First TU Graz-SAL Research Labs push top-level research in electronics-based systems

TU Graz and Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) launch the first SAL research labs at an Austrian university and lay the foundation for groundbreaking digital products and processes with joint basic research in the field of electronics-based systems.

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SAL Managing Director Werner Luschnig, Styrian State Councillor Barbara Eibinger-Miedl, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAL Ingolf Schädler and TU Graz Rector Harald Kainz are celebrating the launch of the first TU Graz SAL Research Labs (from left). © Lunghammer - TU Graz

Whether car, smartphone or tablet, today microelectronics is found in almost every electronic device and forms the basis of the Internet of Things (IoT) in which billions of smart devices are networked to form intelligent systems. The electronic components have to be smaller, more powerful and more robust without losing safety and dependability. But how do we guarantee the perfect interaction of these highly complex parts and components? How can risks be avoided as far as possible and confidence in the security of smart technologies be strengthened?

Electronics-based systems: key technology of the future

Safety and compatibility are two central pillars in the development of future-oriented products and processes. With the Austria-wide launch of the first two university SAL research labs at Campus Inffeldgasse of Graz University of Technology, teams from TU Graz and SAL will from now on conduct basic research in these areas. In the DES Lab (Dependable Embedded Systems Lab), the safety and dependability of modern computer-based systems are the focus of the scientists. In the EMCC Lab (EMCC and Radio InterOp Lab) researchers from TU Graz and SAL will work on the coexistence and compatibility of future electronic systems. Over the next four years, the two research partners will fund the labs to the tune of approximately 1.5 million euros each.

Switch to the News+Stories article about the launch of the TU Graz-SAL Research Labs to get to know more about the two TU Graz- SAL research labs in which several institutes and faculties of TU Graz are involved.