Products

LG Display (Seoul, Korea), a world leading innovator of display technologies, has developed the Thin Actuator Sound Solution, a new sound technology for automobiles. This innovative solution will be commercialised in the first half of 2023, ushering in a new era of vehicle infotainment.

 


Appointments

Effective June 2023, Claude Nicollier will step down from his position as CSEM’s chairperson of the board of directors during its annual general meeting. "CSEM is well-prepared for the future, meaning I can pass the baton over next year with gratitude for the past 16 exciting years," says the 78-year-old astronaut and honorary professor at EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne). Since he took over as chairman in June 2007, CSEM has experienced major growth. Under his guidance, the technology innovation centre’s turnover grew from 53.1 to 96.9 million Swiss francs, and its employee count rose by over 75%.

 


Exhibitions / Events

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced its CES 2023 C Space keynote conversation, featuring Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian and MediaLink founder and CEO Michael E. Kassan. The keynote, “Building Connection & Community in a Non-Stop World,” will explore how successful consumer brands are combining technology with ingenuity to engage dedicated followers and create superfans.

 


Companies / Markets

Microelectromechanical sensors are essential components in all walks of life. However, bringing biospecific elements into miniaturised sensors has been a challenge, obstructing the development of bioanalytical applications. A new European project aims to change this by developing key enabling technologies for producing silicon-based multiplexed biosensors rapidly and cost-effectively. This could transform semiconductor-based biosensor industries in Europe.

 


Products

Researchers from the Digital Cellulose Center in Sweden have developed a paper supercapacitor that can store renewable energy on a large scale. New research shows that the energy storage capacity of the paper battery is as efficient as conventional commercial supercapacitors. In the future, the energy storage device could be used in the construction of buildings to store energy on-site sustainably as well as insulate it.