Alexander Gerfer, CTO of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group, at the DLD Tel Aviv, emphasised in his opening speech that design support of hardware and the availability of components can decide on the failure or success of innovation.

In his speech, Gerfer stressed the importance of an innovative hardware partner for the success of digital companies: “Würth Elektronik is not just a hardware supplier, we rather see ourselves as our customers’ real partner. We know them and their needs thoroughly and focus our product development on them. ‘Can’t’ is not part of our vocabulary. If there is still no solution to a particular challenge, then we’ll invent one. This is the reason why Würth Elektronik, as an innovative technology company, is behind many successes, albeit invisibly … the ‘secret ingredient of industry’ as it were. There are plenty of examples of customer-driven innovations from Würth Elektronik, including REDEXPERT, an online platform developed in-house that has become known worldwide as the most precise option for AC loss calculation in switch mode power supplies.


Another area to improve the CO2 footprint is ‘Horticulture Farming’. Through its cooperation with the Technical University of Munich, Würth Elektronik supports users with practice-relevant data for the selection of the best Horticulture LEDs, adapted to the respective plant species. But that’s not all: There’s another promising project already in the pipeline from the company. “We can’t say too much here yet,” says Gerfer, “only that it’s about the development of very specific components for intelligent clothing of the future.”


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