Trends & Vision Category

It’s a matter of fact that society is facing the trend of people moving into cities. Especially in Asia more and more so-called megacities emerge. In China on its own more than 500 million people moved to its cities during the last 35 years. The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) says that there are already 15 megacities in China. And this trend will continue, also in other areas of the world. In 2050 about two thirds of all people will live in urbanized metropolitan areas. Skyscrapers FullRead More
The Quintessence Smart Cities Cover Image
Twice a year, EBV Elektronik is publishing its knowledge magazine “The Quintessence” (TQ). Each time we cover hot topics of the electronic industry that have or will have a tremendous impact on people’s lives in the future. The last issue was dedicated to wearables technology, because we believe that those devices will have a huge influence on our performance, well-being and quality of life. The next issue will cover the topic of “Smart Cities”, a market that experts believe will be exploding over the next few years. Here we willRead More
Smart Agriculture
It’s the time of the year again when days are getting shorter and the sun is not so powerful anymore. High time for a special occupational group. Farmers are in their final throes harvesting their acres before they will be starting all over again tilling their fields for the next year. For sure there is still a massive amount of manual work needed for them, but high-tech has found its way into agriculture for quite some time already. Harvesting machines are getting more powerful, safer and more efficient. But alsoRead More

Posted On September 7, 2016By Christian JakobIn Events, Lifestyle, Trends & Vision

Things You Need To Know About IFA 2016

The International Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) opened its doors for the last time today. Time to provide you a little summary about the highlights, trends and hot topics of the main meeting place for key retailers, buyers, and experts from the industry and the media. So we could not miss out having a walk through the exhibition halls of the Berlin ExpoCenter City. More exhibitors and the bigger exhibition area compared to last year, show that the industry is booming. Manufactures hustled to introduce their latest innovations and novelties. Products ofRead More
The IoT’s impact on the European industry was the topic in three earlier articles. In the first one we have discussed how new demands will alter economic structures. Based on that, we have taken a look at the Industry 4.0 in classic and new production models. Concluding we have tried to answer the question whether and, if so, how well European manufacturers are prepared for the future in terms of the IoT. This article however is meant to take a look at the current state of the digitisation, paying specialRead More
The introduction of solid-state lighting (SSL) to environmental lighting applications has been the most disruptive break-through within the lighting segment since the invention of the light bulb. LEDs enable intelligent and flexible illumination while being a lot more energy efficient than conventional light sources (learn more in the article “Artificial Light Can Do A “LoT” More Than You Might Know” here). Control & Powering Of LED Applications In order to access new possibilities like human centric or horticultural lighting intelligent control of the applications is required. Within the age ofRead More
Glen Albert Larson must have been ahead of his time when he had the idea for his world famous television series “Knight Rider” in the early 1980s. A lot of men’s hearts probably still beat faster when they remember the times when the black 1982 Pontiac Trans Am together with his partner Michael Knight KITT chased criminals. KITTs instrumentation in the interior flashing in red, yellow and green colours and its “voice modulator” will remain unforgettable for everyone who watched the series on TV. However, at that time hardly anyoneRead More
Keen pool swimmers can tell you a thing or two about those red eyes, when they spend hours splashing. Many people think twice before they jump into the supposedly refreshing water, because they are concerned about its greenish colour or a peculiar smell. Wrong dosages of chemical additives are to blame most of the time. But there is good news ahead. We want to introduce you a start-up company, which took this into consideration and comes up with a solution for the issue. FLIPR developed a device, a connected objectRead More
NXP IoT truck
When the NXP truck started its “Smarter World Tour” at the beginning of the year, the mission was clear: Driving the IoT close to you. Since then it stopped already at several places across Europe. It has been seen in France, UK or in Scandinavia. But also at during some big events like the embedded world trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany. There are two further events ahead, we – here at EBV – are looking forward to happen already. We are proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the upcomingRead More
EV Race track
Editor’s note: Um die deutsche Version dieses Artikels zu lesen klicken Sie hier. Autonomous driving is coming. However since the big hype generated by prototypes of self-driving cars during the CES 2015 in Las Vegas we haven’t really seen any satisfying cars which don’t need the driver’s attention while cruising along. Sure Google’s cute little vehicles drive around in the Silicon Valley but they didn’t stay accident free even with top speeds limited to only 40 km/h. Tesla introduced an auto-pilot feature with the software update 7.0 for the ModelRead More