Semiconductor companies unite to make electronics 'see'

A bevy of semiconductor companies have teamed up to push the adoption of embedded technologies that can make electronics "see."

A bevy of semiconductor companies have teamed up to push the adoption of embedded technologies that can make electronics "see."

This so-called embedded vision equates to making all electronics more like Microsoft's Kinect gaming system.

More than 15 chipmakers---including Analog Devices, Nvidia, Texas Instruments and Freescale---formed the Embedded Vision Alliance (EVA). The group aims to make electronics and components more aware of their surroundings.

These embedded vision technologies will be targeted at various vertical markets such as healthcare, auto and industrial services. Microsoft has also said recently that it plans to apply the Kinect technology into more markets in the enterprise.

Embedded Vision Alliance (EVA) so far has modest goals. The EVA site will be a practical site to help engineers embed vision technology into their systems. Longer-term, EVA is planning standards, webinars and educational efforts.

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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