German Electronic Security Market Now Worth Almost EUR 5 Billion

Germany’s leading electronics trade organization zvei and the country’s national association for security technology bhe say that the sector grew 4.5 percent in 2021, reaching a record value of EUR 4.9 billion.

German Startup Connects Fiber Optic Cables and Rail Tracks

As part of its drive to push connectivity in Germany, the government has pledged to dramatically expand the country’s fiber optic network, especially in rural and remote areas. Start-up One Fiber from the southwestern city of Mainz has an innovative idea for how to do this: use Germany’s extensive rail system.

Germany Tops EU as Venture Capital Destination

In the first week of April, Berlin’s Grover became the latest German unicorn after raising USD 330 million in Series C funding.

Mechanical Servants

Good help can be hard to find, as many businesses discovered in 2021. Service robots are increasingly being adopted in countries where wages are high and labor shortages threaten many economic sectors.

IoT Battery Webinar with Ukrainian Company  

The IoT+ Network – the Digital Hub for the Internet of Things in Germany – part of Germany’s Digital Hub Initiative – is hosting a webinar on battery management systems on March 24, 4-5:30 PM.

Ask Intel and Others – Germany is Europe’s New Microchip Mecca

It’s no accident that electronics giant Intel decided to locate its coming €17bn microchip gigafactory in Germany. More and more semiconductor manufacturers are discovering the advantages of being in Europe’s largest market and automotive and technological heartland.

German Scientists Co-Develop World’s “Smallest Battery”

Researchers at the Technical University of Chemnitz and Dresden’s Leibniz Institute IFW have constructed a battery the size of a dust particle. Scientists at the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry were also involved in the project, which is being touted as the world’s tiniest battery.

Germans Investing in Smartphone Home Security

27 percent of Germans use smartphone technology to protect their homes. That’s the conclusion of a recent representative survey of over a thousand people by Germany’s digital industry association Bitkom.

Cologne Start-Up Develops Wearable Payment Ring

To initiate payment, users hold the ring three centimeters away from electronic card readers.

Mercedes Benz takes Autonomous Driving to Level 3

It’s a milestone the head of development at Mercedes-Benz, Markus Schäfer, compares to landing a probe on the moon.