Automotive has loomed large this month, which is fitting as we say goodbye to our esteemed Automotive Editor Christoph Hammerschmidt on his retirement.
The news that ceramic solid state batteries are shipping in Europe to car makers is a key step in the industry, and comes alongside a counter-cultural view from the chief technology officer of Stellantis that cars have too many silicon devices in them. Tesla buying a German startup for its wireless charging technology is also important, but points more to the industrial equipment the car company is using rather than the cars themselves.
Our interview with the CEO of Dukosi in Edinburgh also highlights the challenges of a startup delivering chips for the automotive market, while an EV charger with a huge 55in screen shows the interest in new models for e-mobility infrastructure in the UK and Blackberry continues to supply its QNX RTOS into the market as part of Samsung. Bosch bringing its steer-by-wire to market also highlights the shift to autonomous driving systems as automotive articles dominate the top ten.
This month also saw renewed interest in microLED technology, with Apple’s Vision Pro AR headset and a raft of technology announcements from display developers.
And the EU’s response to the challenges of tech is covered in different ways. The first office in Silicon Valley is perhaps slow off the mark, but the backing for a sub-1nm pilot line at imec in Belgium is to be welcomed, as is the 10nm FD-SOI pilot line at Leti in France. This comes as Intel spins out its Austrian mask-making business.
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