Some critics already predict that the European Chips Act will not bear any results, since Europe already lost its foot in this sector. Stefan Mengel, head of division at the German federal ministry of education and research, shares this opinion as he said: “There is no good leverage to get back to a competitive or even leading position”. Does that mean the end for the European semiconductor industry?
Mainstream media is reporting something we have known since December last year: there is a lack of semiconductors. Industry insiders have been anticipating extended lead times of electronic devices, but to many consumers it is a shock. Headlines like “The global chip shortage is starting to have major real-world consequences” sound funny when you have been expecting these consequences for months. In this article we want to share some personal stories about how we and the people around us experienced those “real-world consequences”.
Intel released a roadmap showing their plans for new process tech and packaging through 2025. The company claims to catch up with industry leader TSMC until 2024 and to regain ‘process performance leadership’ the year after.
Sustainability has long since ceased to be just an advertising tool and is now a concern that affects us all. With more and more research showing that sustainability saves costs instead of causing them it should even dawn on people who prefer profits over nature protection. Forest conservation can be an easy first step for every business to take part in this paradigm shift that is already happening.
Scientists have been working on organic batteries since 2005, when the first organic radical battery (ORB) was developed. An organic molecular radical is a molecular entity possessing one unpaired electron.
A “rare earth” (rare earth element to be more precise) is one of seventeen metallic elements. The rare earths are an essential part of many electronic devices, but to understand why they are so important, we have to dig a bit deeper.