electronica 2018

November 13-16, 2018


Self-organization: origami for microelectronics

Smaller is better – also and especially in microelectronics. For this to remain feasible in the future, an astounding “folding… more


Electrical engineers defy the economic lull

Reports about job cuts are increasing. However, engineers and computer scientists have little to worry about: they are being employed… more


Mobility concepts: self-driving cars with acceptance problems

Driving without a human driver will be possible in the not too distant future. But many of the intended users… more


Energy storage: battery boom with no end in sight

Batteries keep our increasingly “electronic” lives running. This ensures an apparently unceasing demand for them. In other words: the future… more


Embedded machine learning: micro-intelligence for sensors

The mission of electronics is to simplify our lives in the future. Artificial intelligence (AI) will certainly play a major… more


Ultrasound-based gesture recognition

Speech is probably the most natural interface between man and machine. However, rather “unhuman” solutions are being offered for dealing… more


“Minor” boom for German tech sector

Muted economic outlooks can’t frighten the technology industry since several megatrends will provide some real momentum by 2022.


Air taxis: Taking off with plug & fly

Public transport of the future will also take to the skies. But there is one missing ingredient standing in the… more


Combination sensors for light, heat and touch

Robot developers and physicians have been working for a long time on the idea of electronically reproducing the functions of… more


Keyless: Car keys can be a pain in the neck

Something which has been the norm in car sharing clubs for quite some time could soon also be used by… more


Grid expansion: Renewable energy on “old” power lines

The energy transformation in Germany urgently needs new power lines to transport wind power generated along the northern coast to… more


MXene: “Earthy” batteries produced by 3D printers

Lithium-ion batteries are now supplying power to “electricity eaters” around the world. But they are not doing so to everybody’s… more


Ultra-low power: More steam for smart robots

Swarms of robots would already be able to fulfill complex missions today if it wasn’t for the eternal problem of… more


Biohybrid systems: Robots dance in the beehive

Bees are increasingly falling victim to deadly environmental conditions. For this reason, “smart cities” for insects should be established to… more


“Unique” skin cream from a mini factory

What skin type are you – greasy, dry or mixed? If a cream is to have maximum effect, it must… more


Salary Report – Electronics Industry 2019: More money for everyone

Which engineers in the electronics industry are the most highly paid? The Salary Report 2019 from Interconsult gives an insight… more


Food scanners take on the throw-away society

Mountains of edible food are thrown away every year. Consumers are one of the chief culprits here, along with industry… more


Triboelectricity: “Hair-raising” electricity

In areas such as the development of implants, IoT nodes, or electronic bandages, it is often difficult to ensure a… more


Transistor No. 9: The birth of microelectronics in Germany

One of the world’s first transistors found its way to Germany around seventy years ago, marking the start of the… more


“AI made in Europe” booming with investment?

The market for artificial intelligence also boasts impressively high growth rates in Europe. However, despite this, companies making investments in… more


Band-aids to prevent care collapse

Digitalization provides valuable services in outpatient and inpatient care. It is also the key to a leading self-determined life in… more


Electromobility 2019: breakthrough delayed

China passed the magic figure of one million new electric vehicle registrations last year. Germany is far from reaching this… more


Christmas for techies

It will be Christmas soon. The time has come to think about what you can give your favorite engineer, your… more


Hearables: the coach in your ear

Smart headphones look like being the next big thing. Whether it’s headphones or a hearing aid, in the near future… more


Magnet sensors: The navigation finger

Before long, you will not need any type of map to find your way. That’s because an electronic skin will… more