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Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics

Professor Dr. Oliver Ambacher, Leiter des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Angewandte Festkörperphysik IAF, wurde auf den Innovation Days am 08. Dezember 2015 in Berlin mit dem Karl Heinz Beckurts-Preis geehrt. Damit würdigte die Beckurts-Stiftung seinen Beitrag zur Entwicklung hocheffizienter Leistungsverstärker aus dem Halbleiter...

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The high-level group within the European research initiative “EUREKA” has named “PENTA” (the Pan-Euro pean partnership in micro- and Nanoelectronic Technologies and Applications) the new instrument for the development of competitive microelectronic and nanoelectronic technologies, systems, and applications that are of decisive...

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The market in consumer electronics is  booming: around 60 mill. TV sets were sold  last year in Europe alone. Sooner or later  they will come back – as electronics waste.  The recycling industry has reacted: copper,  aluminum, iron and precious metals, as  well as certain plastics, are already been reused.  All the same, a lot...

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To avoid disasters and casualties in technical plants, non-destructive testing (NDT) is required. It finds faults that the human eye cannot see, long before they spread and lead to failure, or even before they become macroscopically visible. Fraunhofer IZFP researchers, in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart's materials...

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In the German federal government’s high-tech strategy, nanotechnology and microsystem technology are two important cross-sectional technologies for innovative products made in Germany. FD SOI (fully depleted silicon-on-insulator) technology, a special transistor design, plays a key role. It allows the development of extremely...

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Image processing systems have to satisfy more and more demanding requirements for industrial applications. To guarantee a wide range of possible uses, researchers at Fraunhofer IIS / EAS have developed a universal, flexibly programmable image sensor chip with integrated data processing: the vision system-on-chip. Camera...

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Enjoyment of an event such as a theater performance or movie show can be severely compromised if an individual has reduced hearing. In the future, a Fraunhofer technology promises help. Users can use an app from the Sennheiser company to adapt the sound optimally to their individual requirements and follow what’s happening –...

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