Sustainable electronics

Nachhaltige mobile IT-Geräte für die Umwelt: Lang lebe das Smartphone und Tablet!

Die Themen Nachhaltigkeit und mobile IT-Geräte gewinnen immer mehr an Bedeutung. Sowohl bei der Produktion als auch bei der Nutzung von Smartphones, Tablets und Co. entstehen CO2-Emissionen. Hinzu kommt, dass bei der Herstellung wertvolle Rohstoffe eingesetzt und die Geräte oftmals…

Sustainable mobile devices for the environment: Long live smartphones and tablets!

Mobility matters for people and their devices, but increasingly, so does sustainability. But smartphones, tablets, and the like generate considerable carbon emissions when they are produced and when they are used. In addition, valuable raw materials are used to make…

Robust5G – How clever module design slows down the material aging of 5G components

Communication networks like 5G need the many modules and components that make them up to be robust and long-lasting, whatever the environmental conditions or other circumstances may be. Researchers at Fraunhofer IZM have now developed a testing method which allows…

THE HUNGER OF DATA CENTERS FOR CRITICAL RAW MATERIALS – AND HOW WE COUNTER IT

Fraunhofer IZM is actively involved in the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) study “Raw Materials for Emerging Technologies lll”, commissioned by the German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA). The project explores the likely trajectory of emerging technologies coming…

ECO-RELIABILITY: THE NEW APPROACH TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE AND RELIABLE ELECTRONICS

Driven by the digital and ecological transition, the term “eco-reliability” has gained increased popularity within the last years. The main objective of this article is to present this new approach from its complementary perspectives “ecology and reliability” and to highlight…

THE ADVANTAGES OF COST MODELLING IN PACKAGING PROCESSES

Assessing costs and environmental impacts in packaging processes   Mathilde Billaud works on cost and environmental models. Her mission: To optimize panel-level packaging at the process level. A packaging process optimized already at the R&D stage has many benefits to…

CIRCULAR ECONOMY – A MORE SUSTAINABLE JOURNEY FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

When we think of the journey of electronic products, most of us are probably thinking about the journey that our new washing machine takes from the shop and worrying about getting it up the stairs and into our flat. Very…

HOW DESIGN SUPERPOWERS WILL SAVE OUR PLANET

“Recycle and reuse” has become an increasingly common way of life for private consumers, but also for industrial enterprises. Still, many manufacturers continue to adhere to a creed of cost-effective – read: commercially rewarding – production. But what can companies…