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Bosch barometric pressure sensor raises the bar for accuracy and performance in mobile devices

By Peter Cooney / April 14, 2022
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This press release caught my eye as it demonstrates a few interesting trends. Firstly, this is a radically different type of component, Bosch has transitioned from a piezo based to a capacitive MEMS based sensor, which has enabled it to reduce power drain and increase accuracy significantly. It seems most likely that this component will […]

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TITAN’s first haptic motor packs a big punch in a small size

By Peter Cooney / April 5, 2022
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For those that don’t know, Titan Haptics is the new business unit of Nanoport, launched last year to own and market all the haptics products and operate as a separate brand. Nanoport also provides other products such as magnetic connectors.   Titan Haptics’ main product is its Linear Magnetic Rams (LMRs) haptic actuator. This particular press […]

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Syntiant raises $55 million, ships 20 million+ chips

By Peter Cooney / April 4, 2022
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Syntiant is a start-up company founded in 2017 focusing on developing always on, machine learning based processor solutions.  Investors for Syntiant includes a whole spectrum of tech industry companies such as Amazon, Bosch, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, and Renasas and more.  The NDP100 chip (NDP = Neural Decision Processor), from Syntiant achieves industry leading ultra-low power […]

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