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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.6 June 2010

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest) and Journal, Vol.117, Issue 6, June 2009

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3.   New Sensors Related Books

4.   Strategic Analysis of the Sensors Market in Europe

5.   Subscription

6.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


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Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal and Magazine (e-Digest),
Vol. 117, No. 6, June 2010



Research Articles


1). A Holistic Approach to Automated Synthesis of Mixed-technology Digital MEMS Sensors Part 1:
    Layout Synthesis of MEMS Component with Distributed Mechanical Dynamics,

    Chenxu Zhao and Tom J. Kazmierski, pp.1-15

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2) A Holistic Approach to Automated Synthesis of Mixed-technology Digital MEMS Sensors Part 2:
   Synthesis of a MEMS System with Associated Control Loop,

    Chenxu Zhao and Tom J. Kazmierski, pp.16-28

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3) Realization of a Solid-Propellant based Microthruster Using Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics,

    Jaya Thakur, Rudra Pratap, Yannick Fournier, Thomas Maeder, Peter Ryser, pp.29-40

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4) A Numerical Approach to Investigate of Pull-In Phenomenon of Circular Micro Plate Subjected to Nonlinear Electrostatic Pressure,

   Farzad Choobdar Rahim, pp.41-49

   [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5) Surface Electromyographic Sensor for Human Motion Estimation Based on Arm Wrestling Robot,

    Zhen Gao and Dan Zhang, pp.50-61

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6) Study of Microstructural Parameters of Screen Printed ZnO Thick Film Sensors,

    A. V. Patil, C. G. Dighavkar, S. K. Sonawane, U. P. Shinde, S. J. Patil and R. Y. Borse, pp.62-70

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7) Development of Analytical Results for the Fluidic Self-alignment Torque on a Silicon Die,

    R. C. Woods, pp.71-77

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8) Metrology of Temperature Transducer based on Raman Effect,

    Bogdan Stadnyk, Sviatoslav Yatsyshyn, Oleh Seheda, pp.78-84

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9) Compensation of a Primary Transducer Resistance Alteration by Changing the Amplitude-Frequency Characteristics of a Noise-Thermometer Input Circle,

    Bogdan Stadnyk, Ihor Mykytyn, pp.85-91

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10)Effect of Different Post Deposition Annealing Treatments on Properties of Zinc Oxide Thin Films,

    Arti Arora, Anil Arora, P. J. George, V. K. Dwivedi, Vinay Gupta, pp.92-98

   [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11)Development of Ultrasonic Transmission-Mode Tomography for Water-Particles Flow,

    Mohd Hafiz Fazalul Rahiman, Ruzairi Abdul Rahim, pp.99-105

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


12)Influence of Temperature on Current-Voltage Characteristics and Noise of Hydrogen Sensors,

    Z. H. Mkhitaryan, V. M. Aroutiounian, A. A. Durgaryan, pp.106-111

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


13)Thermo-oxidation in Arauco and Arbequina Extra-virgin Olive Oil. Changes in Odour using and Electronic Nose and SPME-GC-FID,

    Valeria Messina, Andrea Biolatto, Adriana Descalzo, Ana Sancho, Noemí E. Walsöe de Reca, pp.112-119

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


14)Effect of SiO2 Overlayer on WO3 Sensitivity to Ammonia,

    Vibha Srivastava and Kiran Jain, pp.120-128

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]



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Bullet New Published Sensors Related Books



Smart Sensor with Network Plug and Play Capabilities: Universal Plug
and Play Sensor Network

by Igor Sharovar


Sensor Level Plug and Measure: with Non Plug and Play Sensors

by Johannes Schabauer


Smart Sensor with Network Plug and Play Capabilities

Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Mülle

Paperback: 144 pages

Pubdate: 10 February 2010

ISBN: 3639230914


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Sensor Level Plug and Measure: with Non Plug and Play Sensors

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers


Pubdate: 30 December 2009

ISBN: 1607413140


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Bullet Strategic Analysis of the Sensors Market in Europe


     Frost & Sullivan, June 2010



New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, 'Strategic Analysis of the Sensors Market in Europe,' finds that the market earned revenues of $12.5billion in 2009 and estimates this to reach $19.0billion in 2016. This report covers different sensor types such as level, pressure, flow, temperature, MEMS accelerometer, MEMS pressure, MEMS gyroscope, MEMS microphone, and others. New and emerging sensors have also been covered.


Taking into account the climate change and growing environmental consciousness, sensors that can help users achieve greater energy efficiency are likely to be more popular than the ones used in other applications. In the current economic scenario, the rising costs of energy are making a robust case for sensors that promote energy savings. Wireless sensors, which help save on operation and maintenance costs and thereby, lower the total cost of ownership are also expected to be in huge demand.


Frost & Sullivan industry analyst V. Sankaranarayanan comments: "Elimination of battery or using rechargeable battery seemed to be the main focus of sensor manufacturers. Battery-less sensors or sensor products that can work on rechargeable batteries, or sensors that can work by harvesting energy, are expected to find considerable uptake."


Sensor manufacturers will be looking to deal with the post-downturn economic climate by finding new growth markets and applications, especially for the mature segments. The market, particularly the micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) accelerometer segment, is also likely to get a boost with favourable regulations and mandates.


Sankaranarayanan adds: "Manufacturers across all sensor segments are challenged to live up to the diverse expectations of various end users and correspondingly differentiate themselves from the competition. As a result, customers will see manufacturers as delivering a unique product that is not offered by other manufacturers."


Manufacturers can extend this advantage by creating considerable consumer awareness about new and emerging technologies such as wireless and smart sensors. End users should be aware of the long-term benefits of sensor technology and its role in realising a greener environment or reducing carbon emissions.


Sophisticated technologies, however, cost almost twice as much as traditional technologies, which deters end users. Sankaranarayanan notes: "Innovation and providing value-added features are considered crucial elements to overcome price pressure."


For more information, visit www.frost.com



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