Making microchips requires completely sterile environments and lots of ultrapure water. That always meant, in turn, that the control valves for such water had to be laboriously monitored by human beings. But not any more.
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The European Union’s 4.6-billion-euro ECSEL (Electronics Components and Systems for European Leadership) program has funded its final 14 projects, and 13 of them feature German participation.
The place to be for young entrepreneurs into 5G right now is Munich’s Wayra 5G Tech Lab, a project created by the Telefónica/O2’s in-house start up accelerator, Wayra Germany.
The town of Beckum is the location of the first-ever domestic residence in country that was made by additive manufacturing.
Many state-of-the-art robotic systems require 5G technologies, but that creates some problems. 5G networks are relatively expensive, and dead spots can potentially render robots non-operational or even dangerous.
One up-and-coming industry attracting the attention of international companies is micro/nano engineering. A cluster has coalesced in the eastern German state of Thuringia, a part of the country best known for its excellence in optics.
With charging infrastructure being a major challenge to the spread of e-mobility, ME Energy’s solution could be a game changer.
When the biggest manufacturer of e-vehicle batteries in the world announced it was building a EUR 1.8 billion plant in Thuringia, eastern Germany, it gave other foreign companies confidence to follow.
The German government has announced a massive five-year investment intended to bolster competitive quantum computer technology and create a surrounding eco-system for users.
Germany’s optics and photonics sector is growing vigorously and attracting major foreign investment. Its applications span from optical components for communications and medical technology to quantum computing and even space exploration.