Austriamicrosystems (www.austriamicrosystems.com) has introduced its 50V CMOS high voltage (HV) process, a fully modular proprietary extension of the 0.35 µm CMOS technology that enables high performance/high current applications. The new purely CMOS-based HV process is achieved with 17 to 19 masks, compared with 23 to 25 in conventional processes, and allows optimum re-use of low-voltage CMOS IP.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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