Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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

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

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

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

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

NEMS sensor

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

AI Chip

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

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

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

5g

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

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

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

Connected textiles

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

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

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

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

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

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 operating concepts

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

tech sector

“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

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

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

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

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

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