Market and Trends

Skills revolution

So is digitalization not costing jobs after all?

Robots are assuming tasks in the workplace, not replacing people. At least not in this country anyway. This latest insight… more

Industrial Wearables

TREND Industrial Wearables: Digital “laborers” for analog workers

Even Industry 4.0 is not possible without manual labor. In the future, however, this will be more productive, safer and… more

IIoT

TREND IIoT: The year of the breakthrough

Companies are still experiencing initial difficulties when carrying out IoT projects. However, two recent studies show that this could all… more

Thermoelectric effect. (Image: Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IoT platforms (Image: pixabay/Gerd Altmann).

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

E-Mobility BMW i Vision Dynamicsals Tesla-Killer (Image: BMW)

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

Automated driving with Audi AI traffic jam pilot (Image: Audi)

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

Smart City (Image: pixabay Speedy McVroom)

Smart City made in Germany

What has made Vienna the “smartest” city of 2017 is to also finally find its way into German cities. A… more

Softwarte Obsolescence

Software obsolescence: the underestimated risk

Nothing is possible without software. And like hardware, software is changing all the time. These changes can soon pose a… more

IT job market 2017 (Image: DEKRA)

IT job market 2017: Software overtakes hardware

Software developers are the needle in the current employment haystack. That is according to the latest DEKRA Employment Market Report…. more

Tactile internet with 5G (Image: pixabay/Gerd Altmann)

TREND Tactile Internet: The magic of real time

5G is more than just a new mobile standard. By enabling haptic communications, it will have a marked impact on… more

Smart Grid (Image: Baden-Württemberg)

TREND Smart Grids: Intelligence boost for energy networks

Intelligent sensor systems or self-learning machines will revolutionize many industries. The energy industry too is increasingly seeing an opportunity to… more

Battery cells from A123 Systems, China (Image: Porsche)

Battery cells “Made in Germany”

Daimler tried it once years ago—building a cell factory in Germany. But it threw in the towel in 2015. Now… more

Power supply for medical implants (Image: KAIST).

TREND Medical Electronics: Self-powered implants

Up until now, annoying cables or batteries have kept medical implants running. In the future however, humans will provide the… more

Tire pressure sensors (Image: Continental)

TREND Embedded: “Intelligent” rubber

Tires are the most important link between a vehicle and the road. In the future they should therefore be able… more

Intelligent Sensors (Image: AG Silicon Germany).

TREND Intelligent sensors: Smart and “Industry 4.0 Ready”

Every “thing” needs a sensor. However, in the industrial IoT environment, it shall be able to do more than just… more

NVIDIA for autonomous driving (Image: NVIDIA).

TREND Autonomous Driving: Engine on, eyes closed?

For decades, only car manufacturers knew the secret ingredients for producing sleek vehicles. But now, the wizards from Silicon Valley… more