electronica 2018

November 13-16, 2018

The independent chip

Despite countless transistors, today’s chips are not prepared for all the challenges of digitalization. In the future, they will also… more

Autonomous bikes: Call a Bike

Thousands of hire bikes are increasingly clogging up European cities. In order to put an end to the parking chaos,… more

Smart Fashion: Pretty electronic

Smartphones, smart homes, and smart watches are already almost old-fashioned. Smart fashion is the new trend. In two weeks’ time… more

Thermoelectric effect: Ancient effect with large and small impacts

All over the world heat fizzles out unused. But that needn’t be the case. Thermoelectric “energy harvesting” could generate any… more

Autonomous robots on skis

There’s no getting away from the Olympics. Even robots are contributing to the spectacle in South Korea. And in a… more

White noise for deep sleep

A new headband technology lets you feel rested and refreshed. It boosts slow wave brain activity to enhance the time… more

TREND Edge Computing: Intelligence at the edges

Cloud-based AI offer an easy route to deploy artificial intelligence technology. But when it’s a question of milliseconds, decisions need… more

TREND Automotive: Embedded Security by Design

Cars that were once closed systems are now increasingly exposed to threats from outside attackers. And the consequences for the… more

Vanadium dioxide: “Godly” material for undemanding electronics

In the future, low-power electronics could benefit from the amazing properties of a well-known material. An EU project involving leading… more

Reinforcement Learning: Virtuell worm trained to balance a pole

Machine Learning or a living being? The neural system of a nematode was translated into computer code – and then… more

Cognitive sensors in production processes

Cognitive systems are the nerve cells of the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). They must be able to identify and… more

Parking Assistant : When slippers park

To sell high tech to men or women, you have to somehow bring its qualities to life. Japanese companies have… more

ZVEI: Electronics industry ready to set new records

Germany’s electronics industry is unstoppable. After last year’s excellent results, Germany’s Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI) is also optimistic… more

Thermometer against cyberattacks

It is not just games and summers of the century that make processors break out in a sweat. Hacker attacks… more

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