Alfred Vollmer

Alfred Vollmer

Freelance Journalist

Alfred Vollmer is a veteran of technology journalism. After graduating with a degree in electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) in 1986, he joined the semiconductor components section of a weekly electronics newspaper. He then moved into product marketing at Siemens Semiconductors, the predecessor of Infineon. After almost four years, he returned to journalism, where he worked as a freelance journalist for over 20 years – including many years as a European correspondent for Electronics, Nikkei Electronics Asia, Electronic Design and Solid State Technology. His stories were published in German, English, Chinese, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Alfred wrote mainly about industrial and security electronics, and at the end of the last century he also began to focus more intensively on the automotive electronics. In 2006, he conducted the first cover interview for the German magazine AUTOMOBILELEKTRONIK. Shortly afterwards, he was commissioned to provide practically all the content and cover stories for AUTOMOBIL-ELEKTRONIK.

From 2015, he worked as an employee for Huethig (the publisher of AUTOMOBIL-ELEKTRONIK), where he became editor-in-chief in 2016 – for a total of five media outlets: AUTOMOBIL-ELEKTRONIK, emobility tec, elektronik industrie, elektronik journal and the website

In summer of 2023 he quit his job for a sabattical and now he is back as a freelance journalist and moderator working for the industrial and automotive community as well as for the media.

The vast majority of stories written about the AEK were written by him. Alfred has joined every AEK advisory board meeting for more than 15 years, and, of course, he is a member of the advisory board of the Automobil-Elektronik Kongress.