Items tagged with mems

One of the most peculiar tech stories that we have reported on in recent memory had to deal with a helium leak involving a newly installed MRI machine at a medical facility. Helium leaked in significant enough volumes to cause iPhones, iPads and even Apple Watches to fail throughout the building. At the time, it was suspected that all of the Apple devices were using a similar microelectromechanical system (MEMS) oscillator, which was made even more apparent given that Android devices within the building were completely unaffected. We first reported on the incident in mid-October, and yesterday, the original poster on reddit, Erik Wooldridge (harritaco), provided an update.  It... Read more...
If you've ever attempted to take a serious photograph with a cameraphone, you've probably come away disappointed a time or two. Or, perhaps even more. A lot of phones just don't have an advanced autofocusing system, so you're left with either blurry shots taken in haste, or shots that were missed completely because it couldn't focus on the subject in time. DigitalOptics Corporation is hoping to change that with the launch of mems|cam. It's described as a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) autofocus camera module for smartphones, with the modules said to "harness the performance advantages of MEMS technology to deliver dramatically improved speed, power, and precision in smartphone cameras."... Read more...