Michael Boll (48) will take over as Head of Public Policy at Infineon
Technologies in January 2021. Boll, an
experienced political consultant, is currently director at EUTOP
International GmbH and a member of the local management team in Berlin.
As the successor to Alfred Hoffmann, who has held the position since
1999, in his new role Michael Boll will report to Bernd Hops, Head of
Communications and Public Policy, and will have global responsibility
for political communications.
The rising penetration of advanced technologies, including 5G and IoT,
into the automotive and transportation sectors is anticipated to bestow
lucrative revenue opportunities to market players. As automotive
manufacturers leverage both the supply-side and demand-side advantages
offered by the integration of 5G technology in automobiles, the market
is set for robust growth through the assessment period.
Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. a leading global
innovator of LED products and technology, announced that it has supplied
its WICOP (Wafer Integrated Chip on PCB) Series bi-color (two colors in
one package) LED products for the daylight running lights and front
turn signals of the 2020 Audi A4 (B9 facelift) headlamp.
Picosun Group, a leading supplier of AGILE ALD (Atomic Layer
Deposition) thin film coating technology, reports excellent results in
UVC (ultraviolet-C) LED performance, achieved with the company’s ALD
“The small-wafer (1’’ - 6’’) market is anything but “dead”,” asserts Gaël Giusti, PhD., Technology & Market Analyst specializing in Semiconductor Manufacturing and Equipment & Materials at Yole Développement (Yole).
The trend of digitalization has accelerated. Consequently, the number of server farms has risen and with it the power demand. Driven by the phenomenon of global warming, the importance of higher energy efficiency of operations is therefore increasing. Introduced in 2004, the measurement standards defined by the North American 80 PLUS initiative can be used to evaluate and certify the efficiency of switched-mode power supplies (SMPS). A certificate is granted if the SMPS achieves at least 80 percent at defined load conditions. Solutions bearing the 80 PLUS certificate thus help in reducing the power demand of digitalization.