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Accelerating accessibility of silicon photonics

Imec has announced that it and its partners have completed a three-year programme to make a variety of silicon photonics technologies accessible for industry and academia worldwide. Within the ESSenTIAL programme, funded by the European Commission, imec has worked to develop advanced multi-project-wafer services (MPW) and packaging services for silicon photonics.

Silicon photonics is a key enabling technology for a range of markets, and builds on the technology ...

Altera joins the OPNFV Project

Altera has joined the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), a community-led, industry-supported, open-source reference platform for network function virtualisation (NFV). NFV uses IT technologies to virtualise entire classes of network node functions into building blocks that may be connected, or chained, to create communication services.

3D printing set to speed complex optical fibre production

University of Southampton researchers are to trial new techniques to produce optical fibre using additive manufacturing. This new way of making fibre could pave the way for more complex structures capable of unlocking applications in a range of industries, from biotechnology to aerospace and telecommunications.

Synopsys buys Elliptic Technologies, expands security portfolio

In a move that boosts its security portfolio, Synopsys has acquired Elliptic Technologies, which develops security IP cores and software solutions for a range of applications. The move follows Synopsys' recent acquisition of Codenomicon. Both acquisitions are said to demonstrate the company's investment in providing the electronics industry with the necessary technology for developing secure products.

3D fingerprint scanner to boost security

A newly developed ultrasonic sensor is said to eliminate the risk of fingerprint recognition systems being 'spoofed' by a printed image. Instead, the device images the fingerprint's ridges and valleys, as well as the tissue beneath, in three dimensions.

MEMS device may replace pills and injections

MIT spinout Microchips Biotech has partnered with Teva Pharmaceutical to commercialise a wirelessly controlled, implantable, MEMS based device that may replace the injections and pills needed to treat chronic diseases.

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