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ON Semiconductor has announced that it is acquiring and licensing mmWave technology for automotive radar applications developed by IBM’s Haifa research team. The acquisition positions ON Semiconductor to extend its leadership in automotive image sensors into the broader automotive sensing market.The radar technology is highly complementary to sensing cameras as it measures distance and object velocity even in poor visibility necessary for next-generation autonomous driving. The combination of these technologies also enables ON Semiconductor to address the growing trend of sensor fusion where multiple sensing technologies are used to improve accuracy and automotive safety.As a result of this acquisition ON Semiconductor now has a new Israel design center that reports directly into the automotive solutions division within the Image Sensor Group. The new design center is located in Haifa, Israel. It includes staff, equipment, research facilities and intellectual property. The team’s E-band designs meet the stringent European ETSI standard and include high output power for a Fixed Beam Silicon based chipset.
No. 19 UWF Sweeps No. 17 Nova Southeastern Chelsea Wilhoite (Photo by Ron Besser) Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida earned an especially satisfying 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-17) victory over No. 17 Nova Southeastern, improving to 5-5 with the win. The Argos avenged last season’s 2-3 loss to Nova at the South Region finals, and were led by juniors Chelsea Wilhoite (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny HS) and Jamie Nichols (Crawfordville, Fla./Wakulla HS) with 12 kills each. “That’s a monkey we’ve had on our back for 292 days, and I couldn’t be happier about earning the right to let it. It doesn’t take last year away, but it takes a little bit of the bite away,” said head coach Melissa Wolter.“I thought for the first time since we’ve come together as a group, that was the most confident and relaxed that I’ve seen our team play,” commented Wolter. “We talked in the locker room before the match about outplaying Nova, and I think defensively we did exactly that. We dug some balls tonight that I have not seen our team dig since we started the season.”Wilhoite swung at .385 on the match, while Patricia Gandolfo (Porto Alegre, Brazil/Missouri State-West Plains CC) posted a .400 clip on nine kills. Kara Gonzalez (St. Augustine, Fla./St. Augustine HS) had an outstanding match tallying eight kills at .300, stuffing her opponents on five occasions. Kimberly Clark (St. Petersburg, Fla./Hillsborough CC) led with 17 digs, as Tricia Tirabassi (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper HS) dished out 34 assists. The Argos as a whole outhit the Sharks .275 to .175. The Sharks put the first point on the board, but West Florida took a solid lead on a three point service run by Nichols. Nova made several comeback attempts, but the Argos controlled the remainder of the set and closed out on a service ace by Gonzalez.NSU again took the first point in set two, but this time took a lead that looked to be out of the Argos’ reach. A Wilhoite kill gave UWF the serve at 14-17, and the team chipped away at the lead and tied on Wilhoite’s ace. The teams battled to 23-23, and the Argos took advantage of a Sharks’ service error that led to a victory on a kill from Nichols. The Argos found themselves in a familiar 2-0 situation, and surrendered the first three points to Nova. West Florida, however, took a 9-8 lead on the swing of Gandolfo and never looked back. The Argos’ offense came alive, and the Sharks appeared to fall apart as Nichols again went three-point service run that included an ace. UWF cruised to a 25-17 win, and sealed the match on a block by Gonzalez and Clark. West Florida continues action in the Hemingway’s Regional Crossover on Friday, playing their first match of the day against No. 5 Tampa at 2pm. The Argos will finish the day at 7pm, facing region opponent Saint Leo. Both matches will be available online through live stats and broadcast. Print Friendly Version