End of an era: AMO’s wind turbine ANIMA is dismantled

Once a pioneer in Aachen, ANIMA, the “soul” of AMO (ANIMA: Italian for soul), retires after 26 years of service. It was one of the first turbines installed in the Aachen urban area and, for a long time, the largest wind turbine commissioned by a university campus in Europe. Financed by the EU structural-aid funds for the long-term promotion of research and innovation, the plant was operated by the non-profit research foundry AMO GmbH, which had already started to look for alternative energy sources. The goal was to generate part of the energy needed for the research institute itself. [read more »]

What should the future look like?

An interview with Max Lemme over the Future-Cluster NeuroSys

In a video interview for the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of RWTH Aachen University, Prof. Max Lemme explains the vision behind the Future-Cluster NeuroSys, the role of neuromorphic hardware in shaping the future of artificial intelligence applications, and the necessity of addressing not only the technical aspects, but also the socio-economic implications of this new technology, to ensure that it conforms “by design” with European values. [read more »]

Pioneering 2D materials for semiconductor industry – the 2D-Experimental Pilot Line presents itself

In October 2020, the European Commission launched the 2D-Experimental Pilot Line (2D-EPL), a new €20 million project aimed at developing the first pilot line to manufacture large volumes of electronic components based on graphene and related 2D materials. AMO GmbH is one of the partners of the project, together with Aixtron Ltd. and Oxford Instruments (UK), imec (Belgium), iHP GmbH, Micro Resist Technology GmbH, Aixtron SA and Suss Microtech (Germany), Graphenea (Spain), and VTT (Finland). [read more »]