Electronic controls are becoming the products differentiating autos and improving everything from safety to creature comforts. Hyundai Motor Co. acknowledged this in a big way when it committed to parts developed through an innovation center jointly owned by Infineon Technologies AG and the Korean automaker. Infineon's TriCore DSP/microcontroller architecture will be a key element when the two companies develop system architectures and components used in powertrain, safety and body applications for Hyundai and Kia vehicles.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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