The development in electronics for automotive application shows
a high speed of improvement over the last 20 years regarding
downsizing of all components. This could be achieved despite the
harsh environmental conditions we find in vehicles, especially in
the engine compartment.
Big changes have always required the development of new
technologies regarding the production of electronic components. The
paper shows technologies which are right now under development to
allow the next steps regarding downsizing as well as some examples
of possible applications. There is also information regarding the
current obstacles for improvements beyond this point as well as
basic ideas how to overcome some of them.
Robert Bosch GmbH
1998 International Congress on Transportation Electronics