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54 PCB007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2018 'Micro-ized' High-Tech Yet Fashionable Jewelry is Emerging E Apple Inc., known for its design sophistication, elegance, and component density, set a new standard with its iPhone X; it utilizes stacked printed circuit boards (PCBs), which is a first for smartphones. Tiny Electronics Could Solve Security Issues E A University of Sydney engineer has devel- oped a new nanotechnology-based component that could sit at the heart of anti-counterfeit- ing technologies for the fashion and defence industries and fraud-proof verification tech- niques for online machines. Inspired by Nature: Design for New Electrode Could Boost Supercapacitors' Performance E Mechanical engineers from the UCLA Hen- ry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and four other institutions have de- signed a super-efficient and long-lasting elec- trode for supercapacitors EPTE Newsletter: Nano Tech 2018 and Printable Electronics E Nano Tech 2018 was held at Tokyo Big Sight on February 14. The three-day show is one of the largest events for nanotechnologies. Magnetic E-Skins Usher in New Era in Sensor Engineering E A team of researchers has developed the first- ever magnet-sensitive electronics that can track body movements, opening exciting pros- pects for a wide range of industries. Student Develops Novel Low-Cost, High- Performance Transmitter for Radar E A Khalifa University Master's student has de- veloped a novel wideband transmitter that can receive and transmit high-frequency radio waves at a much lower cost and physical foot- print than traditional radar technology. A Power Boost for Mobile Technologies E Imagine you're shopping on your iPad for a new merino wool sweater. When you visit a retail site, you not only see countless views of your prospective purchase, you can reach out and feel the texture of the fabric. High Demand for Wearable Lifestyle Devices Drives Growth E The high demand for wearable lifestyle devic- es is one of the major factors driving the glob- al wearable sensors market. Consumers use smartwatches, smart bands, and smart rings to monitor daily fitness and health, to track activ- ities, listen to music, watch virtual/3D videos, play virtual games, and access social network- ing websites. Electronics Industry News and Market Highlights

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