The Mate X foldable smartphone (photo: HUAWEI)

Huawei launches Mate X foldable smartphone


Products

At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 (Barcelona Spain), Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) unveiled its 5G foldable phone, HUAWEI Mate X, redefining smartphone design with a foldable form factor. The HUAWEI Mate X features the Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge, 7nm multi-mode modem chipset Balong 5000, a high-capacity 4500mAh battery and the brand new Interstellar Blue finish.

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A highlight of LOPEC 2018: The presentation by CuteCircuit (photo: Messe München)

LOPEC Conference 2019: From e-textiles to artificial intelligence


Exhibitions / Events

With its three-day Conference, LOPEC, the international exhibition for printed electronics, is bridging the gap between science and industry. From 19 to 21 March 2019, manufacturers, users and researchers from all over the world will meet in Munich to discuss innovations and trends in printed electronics.

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imec further expands its analytic capabilities (photo: imec)

Imec to install analytical lab to probe lithography down to 8nm pitch


Companies / Markets

Imec (Leuven, Belgium), a leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, and KMLabs (Boulder, Colorado), pioneers and world leaders in ultrafast laser and EUV technology, announce a joint development to create a real-time functional imaging and interference lithography laboratory. This lab will enable imaging in resist on 300mm wafers down to an unprecedented 8nm pitch. Additionally, it will enable time-resolved nanoscale characterisation of complex materials and processes, such as photoresist radiation chemistry, two-dimensional materials, nanostructured systems and devices, emergent quantum materials. 

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An ‘illuminated’ motorcycle jacket (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Light from a roll: PI-SCALE at LOPEC 2019


Exhibitions / Events

Up to now, OLEDs have been used exclusively as a novel lighting technology in luminaires and lamps. However, flexible organic technology can offer much more: as an active lighting surface, it can be combined with a wide variety of materials, not just to modify but to revolutionise the functionality and design of countless existing products. To exemplify this, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany) together with the company EMDE development of light GmbH will be presenting hybrid flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLEDs) integrated into textile designs within the EU-funded project PI-SCALE for the first time at LOPEC (19-21 March 2019 in Munich, Germany) as examples of some of the many possible applications.

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Artificial intelligence can help make aircraft even safer (photo: Zuzana Konvalinkova FNUSA-ICRC, Honeywell)

CSEM: Artificial intelligence to monitor pilot drowsiness


Companies / Markets

Providing tools to evaluate pilots’ fatigue state: this is the aim of the Clean Sky project HIPNOSIS. Coordinated by CSEM (Neuchâtel, Switzerland) and under the guidance of Honeywell, the project will combine artificial intelligence (AI) with aeronautics expertise, contributing to the advent of next-generation cockpits. Consisting of smart cameras and wearable electronics, a safety kit will enable the real-time detection of signs of drowsiness, thus improving fatigue-risk management.

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