electronica 2020

November 10-13, 2018


Ferroelectric materials: High-performance nylon capacitors

Nylon isn’t bulky and it “polarizes”. The material has been used to make stockings for around eighty years, and now… more


World’s smallest NEMS sensor made from graphene

Graphene, the “miracle material,” has become a talking point once again. This time, as a material for high-accuracy acceleration sensors… more


World’s largest AI chip with 1.2 trillion transistors

A huge processor has been designed to slash the training time of the “deepest” neural networks from months to minutes…. more


Digital transformation: Management 4.0

The topic of digitalization is “rampant” throughout companies. This trend is linked to a wide range of uncertainties, thus demanding… more


Particle measurement: “Singing” sensors against air pollution

Fine particulate air pollution in cities throughout Europe is to be reduced. But to do this, the local authorities need… more


First 5G construction site in Germany

Self-driving excavators, a wireless 5G network with a construction site cloud and intelligent tools – this is how digitalized construction… more


Chip industry: boom thanks to AI

After a weak 2019, the semiconductor industry should return to growth next year. According to a new study carried out… more


Hyperloop: Traveling throughout Europe by tube

From Brussels to Barcelona in just 30 minutes – sound fanciful? This could become reality in the not too distant… more


Connecting textiles: smart living 4.0

Living spaces should be attractive – but they need to be functional at the same time. For instance, with the… more


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