electronica 2020

November 10-13, 2018

Wishing you a relaxing holiday season and an exciting new year!

Before the year draws to a close, we would like to thank you for your lively interest in our blog… more

The most important technology trends 2020

The final weeks before the end of the year belong to the analysts. But before the tea leaves can tell… more

XMAS for Techies

The festival of love and presents is just around the corner. Yet what should you give your “favorite engineer” for… more

Engineering labor market: Cooled down, but not cold

With delay comes a dip in the economy, even for the specialist job market. Two current studies are showing the… more

Thermoelements: World record material supplies sensors with “green” power

Energy efficiency is one of the most crucial tasks that we face in the 21st century. This effort also includes… more

Wake-up receiver: Electronics in “hibernation”

Although electronic systems use lots of electricity, they can also help to minimize energy use. With a wake-up chip for… more

Invent a Chip: Microelectronics produced by the next generation

Secondary school students took part in a globally unique microelectronic development competition for the 18th time. The winners recently picked… more

German electric air taxis take to the skies

Two German air taxi companies have announced successful “air trips” at virtually the same time. German automakers are also going… more

Dr. Michael Töpper/Fraunhofer IZM: Will Chiplets Revive Moore’s law?

Scientists, the industry, the stock market… – in short: everyone is getting excited about chiplets. These are individual modules that,… more

Electronic skin: “Body sensation” for robots

In industry, robots are already working safely alongside humans without any protective fences. However, more “feeling” is desired for robots… more

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 for battery researchers

The Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Congratulations from electronica!

Silicon carbide for mass production

For many years, silicon carbide (SiC) has been treated as a “dangerous” rival to silicon – at least in the… more

Lithium-ion technology: lots of life left

The true potential of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries is still waiting to be tapped. A doubling of the battery’s capacity appears… more

Explainable Artificial Intelligence: A peek inside the black box

Results provided by neural networks can have a massive impact on the people who use them. Therefore, they must be… more

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