Market and Trends


IIoT Technologies – the Next Level

An Article by Ingo Becker Digitalization creates versatile growth. Digital transformation of companies ensures increasing global networking of industries as… more

Innovation (Image: pixabay/Gerd Altmann).

95 percent of innovative ideas flop

Certainly, an amazing idea is a good start. However, in the final analysis, other factors decide whether it can be… more

Data Scientist (Image: pixabay/Gerd Altmann).

Data Scientist wanted!

Analysis of the enormous volume of data has become a key to company success. This is why data experts are… more

TREND Smart Home

TREND Smart home: Homes that think for themselves

In the future, smart homes will ensure more security and convenience with lower energy costs. But they will also satisfy… more

TREND Smart City

TREND Smart City: Welcome to the AI city

By 2030, more than two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Without artificial intelligence the collapse of… more

SMEs meet startups

SMEs meet startups

SMEs are actually quite open to collaborating with startups. However, if the two don’t accidentally meet, in many cases things… more

automatica Trend Index 2018

automatica Trend Index 2018: Robots taking over the workplace

Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) make production faster, more reliable, and cheaper. But are humans to be left standing? 7,000… more

Digitalization IoT Service Button

Digitization at the push of a button

Many companies have problems when it comes to digitization. A new easy-to-use “IoT Service Button” could now make any object… more

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