Mickael L. Perrin wants to build tiny power plants from graphene nanoribbons that generate electricity from heat. His project won him one of the prestigious ERC Starting Grants from the EU and one of the 32 Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). He will take up an assistant professorship at ETH Zurich – and continue his research at Empa.
At the Center for Digitized Battery Cell Production at Fraunhofer IPA, process technology for the solid-state batteries of the future is being developed in collaboration with the medium-sized companies Dr. Fritsch Sondermaschinen GmbH and Dr. Fritsch GmbH & Co KG. The state of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) is funding the research project with over one million euros.
KPIT Technologies, a software development and integration partner to the automotive and mobility industry, and dSPACE, a global provider of simulation and validation solutions, have teamed up to offer a comprehensive solution test suite for smart charging. The combination of KPIT conformance test libraries for the dSPACE hardware component — the DS5366 Smart Charging Interface — enables this comprehensive solution suite.
The chip shortage continues in 2022. While some experts believe that the situation will improve this year, others are convinced that the crisis will persist into 2023. This article summarizes the most important chip shortage news in January 2022.
In a new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities used a customized printer to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. The discovery could result in low-cost OLED displays in the future that could be widely produced using 3D printers by anyone at home, instead of by technicians in expensive microfabrication facilities.
Vitesco Technologies has won an order worth more than 1 billion euros from a major North American car manufacturer. The company will supply millions of 800-volt inverters with silicon carbide technology – a key enabler for fast charging and improving EV efficiency and range.
2021 was a tough year for us all, but a number of industries faced extra challenges in the face of a global shortage of microchips. This led to turmoil in the consumer electronics and automotive industries as manufacturers struggled to meet customer demand for everything from mobile phones to automobiles.
The future of mobility will be carbon-neutral, autonomous, fully connected and cyber secure. Microelectronics are at the core of this transformation. Infineon Technologies AG launches a new generation of its AURIX microcontroller family (MCU).
Electrically-powered UAVs are increasingly popular for many applications – but how can they best be kept aloft and functional? This article reviews the electric power sourcing options available to UAV designers, and underlines the importance of effective power systems design.
Realtek has adopted an electromagnetic (EM) simulation workflow developed by Ansys to accelerate complex RFIC design and improve efficiency by shrinking silicon area. Realtek uses RaptorH’s silicon-optimized modeling flow to substantially decrease simulation time and reduce wasteful overdesign by accurately predicting EM coupling in various applications.