Series: Sustainability

Fraunhofer IIS develops efficient and resource-conserving technologies, methods and processes that can lead to greater sustainability – both at companies belonging to our industrial partners and in society. Thanks to our roots in microelectronics, we supply a wide variety of solutions featuring energy-efficient electronics and data-saving algorithms, as well as new business models for a sustainable society and economy.

A 99 percent reduction in power consumption: How the RFicient® chip is revolutionizing the Internet of Things

Smart Sensing and Electronics / 18.05.2022

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Winners of the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for the energy-saving RFicient® chip: Dr. Heinrich Milosiu, Dr. Markus Eppel and Dr. Frank Oehler (from left to right)

Growing numbers of connected applications seem to be the opposite of sustainability. But the innovative and energy-saving RFicient® chip demonstrates that they can go hand in hand, opening up new options for networking for sensor nodes. Find out what makes this possible in the following feature.

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“Our systems help find the perfect plant”

Development Center X-ray Technology / October 25, 2021

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS sees itself as a driver of innovation within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s strategic research areas. At Fraunhofer IIS, we conduct research in a wide variety of areas to support today’s agricultural industry, thus fostering sustainable approaches to society, the economy and the environment. State-of-the-art cognitive sensor systems are no longer found only in high-tech factories. We asked Dr. Norman Uhlmann, division director of the Fraunhofer Development Center for X-ray Technology EZRT, why such systems will also become the tools of the trade for farmers and cultivators.

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Green ICT – a sustainable information and communications technology

Cognitive sensor technology / June 1, 2021

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Albert Heuberger
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Prof. Albert Heuberger, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany

In this interview, Prof. Heuberger talks about current challenges in the field of green ICT and what applied research can do to help overcome them. He also provides insights into the topics being worked on at the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD), where he is Chairman of the Steering Committee, and what developments Fraunhofer IIS is currently driving forward.

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Year of the X-ray: How can X-ray technology optimize recycling?

Development Center X-ray Technology / November 24, 2020

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Alexander Ennen heads the Application-Specific Methods and Systems department, which is part of the Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. He and his team are developing X-ray systems designed for use on conveyor belts in the fields of electronic waste recycling, mining and detecting foreign objects in food.

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