Microtechnology


StretchSense unveils Energy Harvesting Wearable Sensor

StretchSense unveils Energy Harvesting Wearable Sensor

StrechSense revealed a new wearable sensor that powers itself through movement....

Jul 10 2015, 11:57am CDT

New Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor is Hard to Spoof

New Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor is Hard to Spoof

The iPhone 6's Touch ID can be fooled with an image of a fingerprint. Scientists have now developed an ultrasonic fingerpr...

Jun 30 2015, 2:12pm CDT

RF Energy Harvesting Smartphone Cases from Nikola Labs and K3OPS Coming

RF Energy Harvesting Smartphone Cases from Nikola Labs and K3OPS Coming

This fall at least two smartphone cases come on the market that promise to keep our smartphones running with the free energy ha...

Jun 1 2015, 4:10am CDT

K3OPS develops RF Energy Harvesting Smartphone Case and Batteries

K3OPS develops RF Energy Harvesting Smartphone Case and Batteries

Radio waves are everywhere and they are a form of energy. A startup tries to capture that free energy and re-charge smartphones...

May 27 2015, 4:37am CDT

Nanogenerator is a Ultra-stretchable Piezoelectric Generator for Wearables

Nanogenerator is a Ultra-stretchable Piezoelectric Generator for Wearables

Korean scientists developed a new hyper-stretchable elastic-composite energy harvesting device called a nanogenerator....

Apr 14 2015, 1:02am CDT

February Semiconductors Hit Record High

February Semiconductors Hit Record High

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has released the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) for February.  R...

Apr 4 2014, 6:41pm CDT

SIA: Semiconductors Finally Break $300 Billion Barrier

SIA: Semiconductors Finally Break $300 Billion Barrier

The semiconductor industry finally broke through a barrier that it has been struggling to overcome since the middle 1990s: Annu...

Feb 4 2014, 2:10am CST

Replacing Mechanisms with Microchips

Replacing Mechanisms with Microchips

Probably the most important contributor to the semiconductor market’s continued rapid growth has been its ability to cannibaliz...

Jan 30 2014, 11:58pm CST

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The launch this week of our Big Bang Disruption book added significant urgency to our annual search for the biggest disruptors...

Jan 10 2014, 1:45pm CST

Hitachi MEMS Display debuts at CEATEC 2010

Hitachi MEMS Display debuts at CEATEC 2010

Hitachi Displays exhibits a MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) Display at the CEATEC 2010 show in Japan. The MEMS display...

Oct 5 2010, 3:38am CDT

World's smallest Triaxial Acceleration Sensor

World's smallest Triaxial Acceleration Sensor

Hitachi unveiled what the call the world's smallest Triaxial Acceleration Sensor. Measuring 2.5x2.5x1mm and weighing just 14m...

Apr 23 2008, 2:05am CDT