The second Summer School on Optical Interconnects will take place between 1st – 4th August 2016 in St.Andrews, Scotland, UK. It focuses on high-performance, low-energy and low-cost optical interconnects across the different hierarchy levels in data center and high-performance computing systems.
4th Optical Interconnect in Data Centers Symposium
The symposium is part of the ECOC 2016 in Düsseldorf, which is the 42nd European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, taking place on September 18 – 22. The symposium itself is focused on high-performance, low-energy and cost and small-size optical interconnects across the different hierarchy levels in data center.
The conference is the most important event on microelectronics and the environment worldwide and will provide experts from science, industry and politics with a forum to discuss state-of-the-art technologies and current political trends with regard to microelectronics and its impact on the environment.
Bonding wire cracks can easily cause power modules in offshore wind farms to fail. One solution to this problem is aluminum-scandium alloy. Using thermal testing, we were able to improve the stability and resistance of the alloys.
IZM’s Commitment to Girls’ Day Honored by Senator of Employment
The Girls’ Day has become a treasured tradition at the Fraunhofer IZM: Its thirteenth incarnation on April 28th again brought an interested group of schoolgirls into the Institute for a first-hand look at the world of microelectronics.
German Industry Innovation Award for Flexible Ultra-Thin Glass
Glass, thinner than a human hair, that bends and flexes? What sounds like science fiction has now become reality with the aid of the Fraunhofer IZM. Schott AG, one of the world’s leading producers of technical glass and long-standing research partner of the Fraunhofer IZM, has won the coveted German Industry Innovation Award.
According to statistics, the majority of accidents occur at dusk or at night – poor visibility is often the trigger. Intelligent headlights adapt to the current traffic situation, and can be a remedy. In collaboration with industry partners, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a high-resolution illumination system with more than 1,000 LED pixels.
Founding of the Centre of Excellence “Digital Networking”
On Tuesday 26 January 2016, the Berlin Senator for Economic Affairs, Technology and Research, Cornelia Yzer, and the Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems, Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth, signed the agreement for founding of the Digital Networking Centre of Excellence.
From Intelligent Knee Braces to Anti-theft Backpacks
Integrating electronic assemblies can level up the capabilities of textiles with many versatile functions, from monitoring to lighting and beyond. With 15 years of expertise in the field, the Fraunhofer IZM has created a universe of innovative applications for textiles.