!

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Tronics provides MEMS manufacturing processes to foundries

France-based Tronics Microsystems AS aims to extend its business model by offering MEMS manufacturing processes to higher volume foundry manufacturers. The MEMS foundry said it is prepared to license its Magelan and M&NEMS processes, and already develops low volume high-specification MEMS under its own name as well as offering foundry services to fabless MEMS companies.

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NXP and Freescale announce $40 billion merger

Enhances NXP’s strategy to lead in the “Secure Connections for a Smarter World”
Establishes #1 Automotive Semiconductor Supplier
Establishes #1 General-purpose MCU Supplier
Clear path to $500 million in annual cost synergies
Combination is accretive to non-GAAP EPS in first full year

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UPCOMING EVENTS

MIG 2011
> MEMS Executive Congress Europe
(March 9 - March 11, Copenhagen, Denmark)

> Sensor + Test
(May 19 - May 22, Nuremberg, Germany)
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