Autonomous robots

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

SmartSleep with white noise (Image: Philips)

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

Edge Computing (Image: MIT)

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

Embedded Security (Image: Continental).

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 (Image: EPFL)

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

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 (Image: pixabay/Geralt Altmann)

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

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 Germany’s electronics industry

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

Thermometer against cyberattacks

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

Survey about AI

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

Rechargeable hand warmer

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

AMA Sensor technology

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 (Image: Fraunhofer ISC).

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

Dr. Takashi Mimura (Image: Kyoto Prize).

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 (Image: Fraunhofer IAF).

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

Health care

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

Medical Technology (Image: Sensimed).

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

microchip for tracking smart pills and biosensors (Image: Caltech)

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

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 Loihi

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

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 (Image: IFO Institute)

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 (Image: University of California, San Diego)

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