electronica 2018

November 13-16, 2018


Better to be artificially intelligent than naturally stupid

When it comes to “life and limb”, Germans remain skeptical as regards artificial intelligence. But a recent study shows that… more


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Another exciting “electronic” year is drawing to a close. It could eventually go down in history as the “year of… more


Multifunctional hand warmer: Xmas for Techies

Cold hands and empty smartphones – that sounds like winter. For both problems there are a whole range of chic… more


The future of sensor technology

The impact of sensors on the industry and our society is steadily growing. And completely new applications keep getting brought… more


Battery management: innovative “tank display” for batteries

Empty batteries are easy to recognize However, it is much more complicated to know the charge status between full and… more


Japanese “Nobel Prize” for High-Speed Transistors

The semi-conductor engineer Dr. Takashi Mimura has been honored for his life’s work in the old Japanese imperial city with… more


Hetero-integration: Cherry-picking for better chips

The combination of different semiconductor technologies on one chip promises greater performance and functionality in high-frequency and power electronics, for… more


TREND Health care: Tech giants with solutions for diabetes

The medical and pharmaceutical industry is no longer alone in the fight against common illnesses such as diabetes. Apple, Google… more


TREND MEMS: The invisible doctors

Tiny microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have been used in countless electronic devices for a long time now. However, only now are… more


Unique microchip tracks smart pills and biosensors

New technology gives tracking capabilities to medical devices inside the body. That is critical for the function of biosensors and… more


Aibo – the legend makes a comeback

Fans of robodog Aibo have had to wait 10 years for its return. But now the wait is over, and… more


Neuromorphic chip mimics human brain

Lots of companies have created hardware for AI chores. By simulating human brain now neuromorphic chips can speed up machine… more


Biodegradable electronics for active implants

Electronics should function reliably for as long as possible. However, implants that dissolve in the body after they have done… more


Electric vehicles: Job killer or job driver?

The current reorientation towards electromobility is already having a visible effect on jobs in the automotive industry. The south of… more


Chemical sensors: “Smart” ring for protection against external threats

Wearables are now an integral part of the tech world. They not only measure all manner of vital data but… more


Audiobooks with paper loudspeakers

A photo book incorporating the sound of the sea and birdsong, a novel with spoken dialog – this is all… more


Nobel Prize for Physics: The most sensitive “sensor” in the world

Supermassive black holes with masses millions of times that of the sun emit gravitational waves when they collide that can… more


IoT: Five forecasts for the next year

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing quickly. Very quickly. In the future, we can look forward to vast numbers… more


Passive WiFi: Transmitting data with almost no electricity

Wireless communication with increasingly negligible energy consumption—it sounds almost too good to be true. And yet the idea is as… more


Using embedded software strategically

Embedded software is developing into a strategic tool that companies use to compete. Structures and budgets for hardware and software… more


A generation donation for single-atom electronics

Electronic components with the size of an atom are nothing new, but until now they only existed in the laboratory…. more


TREND E-Mobility: Tesla killer wanted!

The diesel scandal, the CO2 dilemma and improved batteries deliver a charge to electromobility. But many of the concept cars… more


The hardware Trojan: The “Greek” virus

Unlike its software counterpart, manipulated hardware enjoys a dangerous existence in the shadows. However, the threat that Trojans present to… more


TREND Automated Driving: The “German” AI button

For years, automakers in Germany have been accused of missing out on trends. However, when it comes to autonomous driving,… more


Over-the-air update: Securing cars over their lifetime

The cars that most people buy today will forever run the same software. In the future over-the-air updates keep them… more