Thank you for joining us online for
Electronics Goes Green 2020+

Welcome from the Conference Chair

It is a great pleasure for me to chair this year’s Electronics Goes Green conference, the sixth edition since its inception in 2000.

Since the start of our conferences 20 years ago, there has been tremendous progress in terms of greater energy efficiency and less material used per function. The heterogeneous integration technologies of Fraunhofer IZM have helped to propel these gains, beyond the effects of Moore’s Law on the semiconductor side.

Still, the total environmental footprint of electronics keeps growing. So the need for more environmentally compatible electronics has not diminished, nor can we stop exploring ways to employ electronics where they can be most helpful for our environment.

Circularity, digitalization, and carbon neutrality are the major developments that once again bring us together for our conference, now in a virtual format – and they are not ideas reserved for academic discourse alone, but ideas that cut to the core of our industrial activities.

As the new conference chair, and speaking on behalf of our teams at Fraunhofer IZM and the Technical University of Berlin, we are working hard to create a virtual format that brings our vibrant global community of green electronics experts together again, invites new players and friends into our circle, and keeps alive the spirit and sense of commitment from our past events.

We all sorely miss the opportunity to meet everyone in person. Despite this, we promise to make this a memorable event with lots of the networking opportunities that you expect from our conferences.

I’ll see you online on September 1!

Martin Schneider-Ramelow


The Story of
Daisy, Alexa, and Greta

The upcoming Electronics Goes Green conference 2020 is an outstanding event for the growing global community of scientists, product developers, business managers, and policy makers working on environmentally benign processes, products, systems, and business models in and for the electronics and ICT industry. Digitalization leads to new opportunities, but also challenges for a sustainable development. The Circular Economy requires new product concepts, but also changed business models involving many more actors across value chains. Emerging technologies require critical raw materials, new exotic composites, and adapted recycling processes. 5G will be all around shortly with significant benefits and opportunities, but at the cost of massive data flows and an ever growing network infrastructure.

We have to get the balance right today and scientific evidence can pave the way. Substance restrictions, material efficiency requirements, and waste legislation can be part of the solution – or barriers for innovation. Let’s discuss how to do it right and effective. The ICT industry has a major role to play to stay below 1,5°C warming. 

We invite you to a scientific conference that explores the facets of green electronics. Fraunhofer IZM is very proud to be a stakeholder in this field and has been the organization behind the conference from the beginning. Join us and share your thoughts, best practices, solutions, and findings along product lifecycles at the Electronics Goes Green 2020.


Sarah Chandler

Apple Inc.

Apple’s roadmap to 2030:
Its innovative approach to carbon neutrality and a circular supply chain

Eelco Smit


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Electronics Goes Green

From September 7-9 2016 the fifth Electronics Goes Green Conference took place in Berlin. With 5 tracks and 193 presentations in 50 sessions it was a truly immersive experience for the almost 400 conference delegates participating. We were particularly pleased by the variety of conference participants. Attendees from 35 different countries and in almost equal parts from both industry and academia, and based on the networking observed on the conference floor and at the social events, it seems everyone went home with new contacts, insights and inspiration. A particular highlight of the event was the conference dinner at the iconic Wasserwerk on Wednesday evening. The prestigious 2016 Green Electronics Council Catalyst Award was presented in this unique ambience and our congratulations go to the winners PuzzlePhone (represented by Alejandro Santacreu and Tapani Jokinen) and AMD (represented by Tim Mohin) – well done, everybody! Last, we would like to extend our thanks to all keynote speakers, presenters, session chairs, committee members, sponsors and our organizing team for the part they played in this truly memorable event.

Inventing Shades of Green - Tech News at Fraunhofer IZM (www.izm.fraunhofer.de)

Content of the Electronics Goes Green 2016+ proceedings, published in IEEE Xplore


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