Sensors and Transducers

New CEO at IR sensor company JonDeTech

Leif Borg who is currently Production Manager for JonDeTech becomes interim CEO effective January 7, when current CEO Robert Ekström is leaving the company for another assignment. “Since we are now entering a high-volume phase and are facing an international expansion, we are also doing a reorganisation,” says JonDeTech’s chairman of the Board, …

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ams to ease implementation of 3D optical sensing technology through partnership with software specialist Face++

ams and Face++ have agreed a co-operation arrangement to accelerate OEMs’ and system integrators’ deployments of 3D optical sensing technologies such as face recognition. This partnership means that manufacturers can go to market faster with superior systems for performing functions such as face recognition, facial payments, Animoji creation and augmented/virtual …

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Leading radar engineer receives OBE for services to engineering

Professor Hugh Griffiths, a world authority in the field of radar research and the leading UK radar engineer of his generation, has received an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for his services to the engineering profession. Prof. Griffiths is the Thales/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair of RF Sensors …

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Development of MEMS sensor chip equipped with ultra-high quality diamond cantilevers

A NIMS-led research group succeeded in developing a high-quality diamond cantilever with among the highest quality (Q) factor values at room temperature ever achieved. The group also succeeded for the first time in the world in developing a single crystal diamond microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor chip that can be actuated …

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New Horizons: The Historic flyby of Ultima Thule

The American space agency’s New Horizons probe remains on course for its daring flyby of Ultima Thule between 29 December 2018 and 4 January 2019. When the mission sweeps past the 30km wide object on New Year’s Day, it will be making the most distant ever visit to a Solar System …

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DASA launches a £1m competition for wearable sensors to help prevent injury in service personnel

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking novel ways to use data science to prevent injury in service personnel, after a successful event to assess market interest. The use of wearable and/or nearable technology presents a significant opportunity for the UK Armed Forces to reduce injury. The three areas …

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HENSOLDT forges ahead with the development of Eurofighter radar

The Eurofighter will be equipped with a new generation of radar which will enhance the aircraft’s capabilities and survivability. In the Euroradar consortium, the sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is pressing ahead with the development of the Eurofighter’s new Captor-E radar system. Following the successful acceptance test, HENSOLDT has now delivered …

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Researchers create first sensor package that can ride aboard bees

Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health. But these machines need so much power to fly that they cannot get very far without needing a charge. Now, engineers at the University of Washington have created a sensing system that is …

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New IR sensor based on nanotechnology can eliminate one of Christmas biggest potential fire hazards

Overheating problem for battery chargers has become an increasingly common safety issue – not the least around Christmas – causing fires at home at personal risk and dire costs for private persons as well as insurance companies. Industry expert Niklas Kvist, JonDeTech, explains how a new IR sensor can be …

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Sensor company JonDeTech signs a commercial cooperation agreement with ShortLink

The manufacturer of the world’s smallest IR sensor, JonDeTech, has signed a commercial cooperation agreement with ShortLink with the intention of collaborating on future development of new products using sensor technology. ShortLink specialises in the development of low-power electronics for wireless communication and portable products. As announced earlier by Swedish sensor company …

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