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With an investment volume of about €140 million in clean room facilities, Fraunhofer IPMS is uniquely positioned in Germany in the field of applied research on the modern 300 mm wafer industry standard in the front end of CMOS manufacturing. (Source: Maksim Shmeljov -

New center for semiconductor research opened in Dresden

A flagship of semiconductor research with international reach is emerging in Dresden. Fraunhofer IPMS and Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID are bundling their competences and establishing the Center for Advanced CMOS & Heterointegration Saxony. The center will offer the complete value chain in 300 mm microelectronics, a prerequisite for high-tech research for future technologies.

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The requirements for the production of batteries, electric motors and power electronics are growing. Major challenges arise in the production of battery technology, among other things. (Source: Nischaporn -

Optimizing manufacturing processes with iTAC's MOM solution

Electric mobility is on the rise and different cell types such as lithium-ion battery cells, hydrogen fuel cells and other cell types must be produced safely and efficiently by manufacturers so that they can keep up with the rapid market development. The MES/MOM specialist iTAC Software AG supports the optimization of battery manufacturers' production processes with the iTAC.MOM.Suite.

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Green mobility can only be achieved if both vehicles and energy are carbon neutral. One key therefore lies in the use of wind and solar energy. (Source: Infineon Technologies AG)

Electric cars as buffer storage for solar power: Infineon and Delta enable bidirectional charging at home

On hot summer days, the share of solar power in the energy mix reaches record levels. But what to do when the sun is not shining? With bidirectional charging, solar power from the photovoltaic system is stored in electric cars and home batteries and fed back into the home grid in the evening hours or when needed to operate household appliances. This protects the environment, saves money and creates further incentives for switching to emission-free electromobility.

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The BMW Group is accelerating its expansion of electromobility. (Source: BMW Group)

BMW Group creates closed recycling loop for high-voltage batteries in China

The BMW Group is stepping up its commitment to achieving climate neutrality and massively expanding its use of secondary material in closed recycling loops. For the first time in China, the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture (BBA) has established a closed loop for reuse of the raw materials nickel, lithium and cobalt from high-voltage batteries that are no longer suitable for use in electric vehicles.

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