General

The category ‘General’ includes articles about electronic textiles, sustainability and general information about microelectronics.

FROM IDEA TO PRODUCT SAMPLE IN ONE YEAR – THE PHILOSOPHY OF FRAUNHOFER IZM-ASSID

Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID (All Silicon System Integration Dresden) is a dedicated business unit of Fraunhofer IZM located in Dresden/Moritzburg, Saxony. With its 300 mm wafer-level packaging process line, its mission is to develop custom system integration technologies for industrial partners, with…

INFINITE POTENTIAL OF WIRE BONDING: NEW RESEARCH FINDINGS

Aluminium copper bi-metal bonding wires in a trilateral transfer project funded by the DFG With more than half a century of history behind the technology, progress in wire bonding shows no signs of slowing down. For proof of the technology’s…

IZM’S IN, DIRT’S OUT: HOW TO WASH YOUR E-TEXTILES

E-Textiles have been under development for almost two decades, but still have not reached a wide market. One of the reasons is their deficient usability which leads to a low user acceptance. Especially for textile-integrated conductor tracks, which exhibit a…

WHAT GRADE DO OUR ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS GET? LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT IN THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

Although life cycle assessments do not save the environment, it can make industry think, as the example of life cycle assessments for electronics shows. Every electronic product, useful as it may be, comes with a heavy ecological backpack: From the…