In Japan, seat sensors that can recognize you

December 23, 2011

(Credit: Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology) Engineers at Japan’s Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology have developed a system that can recognize individuals by measuring how they apply pressure on a seat when sitting down. Nikkei reports that a team led by professor Shigeomi Koshimizu is working to commercialize the system as a “highly reliable” anti-theft […]


U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Minnesota (Dec. 22)

December 23, 2011

Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 — The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Minnesota. *** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 21 — Lockheed Marti . . . For more information about Targeted News Service and its NewsFocus products, such as the Federal Contract Awards, contact Myron Struck, Editor, Springfield, […]


Usage Driven Integrated Solutions Transforming the Semiconductor Biz

December 23, 2011

Semiconductors are bringing the “smart” into an increasing spectrum of equipment, starting from a child’s toy to a complex base station of a wireless network. Across each requirement is a use case i.e. how is the end user going to use the product. The form factor, user interface, middleware, and silicon all need to be […]


The Car of Tomorrow Recognizes Your Butt

December 23, 2011

Engineers from the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo have developed a novel biometric automotive anti-theft system that uses the unique shape of your butt to identify you. The driver’s seat is fitted with 360 sensors that measure pressure according to a scale of zero to 256. Each reading is plotted to create a […]


MICRONAS SEMICONDUCTOR HOLDING AG : Micronas welcomes KH Electronics, Inc. in … – 4

December 22, 2011

Freiburg, December 22, 2012 – Micronas (SIX Swiss Exchange: MASN),a leading supplier of innovative application-specific IC and sensor system solutions for automotive and industrial electronics and KH Electronics, Inc. a local Korean semiconductor distributor announced that they have signed an agreement for distribution services in Korea. KH Electronics, Inc. will provide local trained engineering resources […]


Weighing scale design—Measure signals accurately

December 22, 2011

A digital weigh scale is one of the most precise analog instruments. It uses force sensors to measure the load offered by an object. Weigh scales are used in a multitude of applications ranging from point of sales terminals to industrial measurement equipment.   The most common method for implementing weigh scale designs uses a […]


World’s smallest USB 3.0 industrial camera?

December 22, 2011

22 December 2011 <!– Caption – Seo keywords–> A new series of USB 3.0 SuperSpeed industrial machine cameras based on Cypress’ EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 controller sets a new benchmark for high speed industrial cameras, according to camera specialist, XIMEA. XIMEA’s MQ series is capable of generating 5Gb/s; the equivalent of 400Megapixels/s and incorporates high […]


To Prevent Theft: Car Seat Identifies Drivers Sitting Down

December 22, 2011

A group of researchers at the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo has developed a car seat [JP, PDF] that can identify drivers when sitting down. The trick is that the system measures the pressure people apply on the seat through a set of 360 sensors. Each sensor is measuring pressure by its own […]