Monthly Archives October 2012

The Future of Healthcare? Technology Detects Cancer in Blood

Interesting read about technology and healthcare as part of the Asian Innovation Awards 2012, in The Wall Street Journal. As part of the fight against cancer, scientists say studying circulating tumor cells in the bloodstream can provide clues about the spread of cancer and may even possibly help manage the disease. Read Read More

Posted by Pieter van Nuenen  /   October 31, 2012  /   Posted in Uncategorized  /   No Comments

SESAMES Awards 2012 – three NXP finalists

A very well known part of Cartes & Identification are the SESAMES Awards, recognizing the best technological innovations of the smart card and identification industry in ten categories.  NXP already scored a big achievement in 2011, being the most successful company with two award winners and one finalist. The 2012 Read More

Posted by Michael Maader  /   October 29, 2012  /   Posted in Events, Identification, Innovation, Uncategorized  /   No Comments

Standards conflict in power line communications

Have conflicting standards and over-regulation delayed the take-up of Power Line Communication (PLC) technology and prevented it becoming an all-pervasive communications medium? Power line communication (PLC) is an umbrella term that embraces various systems that use the electric power distribution network to carry some form of data. Other, more general, Read More

Posted by Derek Rye  /   October 26, 2012  /   Posted in Innovation  /   No Comments

Internet of Things driving semiconductor industry

NXP recently hosted a special Innovation Day for Europe’s leading electronics journalists. The event was held in the impressive Beurs van Berlage venue in Amsterdam, the site of the former Dutch stock exchange. As well as hearing about NXP’s visionary position in areas of innovation including the Internet of Things (IoT), Read More

Posted by Pieter van Nuenen  /   October 26, 2012  /   Posted in Enabling Technologies, News  /   1 Comments

Could NFC redefine how we interact with books in the future?

“Catch The Sun” – The world’s first NFC book The world’s first fully integrated NFC book, “Catch The Sun” has just been launched at The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest ballooning event. At the fiesta, American balloonist Mark Sullivan received the very first copy of the high-tech book, Read More

Posted by Pieter van Nuenen  /   October 15, 2012  /   Posted in Identification, Identification Featured, Social  /   No Comments

NXP Innovation Summit

Kicking off this Sunday (October 14), NXP will be holding its Innovation Summit in Amsterdam, where the company comes together to share ideas and experience the latest demos developed by our R&D teams. Over three days, a total of 95 presenters and showcase owners will present their work, boosting NXP’s Read More

Posted by Pieter van Nuenen  /   October 12, 2012  /   Posted in Social  /   No Comments

Many Happy Returns to the LED!

It was fifty years ago today, on October 9, 1962, that Nick Holonyak Jr. demonstrated a red visible-spectrum gallium arsenide phosphide (GaAsP) LED to his colleagues at General Electric. There were other important breakthroughs in the field of electroluminescence earlier in the 20th century, but it was Holonyak that become Read More

Posted by Richard Stockdill  /   October 09, 2012  /   Posted in News  /   No Comments

Kick off Novio Tech Campus

On October 3, 2012, the parties involved in the development of the Novio Tech Campus celebrated the kick off the Novio Tech Campus Nijmegen, Netherlands. The first spade will soon be put into the ground, converting part of the existing industrial area “Winkelsteeg” into a new technological business park in Nijmegen Read More

Posted by Pieter van Nuenen  /   October 03, 2012  /   Posted in News, Social  /   No Comments

NXP at European Microwave Week 2012

We’re already getting excited about the fantastic range of RF and microwave technologies we’ll be showcasing at this year’s European Microwave Week in Amsterdam, 29th October-2nd November. It promises to be a great event, with an estimated 1,700 conference delegates, over 500 visitors and over 250 exhibitors in attendance.  We’ll Read More

Posted by Pieter van Nuenen  /   October 03, 2012  /   Posted in Events  /   No Comments