Market and Trends

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

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

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

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.

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

salary report 2019

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

AI made in Europe

“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

Electromobility 2019

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

Tech hubs

Tech hubs: the battle for the brightest minds

In the digital economy, cities and locations around the world are competing for talented tech specialists. After all, they are… more

Tech Trends 2019

The Top Tech Trends 2019

Every year starting in fall, analyst firms try to predict the near future. Gartner is the first this year to… more

electronica Trend Index 2018

electronica Trend Index 2018 – Consumers’ thoughts on AI, robots, and digital security

81% of consumers all around the world would like “electronic devices of the future” to make their lives easier. However,… more

LTE-V2X

LTE-V2X: “Automobile” direct communication on trial

Traffic networking promises more safety, more energy efficiency, and fewer emissions. To do this, the first commercial technology connects automobiles… more

Startups

More cash for European startups

The latest EY Startup Barometer shows that there is more capital and more funding available for young companies on the… more

Cybersecurity

TREND Cybersecurity: Attacks on private households

Energy efficiency, security, and comfort – these are just some of the attractions of a smart home. But unfortunately, this “networked”… more

embedded vision

TREND Embedded Vision: The “Eye” of AI

High computing performance and low power consumption in mini format – it’s not surprising that embedded vision has become the… more


Cyber security for patient data: data security in medicine

Digitalization is leading to permanent changes within the health care sector. It promises better patient care, makes doctors’ work easier… more

Telemedicine

Telemedicine saves lives “for the first time”

In spite of promising projects, telemedicine is still not part of regular care. However, a study which for the first… more

Retrofit Kit

Retrofit kit for autonomous driving

Anyone who’s reluctant to give up their “old” car needn’t go without autonomous features. New retrofit kits will relieve drivers… more

Autonomous Commercial Vehicles

TREND Autonomous Commercial Vehicles: Robo trucks at the depot

While everyone is talking about self-propelled juggernauts on our streets, the autonomous revolution is actually taking place almost unnoticed in… more

Battery cells from A123 Systems, China (Image: Porsche)

TREND Rechargeable Batteries: “Developing Country” Germany

The German automotive industry does not normally involve itself with the key technology of rechargeable batteries. New battery technology might… more

electronica Trend Index 2018

electronica Trend Index 2018: Electronics of the future

Electronic devices are increasingly performing more and more functions in our personal and professional lives. But just what do “residents… more

Explainable AI

TREND Explainable AI: Behind the scenes

Researchers at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence recently received the NVIDIA Pioneer Award for their What do Deep… more

Neuromorphic Computing

TREND Neuromorphic Computing: Brain-like hardware

Deep learning helped AI to its breakthrough. Now the next jump in performance may come from much more brain-like hardware-based… more