Impact – Developer Communities live at Electronica

Millions of technology innovators and developers worldwide use online communities to present their projects, business ideas and discuss everything around… more


Lab-on-a-Chip: Mega analyses in micro spaces

A lab-on-a-chip (LoC) is a microfluidic analysis system that combines various laboratory diagnostics methods on a single component that is… more


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


Medical electronics: Healthier with sensors

From quantum sensors to sensor pills that you swallow to soft sensors that can be printed on gummy bears: new… more


Vehicle to grid: electric cars as electricity suppliers

There is a great deal of skepticism as regards vehicle to grid concepts. However, approaches designed to extend the working… more


Intelligent light for cars: multipixel LED, flexible OLED and lasers

Engineers are developing new light technologies for cars all the time. The aim is to come up with headlights that… more


Smart bridges for connected infrastructure

Bridge collapses and badly maintained roads bring traffic to a standstill. An early warning system with sensors could help identify… more


Spray-on antennas unlock future communications

Connection technology for smart devices is still bulky and take up too much space. New two-dimensional, “spray-on” antennas now could… more


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


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


Super networks with GaN

From 2020, the new 5G mobile communication standard is expected to make both consumers and companies happy. But, unfortunately, the… more


“Robotic skin” turns everyday objects into robots

Robots are typically built with a single purpose in mind. In contrast, new elastic sheets full of high-tech gear turn… more


Smart sensors for the Internet of Things

MEMS multisensors, cognitive sensor systems and detectors the size of specks of dust from a spray can: new intelligent sensors… more


Neuromorphic processor: The first brain chip

Conventional hardware is of only limited use for calculating neural networks, neuromorphic chips can do this far more efficiently. The… more


Connected cars: does a Ford speak BMW too?

In the future, fully connected vehicles will be able to share information with each other and the surroundings in order… 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 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


Lensless camera – Car windshield as a giant sensor

A new computerized camera without optics uses an ordinary window as the lens. This would enable car windshields to sense… more


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


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


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


Single-atom transistor: small, smaller, as small as it gets

In many areas of our lives these days, bigger is always seen as better. However, this isn’t the case when… more


Fast-charging solid-state batteries

There are currently great hopes for solid-state batteries. A new concept now allows high charging currents by a “clever” choice… more


SiC leads to faster cars in Formula E

Electric Vehicles started to become more and more accepted. However they must get much more energy efficient. Therefore a large part… more


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