New light source brings freedom of design and added safety

Segmented automotive LED high-beam unit realized as a micro-optical, irregular fly’s eye condenser. Two identical modules assembled with 1.5° rotation to one another. Credit: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Success in the increasingly competitive automobile market is reserved for those who combine well-engineered products with attractive design, for example through the perfect integration of headlamps. Fraunhofer researchers have developed… read more »

A more accurate, low-cost 39 GHz beamforming transceiver for 5G communications

CMOS chips on an 18 mm x 163.5 mm evaluation-board. Credit: Atsushi Shirane, Kenichi Okada Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and NEC Corporation, Japan, present a 39 GHz transceiver with built-in calibration for fifth-generation (5G) applications. The advantages to be gained include better quality communications as well as cost-effective scalability. A team… read more »

Economical energy storage for the electric car of tomorrow

This is what the electrodes coated with the new dry transfer coating technology look like. Fraunhofer IWS process enables battery electrodes to be produced on a pilot scale without using toxic solvents. Credit: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new production process with the… read more »

Ready, jet… print

Daniel Corzo has developed an inkjet-printing approach to fabricate high-efficiency organic solar cells at a large scale. Credit: KAUST Inkjet printing is expected to fast track the commercialization of organic solar cells. Researchers from the KAUST Solar Center have exploited this technique to generate high-efficiency solar cells at large scales. Organic photovoltaic materials could soon… read more »

US gears up for antitrust battles with Big Tech

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The US administration is stepping up scrutiny of Big Tech firms, which could result in a series of drawn-out legal battles aimed at reining in—and potentially breaking up—giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook. The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission have carved out territory for the investigations to set… read more »