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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.5, May 2009

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest), No.5, May 2009

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3.   The Future of Image Sensors: Market and Technology Forecasts to 2014

4.   Variable Capacitance Sensing Technology Most Used for Pressure Transmitters

5.   Recently Published MEMS and Sensors Networks Related Books

6.   Subscribtion

7.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


Plus lots more information to be found on Sensors Web Portal: http://www.sensorsportal.com



Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal and Magazine (e-Digest), Vol. 104, No. 5, May 2009



Research Articles:


1. Biosensors Development Based on Potential Target of Conducting Polymers

    Ravindra P. Singh and Jeong-Woo Choi, pp.1-18

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2. Designing Binocular Stereo Omni-Directional Vision Sensors

    Yi-ping Tang, Chen-jun Pang, Yi-hua Zhu, pp.19 -32

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3. A Stainless Steel Electrode Phantom to Study the Forward Problem of Electrical Impedance
   Tomography (EIT)

   Tushar Kanti Bera and J. Nagaraju, pp.33-40

   [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4. Single-mode D-type Optical Fiber Sensor in Spectra Method at a Specific Incident Angle of 89°

    Ming-Hung Chiu, Po-Chin Chiu, Yi-Hsien Liu, Wei-Ding Zheng, pp.41-46

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5. Effect of Low Frequency Pulsed DC on Human Skin in Vivo: Resistance Studies in Reverse Iontophoresis

    Pavan Kumar Kathuroju and Nagaraju Jampana, pp. 47-57

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6. Low Frequency Noises of Hydrogen Sensors

    Zara Mkhitaryan, Ferdinand Gasparyan, Armine Surmalyan, pp. 58-67

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7. Fe2O3 - ZnO Based Gas Sensors

    L. A. Patil, pp. 68-75

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8. Effect of Yttria on Gas Sensitivity of Tungsten Trioxide

    M. H. Shahrokh Abadi, M. N. Hamidon, Rahman Wagiran, Abdul Halim Shaari, Norhisam Misron,
    Norhafizah Abdullah, pp.76-86

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Sensing Properties of Nanosized Sprayed CdIn2O4 Thin Films

    R. J. Deokate, R. R. Salunkhe, K. Y. Rajpure, pp.87-95

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10.Optimization of a Novel Humidity Sensing Mechanism Strip Length

    Souhil Kouda, Zohir Dibi, Abdelghani Dendouga, Samir Barra, pp.96-108

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11.Humidity Sensing Studies of WO3-ZnO Nanocomposite

    N. K. Pandey, Anupam Tripathi, Karunesh Tiwari, pp.109-118

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


12.Electrochemical Reduction of Potassium Ferricyanide Mediated by Magnesium Diboride
     Modified Carbon Electrode

    WeeTee Tan, Farhan Yusri and Zulkarnain Zainal, pp.119-127

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]



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 Bullet Sensors Web Portal Up-Date Briefs



  • New issue of Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol.104, Issue 5, May 2009 is in the DIGEST section with products news

  • Magnetic Microsystems: Mag-MEMS - recently published book describing the basic concepts behind magnetic microsystems

  • Security in RFID and Sensor Network - complete with several detailed case studies, this essential reference includes practical examples for intuitive understanding and necessary information to assist professionals, engineers, and researchers



Bullet New Published MEMS and Sensors Networks Related Books


Magnetic Microsystems: Mag-MEMS

by Orphee Cugat, Gilbert Reyne, Jerome Delamare


Security in RFID and Sensor Network

by Yan Zhang, Paris Kitsos


Magnetic Microsystem: Mag-MEMS book's cover

Publisher: ISTE Publishing Company

Hardcover: 576 pages

Pubdate: 30 May 2009

ISBN: 1905209819


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Security in RFID and Sensor Network book's cover

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Hardcover: 560 pages

Pubdate: 13 April 2009

ISBN: 1420068393


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Bullet The Future of Image Sensors: Market and Technology Forecasts to 2014


The worldwide image sensor market currently involves over 11 billion devices with a market value of over $7.5 billion. After a short period of downturn, the market is forecast to pick up steam by 2012 and exhibit robust growth rates through to 2014. The Future of Image Sensors provides five-year market forecasts for image sensors broken down by end-use application, region and device type. The report provides market forecasts for the period 2008-14 and details key technologies, end-use sectors, geographic markets and company activity. This report is designed to help those in the image sensor business meet today's challenges as well as plan for the next upswing in demand.



Steve Hill

Head of Global Business Development

Tel.:+44(0)1372 8022025

E-mail: stephen.hill@pira-international.com



Bullet Variable Capacitance Sensing Technology Most Used for Pressure Transmitters


Natick, Massachusetts – Electronic pressure-sensing devices that employed variable capacitance-sensing technology continue to dominate process applications. According to recent research from VDC Research Group, in 2008 45.7% of electronic pressure-sensing devices were of variable capacitance-sensing technology, and this percentage share is expected to continue to grow steadily at a rate of 2.6% per year through 2013.


“Electronic pressure transmitters and transducers that operate on variable capacitance-sensing technology use relatively little current, which make these ideally suited for battery-powered operations,” the study notes.


Resonant solid state, silicon-on-insulator and diffused/ion-implanted piezoresistive-sensing technologies were also widely implemented in 2008 and are forecast to account for a major share of the worldwide electronic pressure transmitter market in 2013.


“Along with pressure range and sensitivity, common criteria that are considered important during sensor selection for a given application are physical size, cost, accuracy, temperature performance, reliability, long-term stability, and media compatibility,” added VDC Research’s Tim Shea.


Current worldwide shipment shares of electronic process pressure transmitters by major sensing technologies (Percentages of US Dollar Volumes) is shown in Figure below:


Shares of electronic process pressure transmitters by major sensing technologies


For more information about VDC’s Electronic Pressure Transmitters and Transducers: Global Market Analysis, Tenth Edition, contact:

Tim Shea, Account Executive, 508.653.9000 ext. 119, tims@vdcresearch.com


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