electronica 2020

November 10-13, 2018


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


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