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82 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2020 Vahana Comes to an End; New Chapter at Airbus Begins E Nearly four years after the Vahana concept was sketched on a napkin, the flagship program that launched the urban air mobility initiative at Airbus has come to a close. Vahana's key learnings are now providing Airbus Urban Mo- bility with invaluable insight on the design of its future urban air vehicle. Taiwan's Most Innovative Companies Unveil Breakthrough Tech at CES 2020 E On January 6, TAITRA hosted the press con- ference at the Mandalay Bay South Conven- tion Center. The event provided early access to these innovative companies' spokespeople and their products. AI Meets 5G at the Edge: The Innovation Center at MWC 2020 in Barcelona E NVIDIA's AI Edge Innovation Center, a first for this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, will put attendees at the intersec- tion of AI, 5G, and edge computing. Czech Republic Acquires Mixed Fleet of AH-1Z and UH-1Y Helicopters E Czech Republic becomes the first internation- al customer to purchase a mixed fleet of H-1 aircraft. 'Tweezer Clock' May Help Tell Time More Precisely E Atomic clocks are used around the world to precisely tell time. Each "tick" of the clock depends on atomic vibrations and their ef- fects on surrounding electromagnetic fields. Standard atomic clocks in use today, based on the atom cesium, tell time by counting radio frequencies. Pacific Design & Manufacturing 2020 Debuts Smart Manufacturing and 3D Printing Innovation Summits E Pacific Design & Manufacturing, North Amer- ica's largest advanced design and manufac- turing event, announced two summits, the "Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit" and the "3D Printing Innovation Summit," as part of the 2020 conference programming. Submarine Cables to Offshore Wind Farms Transformed Into a Seismic Network E An international team of geoscientists led by Caltech has used fiber optic communications cables stationed at the bottom of the North Sea as a giant seismic network, tracking both earthquakes and ocean waves. Zero-emission Flight Is Taking a Giant Leap Forward E Introducing the E-Fan X, a hybrid-electric air- craft demonstrator that is 30 times more pow- erful than its predecessor. The E-Fan X is the flagship hybrid-electric aircraft demonstrator at Airbus. But its predecessor, the all-electric twin-propeller aircraft E-Fan 1.0, can be cred- ited for playing a key role in laying the ground- work for the next generation of zero-emission aircraft technology. Rogers Communications and University of Waterloo Partner for 5G Tech E Rogers Communications and the University of Waterloo joined in a three-year, multi-million dollar partnership agreement to advance 5G research in the Toronto-Waterloo tech corri- dor. Together they will create the first 5G smart campus in central Canada.

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