One of the reasons some technologies do not become fully mature or simply die off comes from a competition effect. If you are developing a technology based on the fact that some sensors are expensive, such is the case in some regimes for compressive sensing, then you are in a competition with not just similar technologies (different sampling techniques) but also with technologies that aim for a much cheaper sensor. Case in point, Randy pointed out to us this past week, the emergence of two or three CMOS based solutions for Terahertz imaging:
- Revisiting TeraTop-TeraTOP Aims to Revolutionize THz Imaging
- Exclusive Comments from Dr. Ken O at the University of Texas, Dallas,regarding CMOS and Terahertz
- New Research Could Mean Cellphones That Can See Through Walls
- A Cheap Terahertz Camera
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