Katja Arnhold

Katja Arnhold joined the Marketing & PR team at Fraunhofer IZM in May 2022. She is an editorial board member of RealIZM. Other focal points of her work at IZM are video marketing and market analyses. Katja has 20 years of experience in corporate communications and B2B marketing. She has worked for two private weather service providers and for the world market leader in premium alcoholic beverages, among others. She studied communication and media sciences, business administration and psychology at the University of Leipzig, holds a master degree and is a member of the Leipzig Public Relations Students Association (LPRS).

RIS technology: A gamechanger for overcoming 6G challenges

The 6th generation (6G) is the next step on the path to future mobile communications standards. The introduction of high-frequency bands such as the D-band (110 – 170 GHz) should enable even faster data transmission. However, using the subTHz range…

Repair instead of discard: New test method for standardized assessment of electronic products lifetime

In recent years, the amount of electronic waste in the EU has risen sharply. Short product lifetimes and insufficient consumer information about the repairability of products contribute to the premature disposal of electronic equipment. The EU is trying to tackle…

Sustainable electronics made in Germany: The Green ICT Competence Center

RealIZM blog series »Green ICT« – Part 3 In 2022, the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD) set up the »Green ICT @ FMD« competence center as a central point of contact for companies, SMEs and start-ups concerning »sustainable electronics«. Fraunhofer…

Fraunhofer IZM study shows trend reversal in the demand for electricity in Germany’s ICT sector by 2033

RealIZM blog series »Green ICT« – Part 2 There are currently signs of a trend reversal in the demand for electricity in ICT. According to calculations carried out by Fraunhofer IZM, the annual demand for electricity in ICT is rising…

Expert knowledge, just a click away: training videos on green electronics

RealIZM blog series “Green ICT” – Part 1 How do you present the complex topic of the environmental impact of electronics to a broad audience without compromising in terms of scientific credibility? How did researchers at Fraunhofer IZM come to…

Hardware security for Industry 4.0: A trustworthy value chain in manufacturing

RealIZM blog series “Hardware security” – Part 2 Making sure that electronic components and assemblies are genuine and fully traceable through their production chain, the researchers active in the SiEvEI 4.0 project are putting several protection mechanisms to use. Among…

Threats and protection mechanisms for the trustworthiness of electronic hardware

RealIZM blog series “Hardware security” – Part 1 With increasing globalization and more complex supply chains, electronic hardware is also becoming more susceptible to manipulation. Jan Hefer, a member of the RF & Smart Sensor Systems department, is working hard…

Challenges and opportunities: The road to more recycled plastics in electronics products

Little to no recycled plastics are used in the making of high-end electronic devices or electrical appliances (EEE), such as computers, refrigerators, and smartphones. At the same time, these products are among the fastest growing waste categories. How can the…

Electrification in the fast lane: How silicon carbide is driving power electronics forward

The new generations of semiconductors with a wider band gap (WBG), such as silicon carbide (SiC), have the potential to put electric mobility in the fast lane. This is because they yield significantly higher efficiency compared to conventional silicon IGBT…

E-pills: A new approach to diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal conditions

The gastrointestinal tract is of great importance to our health and wellbeing, but many patients are wary about the endoscopic exams that they often associate with considerable discomfort. And indeed, in many cases, the current methods require general anesthesia and…