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  • 2.5D/3D technologies require designers to reduce electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection of the internal I/O interfaces. To avoid over-design of ESD protection, designers require a more fundamental understanding of the ESD events that occur at this level. Here we present insights, practical guidelines and research directions for circuit designers and suppliers of bonding tools.

    • Shih-Hsiang (Shane) Lin
    • Marko Simicic
    • Nicolas Pantano
  • Sensors are extensively used in the Internet of Things (IoT) applications, enhancing daily convenience but also raising concerns about privacy leakage. To address this, we advocate for protecting data privacy at the moment it is generated by sensors, rather than trying to secure it afterwards.

    • Xiaoyu Ji
    • Wenjun Zhu
    • Wenyuan Xu
  • Sharing of knowledge created by industry through appropriate publishing practices could help deep-tech companies improve their corporate image, stimulate creativity and lure top talent without putting their intellectual property at risk.

  • INFRACHIP is a European distributed research infrastructure that will support research on the sustainable development of next-generation semiconductor chips. The project will offer access to over 100 sets of equipment and technologies, and develop skills, talent and innovation in emerging and responsible electronics.

    • Giorgos Fagas
    • Cian O’Murchu
    • Rodrigo Martins
  • An article in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications proposes solutions for interference management in vehicle-to-everything communication systems by leveraging a one-layer rate-splitting multiple-access scheme.

    • Lishu Wu
    Research Highlight
  • Driven by trends such as GenAI, Automation and E-mobility, the global semiconductor demand is surging, consequently increasing the industry’s emissions. Given the increasing pressure for decarbonization — for example, from customers such as Apple, Google and Microsoft — semiconductor players need to increase their decarbonization efforts.

    • Mark Nikolka
    • Sebastian Göke
    • Mark Patel
  • The inherent differences in epistemologies and research methods in electrical engineering and earth science hinder interdisciplinary collaboration. In the context of climate change, this divide affects the shift towards long-term sustainability in global energy systems, prompting dialogue between the disciplines to enable effective interdisciplinary collaborations.

    • Jiaqi Ruan
    • Zhao Xu
    • Hui Su
  • Current human–machine interfaces for controlling assistive devices fail to offer direct, arbitrary control over multiple degrees of freedom. Based on the implantation and tracking of small magnets in the residual muscles, the myokinetic interface could enable biomimetic, direct, independent and parallel control of artificial limbs.

    • Christian Cipriani
    Lab to Fab
  • Networking is an essential skill that offers several perks, from improving the visibility of research by effective communication with peers and scientific editors to advancing careers and building a lasting reputation.

  • The way in which researchers, scientists and engineers apply for jobs is very inefficient. Creating free online databases of candidates with filtering, ranking and video features could help to maximize reach and identify the most suitable person for each job offer much faster.

    • Mario Lanza
    • Naomi Godfrey
    • Victor Zhirnov
  • Quantum computing can benefit from the advancements made in artificial intelligence (AI) holistically across the tech stack — AI may even unlock completely new ways of using quantum computers. Simultaneously, AI can benefit from quantum computing leveraging the expected future compute and memory power.

    • Martina Gschwendtner
    • Henning Soller
    • Sheila Zingg
  • Bias and distrust in medicine have been perpetuated by the misuse of medical equations, algorithms and devices. Artificial intelligence (AI) can exacerbate these problems. However, AI also has potential to detect, mitigate and remedy the harmful effects of bias to build trust and improve healthcare for everyone.

    • Melanie E. Moses
    • Sonia M. Gipson Rankin
  • In the spirit of promoting gender equality, Sony, in partnership with Nature, has launched the ‘Sony Women in Technology Award’ to recognize and celebrate the remarkable women spearheading advancements in STEM.