A new Bluetooth wristband traces a person's contact with other wristband wearers, and if that person tests positive for COVID-19, other contacts are notified to quarantine. But does this new device cross the lines of privacy?
3 days ago by Robin Mitchell
With reports suggesting that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on the semiconductor market, the Semiconductor Industry Association has stepped in to remind the world of just how important the industry is both generally and during this outbreak, and to ensure the continuity of its operations.
April 01, 2020 by Luke James
Scientists from the Power and Wide-band-gap Electronics Research Laboratory (POWERlab) in Lausanne, Switzerland, have built a nanodevice capable of producing high-power Terahertz (THz) waves.
March 27, 2020 by Alessandro Mascellino
Renesas' new reference designs for Xilinx's FPGAs and SoCs solve the issues of multiphase regulators. But how might they also speed up the design process for in-demand medical devices?
March 27, 2020 by Gary Elinoff
A number of companies are pumping out new edge AI technology—none of which explicitly state pandemic prediction or healthcare assistance as a use case. But with the overwhelming number of COVID-19 cases, might this new technology be used to that end?
March 25, 2020 by Gary Elinoff
From using drones to scold citizens for not wearing masks in public to deploying robot assistants in hospitals to deliver medical goods and conduct disinfection operations, China has been using a largely tech-led approach to tackle its coronavirus outbreak.
March 23, 2020 by Luke James