What are the topics are covered? There’s a DIY hearing aid from Georgia Tech, Infineon sensors, an Electronica CEO round table, Moortec’s sale to Synopsys and Korean unhappiness with 5G performance…
5. DIY hearing aid for the many costs just a few dollars
From Georgia Tech has emerged a hearing aid design that can be built for a few dollars from easily obtained parts. Worn around the neck in a 3d printed case, the ‘LoCHAid’ proof-of-concept is designed to be manufactured and repaired where conventional hearing aids are priced beyond the reach of most citizens, according to the university, which added that it is expected to meet most of the World Health Organisation’s targets for hearing aids aimed at mild to moderate age-related hearing loss.
4. Electronica: Infineon focuses on sensors
Tomorrow, at the virtual Electronica, Infineon will be focusing on sensors with an emphasis on smart buildings and consumer life. Products and application examples will be digitally presented and explained in detail, including presentations, e-learnings, infographics, videos, 360° views and useful downloads. After the live program ends on 12 November, all information on the sensor highlights will be available on demand.
3. Electronica: CEO Round Table
The Electronica CEO Round Table took place this morning with, traditionally, the CEOs of Europe’s Big Three chip companies – Infineon, ST and NXP. Making up a four was Gunther Kegel, CEO of Pepperl and Fuchs. It soon became clear that the CEOs picked up on the infection early on from their Chinese operations and acted quickly to put in defences. Jean-Marc Chery, COOJean-Marc Chery of ST heard about it from an ST Shenzhen facility while at a financial road show in London.
2. Moortec bought by Synopsys
Moortec, the Plymouth on-chip monitoring IP specialist, has been bought by Synopsys. Synopsys rolled out its Silicon Lifecycle Management (SLM) platform last month and the Moortec technology adds an important element to provide a broad range of monitors and sensors for more detailed visibility into the chip’s operation. Moortec’s PVT sensors are claimed to be the most advanced in the industry and represent a critical part of that needed visibility.
1. Koreans unhappy with 5G performance
Koreans are unhappy with 5G performance and are switching back to 4G, reports the Nikkei. “As many as 562,656 people have switched from 5G to LTE,” says a member of Korea’s National Assembly, Hong Jung-min, who sits on the country’s Science, ICT, Broadcasting and Communications Committee. That represents about 6.5% of total 5G subscribers at SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – the three Korean networks.