High tech


Illustration of a researcher analyzing semiconductor materials Digital culture  /  Video

Semiconductors, a strategic issue for the economy and innovation

A semiconductor is a material whose electrical conductivity value falls between those of metals and those of insulators. Thanks to its properties and its natural abundance, silicon is the most used semiconductor material, but there are many others. Components based on semiconductors – in particular, the integrated circuit, which brings together several electronic functions within […]


Internet of things  /  Word of innovation

LiDAR

LiDAR, which stands for “Light Detection and Ranging”, is a remote measurement technique that uses the light from a laser to determine the physical properties of an object. The vast majority of LiDAR sensor applications are for telemetry – distance measurement. To determine the distance of an object, the LiDAR sends a laser pulse to […]


Data  /  Article

CNCF: A Co-Innovation Space at the Heart of the Cloud Native Revolution

Cloud Native technologies enable companies to enhance their business agility and innovation, helping them adapt to their market. Cloud Native is an extension of the infrastructure services provided by cloud computing, including access to storage, memory, networks and so on, in an ‘as-a-Service’ model. “Cloud Native promotes agile and modular architectures—all with their own lifecycles—that […]


Internet of things  /  Article

Connected field robots ease the burden for farmers

For millennia, agricultural revolutions have had decisive impacts on the life and well-being of human societies. Gradual improvements in knowledge, tools and techniques, and occasional technological breakthroughs, have made it possible to feed larger populations: the development of the plough around the 1st millennium BC; the rise of windmills around 1000 AD; the techniques of […]


Digital culture  /  Article

The chipset industry has reached boiling point

After years of intensive use, we sometimes take for granted everything our smartphone can do for us on a daily basis. Let us go deeper to learn, and understand, how this application and software engineering is driven. The answer is contained in a miniature component—with an area of less than 100 mm²—hidden behind the screen: […]


Digital culture  /  Article

Additive manufacturing is making its mark

Buildings erected in just a few days Concrete 3D printing is starting to emerge in the construction industry, with projects relying on this technology having proliferated over the last few years. 3D-printed social housing was thus inaugurated in Nantes in 2018. It is a 95 m2 house comprising 5 rooms and a set of complex architectural […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

When AI assists photographers

A processor dedicated to AI On the market since 2017, Neural Processing Units (NPU) are AI dedicated chips that coexist on the same circuit as a processor, memory, a graphics chip, wireless communication modules, and sometimes sensors. Designed to speed-up artificial neural networks, NPUs make it possible to perform AI tasks much faster than traditional […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Decarbonising digital technology with innovation

Hidden from sight, Internet infrastructure has a substantial environmental impact. Base-stations with lower fossil fuel consumption To reduce the environmental impact in the era of 5G, in particular carbon emissions, providers are taking steps by persuing two main stragegies.  Firstly, they are developing new technologies in order to improve performance and energy efficiency. Secondly, they […]


Digital culture  /  Article

CES 2020: Orange’s experience of the international high-tech trade show

At the trade show in Las Vegas, Karine Dussert-Sarthe provides an overview of the innovative high-tech products that will be entering consumers’ lives in the near future.


Digital culture  /  Article

At the Tokyo Olympic Games, the rush for Gold will come from… recycling smartphones

Japanese authorities have collected over 5 million used mobile devices. The aim: to recycle them to make the medals for the 2020 Olympic Games.


Internet of things  /  Article

With voice and eye: is sound the future of digital?

With the proliferation of smart objects and the development of digital personal assistants, sound and voice will be at the centre of man-machine interfaces.


Internet of things  /  Article

Smart mobilities: the automation of trains is on track

For its autonomous train project, the SNCF is testing technologies that will transform the traveller experience of years to come.