Information & Communication

Information and Communication technology faces new challenges, because of the new era of increasing connectivity and digitalization. The efficient sharing and storing of data needs ever larger data centers and the means to transmit electric and optical signals. Digitalization itself brings its own challenges: There is increasing demand for highly dynamic networks that can transport, process, and analyze data.

Fraunhofer IZM can offer solutions for these challenges because of more than two decades of experience in the field of system integration.

Fraunhofer Designintegrated, miniaturized, autonomous, and robust sensor systems and wireless networks and constructs high-frequency systems and electro-optical components. The provided services also include the Optimization of processes and transfer of construction technologies for highly integrated systemsReliability testing and service life forecasting and Consulting and eco-design services for sustainable ICT products 

QUANTUM SENSORS HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE: FROM THE SEABED TO YOUR POCKET

Since antiquity, physics has tried to explain the world we live in. There are things that are easy to describe, such as the time it takes for a weight to drop from a certain height. Classical mechanics can calculate how…

WHAT MAKES DIGITAL CAMERAS WORK: IMAGE SENSORS

When the first cars hit the road, some people thought they were a fad that would soon disappear, because horses still seemed far superior to these early cars. Not so long ago, a major technology manufacturer thought that three computers…

THE GLASS REVOLUTION OF QUANTUM SYSTEMS

Quantum technology is used in many different areas of life. Fraunhofer IZM is exploring glass-integrated optical waveguides as a new avenue in the development of this technology. In their interview with RealIZM, Wojciech Lewoczko-Adamczyk and Oliver Kirsch speak about technical…

CARBON-BASED MATERIALS – A WINDOW TO THE NEW REALITY OF FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS

Materials science is one of the key disciplines for product development, where it promises a wide range of solutions for many pressing challenges, especially in novel technologies that are set to dominate the markets of the future. Carbon-based materials in…

TURBOCHARGING NETFLIX OR AMAZON? PHOTONICS COMES TO THE RESCUE

With IT evolving at historically unprecedented rates and taking over every aspect of our lives, data centres are getting bigger, more powerful, and more ubiquitous by the day. Crucial telecommunication infrastructure keeps their bits and pieces connected and working perfectly…