An insight into the voltage dependence of ferroelectric ceramic capacitors
Ferroelectric multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) can maintain stable electric polarization even without an external electrical field. As a result, they have a voltage-dependent capacitance. Würth Elektronik explains how this works.
Introducing the SICK Journal
Dear professor Nauta, we hope this letter finds you well. Because of your achievements and extensive network in the field, we’d like to invite you to become editor-in-chief of the prestigious System Integration, Circuits and Knowledge Journal.
News & Analysis
Making electron microscopes smarter, Tesla-style
From Eindhoven, Yolanda van Dinther is building a global software team that’s propelling Thermo Fisher Scientific in its digital transformation. “We’ve come a long way in making our electron microscopes even smarter with software, data and AI.”
Taking performance analysis to the system level
Within the Maestro project, ASML and TNO-ESI are working on a model-based methodology to diagnose and predict system performance. Building on a tool developed in an earlier collaboration, they’re looking to reactively identify and analyze productivity issues in the field as they’re gradually moving on to proactively tackling potential problems.
Goodbye manual test cases, hello model-based testing
After many success stories in other markets, model-based testing is starting to gain momentum in high tech. Julien Schmaltz from CGI, Johan Poelsma from ICT and Bryan Bakker from Sioux are committed to strengthening the foothold.
Thin layers paved the way for ASM’s success
ASM played a key role in developing a deposition technique that has saved Moore’s law more than once. Outgoing CTO Ivo Raaijmakers explains what atomic layer deposition has brought the semiconductor industry – and ASM – and what more is in store.