ON Semiconductor brought out the AR0430 complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor digital sensor, which is said to provide 2D video imaging and 3D image recognition at the same time. FRAMOS, a distributor, offers the CMOS image sensor.
Diodes introduced the PT7M3808 line of microprocessor supervisory circuits, which is said to monitor system voltage from 0.4 volt to 5V. The PT7M3808 has an ultra-low quiescent current, usually around 2.8 amperes, and is available in SOT26 and DFN2020-6 packages.
Ellie Yieh of Applied Materials talks about a number of topics concerning next-generation semiconductor manufacturing in this interview. "New compute and memory architectures and system-level design schemes are creating different types of challenges, which impact processing and memory," she says.
Oreo released a mobile gaming app, "The Great Oreo Cookie Quest," that uses augmented reality to engage with users. The app uses object recognition to detect items in a scavenger hunt and transform them into Oreo cookies on users' screens.
Mobile game and app marketers now have access to a new team set up by Chartboost to create mobile in-app ads in the company's network. The team specializes in using detailed engagement data to develop the most effective ad versions.
Vimeo is using its rivals as a selling point to persuade creators to pay a $65 monthly fee to broadcast live videos on its service. For that amount, they can broadcast simultaneously on Vimeo as well as other platforms -- although there's a catch due to a Facebook restriction.
Misleading social media tips are pulling investors into fraudulent cryptocurrency schemes, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission warns. It's just the latest in a series of warnings from regulators worldwide about various scams associated with the proliferation of these fraudulent currencies.
Approximately 70% of the world's population will live in a city by 2050, and more cities are using smart technologies, which could put data at risk. Gil Press outlines six ways cities can get smarter while also focusing on security, reminding cities to be prepared for security breaches and utilize testing and training to learn how to combat potential issues.
A flaw in Skype has been discovered that would allow attackers who successfully use a malicious DLL file to gain system-level access to a computer. A Microsoft representative said that for such "issues of low risk, we remediate that risk via our Update Tuesday schedule."
Apple is negotiating the purchase of NAND flash chips from China-based chipmaker Yangtze Memory Technologies; the deal could boost the local market. If successful, the partnership will likely start in 2019 or 2020, as Yangtze will need time to produce the chips required by Apple.