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Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics

The Vehicle Electronics department at Fraunhofer IISB has reached the final of the “Little Box Challenge” organized by Google. The aim of the international competition is the development of a 2 kW solar inverter with efficiency of over 95 % in order to drive forward the use of regenerative energies. The IISB solution is one of...

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Mr. Heckel, what are you working on at the moment?

 

At the Leistungszentrum Elektroniksysteme LZE, my team and I, as the project manager, are carrying out research on contactless transmission systems for energy and data for use in Industry 4.0. These mechatronic systems concentrate on such matters as how to achieve...

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A software solution for individual hearing support developed at Fraunhofer IDMT is now available as an additional function in the Tinnitracks app provided by medical technology supplier Sonormed. Tinnitracks uses pieces of music to offer tinnitus patients a treatment path to combat the annoying noise.

 

The specific tinnitus...

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In 2016, the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics celebrates its 20th anniversary. The 18 member institutes now form Europe’s leading R&D service provider for smart systems. Around 3000 researchers work on new solutions and developments to meet ever-changing challenges. Whether it is the energy turnaround, modern medical...

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Diamonds as semiconductors may soon count among the most sought-after devices in power electronics. Compared with conventional semiconductor elements – such as silicon – components made of diamond would significantly increase the energy efficiency of photovoltaic plants, high-voltage grids, wind parks, or electric cars. The...

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Throughout Europe, there is a shortage of holistic value creation processes for More-than-Moore technologies. This is where the “ADMONT” project comes in: it will merge various competencies and technical equipment in this sector in the Dresden area in a single design and manufacturing center. The goal is to establish a...

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Dropping into the halfpipe and soaring high above its walls. Then, teetering briefly on the steel edge. A close-up shot showing the concentrated face of the skateboarder. Then at the end, the camera pans across the excited crowd. It sounds like the script of a complicated film production, but actually it’s a live transmission....

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