Welcome to Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics

Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics

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This year, the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics celebrates its twentieth anniversary. The 18 member institutes now form Europe’s leading R&D service provider for smart systems. Whether it is the energy turnaround, modern medical engineering, or Industry 4.0 – none of the future issues facing German industry can be dealt with without powerful microelectronics. Since 1996, the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics has bundled the expertise of its individual members – with the aim of providing German industry with optimum support in developing top products. 

The Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics, founded in 1996, is a service provider for R&D in the areas of microelectronics and smart systems integration. As part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe's largest organization for application-oriented research, it combines the expertise of 11 Fraunhofer institutes (plus seven guest institutes) with a total of more than 3,000 employees.


The activities of the 16 member institutes and research institutions are coordinated by the business office in Berlin. This central coordination office forms the portal between the institutes on the one hand and science, business, and government on the other.


The employees of the business office of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics are also responsible for the development and monitoring of a common strategy as well as for the cross-institutional public relations. 

Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics - Mission


At the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics we are carrying out internationally networked cutting-edge research for the production and development location Europe in the areas of:


• micro-/ nanoelectronics,

• microsystems and communications technology


With a unique range of expertise not found elsewhere in the world, we bridge the gap between fundamental research and product development.


Small is beautiful – and that applies to microchips too. We have reached the stage, however, where classic structures with standardized device sizes are pushing at their limits. One example is the electronics in ultra HD cameras, which can capture four times as many pixels as cameras with full HD.


In order to be able to...

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In 1915, Albert Einstein published his General Theory of Relativity. A consequence of this theory relates to gravitational waves whose existence, however, turned out to be elusive and difficult to prove. It took over 100 years before an experiment could provide evidence for gravitational waves being real entities. Even though...

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The unmanned research rocket “TEXUS 53” operated by the German Aerospace Center was launched into space on January 23, 2016 from the Esrange Space Center in Sweden. During the flight, there were six minutes of absence of gravity. The researchers from Fraunhofer IISB and the University of Freiburg used this time to grow a silicon...

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28. August - 28. August

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IFA 2016
02. September - 07. September

Category: Trade Fair
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