Cypress Semiconductor's CapSense is based on Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) mixed signal arrays. It allows designers to integrate multiple functions, such as LED drivers and LCD displays, in addition to touch sensing. The PSoC solution also delivers such benefits as easy serial communications and ability to do trackpad and linear-slide applications. For more information go to CapSense sensor.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.