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New single axis BAW MEMS gyros with superior shock and vibration immunity target industrial applications

Qualtré, Inc introduced the QGYR110Hx BAW MEMS gyroscopes, single-axis angular rate (rotational) sensors designed for harsh environments. Based on Qualtré's patented Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) MEMS technology, the new gyros are manufactured using a highly versatile and scalable High Aspect-Ratio Poly and Single-¬crystalline Silicon (HARPSS™) fabrication process, which allows an unprecedented combination of robustness, performance, and size advantages over conventional MEMS tuning-fork gyroscopes. QGYR110Hx samples, with analog or digital output, are now available in a small LGA32 package and are RoHS and green compliant.

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Sol-Gel PZT, a turn-key solution from Mitsubishi Materials Corp. and SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co.,Ltd.

Yole Développement has identified a growing interest for thin film PZT in the semiconductor industry, due to its very promising piezoelectric properties. For example, Epson has released its second generation inkjet head based on thin film PZT technology for small offices applications, proving the maturity of thin film PZT technology.

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MIPI Alliance introduces sensor interface specification for mobile, mobile-influenced and embedded-systems applications

MIPI® I3C℠ Offers a Substantial Leap in Performance and Power Efficiency Compared to Existing Options.

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Atmel and SIGFOX join forces on long-range internet of things

Atmel’s ATA8520 High-performance System-on-Chip Offers Easy Connectivity and Low-power Consumption for Devices Running on SIGFOX’s Dedicated IoT Network.

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Bosch Sensortec leads the way in barometric pressure sensors

Bosch Sensortec has achieved cumulative shipments of 400 million barometric sensors to enable development of new mobile applications such as weather forecasting, altitude measurement, indoor navigation with floor level tracking, used for navigation, fitness and sports applications.

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Cavendish kinetics secures funding to accelerate the growth of RF mems market

Cavendish Kinetics, the leading provider of high-performance RF MEMS tuning solutions for mobile and wearable devices, announced the closing of a $7 million funding round as well as the appointment of Gilles Delfassy to its board of directors. The round was co-led by Tallwood Venture Capital and Wellington Partners, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures and other existing investors.

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