Tech News

Reset
  • The hydrogen debate: Daydream or real game changer?
    © Fraunhofer IZM

    Hydrogen could revolutionize how the world generates, stores, and uses energy. Much has been written about its potential for the transport sector in particular, as it could help make large commercial vehicles, busses, or even trains and ships climate neutral. Its advantages are evident: Electric vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells are silent, emit nothing but water, offer exceptional mileage, and are quick to recharge.

    more info
  • teaser - image Laser Technology for Agriculture 4.0
    © Fraunhofer IZM

    With climate change, uncertainties in food security, and pressure to preserve resources, agriculture is facing difficult tasks. To meet these challenges with cost-effective and intelligent electronic solutions, researchers at Fraunhofer IZM are working with partners to combine smart system integration with sensor technology, thus enabling the leap to Agriculture 4.0.

    more info
  • In der Aufsicht des Packages sind Leiterbahnen, ASIC und Wellenleiterhalterung zu sehen (Grundfläche 5.9 x 4.4 mm²).
    © Endress+Hauser AG

    To remain competitive in the field of the Internet of Things, even medium-sized industrial and process metrology companies need to increasingly integrate their sensor circuits into ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits). The semiconductor industry is currently meeting this need with lower costs for development cycles and decreasing quantity hurdles.

    more info
  • The successful work of the REFERENCE project under the careful guidance of Francois Brunier of Soitec and Yves Quéré of the CEA-Leti research organization led to the project being picked from a group of 30 contenders for the “Stars of Europe” trophy on 16 December 2020. The Minister herself, Frédérique Vidal, took part in a virtual award ceremony to present the coveted prize.

    more info
  • 6G - Image - Tech News - One of the many applications made possible by 6G’s record-breaking data rates: Collective intelligence for autonomous driving.
    © Shutterstock

    A new era of mobile communication is about to begin: Transmitting a whole terabit of data, one thousand gigabits, per second. Dr. Ivan Ndip, specialist for antenna and high-frequency systems at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin speaks about current progress with 6G and its many possible applications.

    more info
  • Teaser image - Elektronikmodul
    © Fraunhofer IZM | Volker Mai

    Autonomous electric vehicles draw power from two sources: a high-voltage battery and, additionally, a conventional 12-volt battery that supplies the vehicle when idling or in high load situations while driving. Safety-critical sys-tems such as brakes and steering can therefore be connected to two sources of power. But what happens when one of these has a fault – a short circuit, for example?

    more info
  • Image - The CLN600 platform is a dedicated Etch and Sputter equipment for FO-PLP and next generation IC-Substrates is located at the Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin.
    © Fraunhofer IZM | Evatec

    EVATEC AG and Fraunhofer IZM are cooperating in the field of advanced organic IC substrates and fan-out Panel Level Packaging. Focus is on advanced thin film etching technology for panel sizes up to 650x650 mm. New equipment as part of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD) has been recently installed in Berlin.

    more info
  • Fraunhofer researchers use quantum photonics for tap-proof channels and extremely precise sensors / 2020

    Yes, we quant!

    November 24, 2020

    Yes, we quant! Fraunhofer-Forschende nutzen Quantenphotonik für abhörsichere Kanäle und extrem genaue Sensoren
    © Fraunhofer IZM

    Researchers at Fraunhofer IZM want to bring quantum physics from the textbooks to reality. Using optical glass-integrated waveguides, they are developing a universal platform that enables the setup of solutions for tapproof quantum communication and high-precision quantum sensors in miniaturized form, quickly and according to customer requirements.

    more info