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The last word … today goes to Lutz Ehrig (Fraunhofer IDMT)

Mr. Ehrig, what are you working on at the moment? I am currently working on spatial acoustic simulations. As part of a European project called “Sounds for Energy-Efficient Buildings” we are using three pilot properties – two...[more]


Solar helmet to provide power on the ski slope

A three-dimensional solar module should soon be able to provide enough energy to power headsets or stereo headphones integrated into ski helmets, and even to charge smartphones. Thanks to a new process, these very powerful solar...[more]


Supporting the Power Semiconductor Industry – The Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Alliance WISEA

For a sustained support of research in wide energy bandgap semiconductor materials and technologies, Fraunhofer IISB in Erlangen, Germany, and LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France, initiated the foundation of the Wide Bandgap...[more]


Fewer animal experiments thanks to nanosensors

Countless mice, rats, and rabbits die every year in the name of science – and there is no sign of improvement. Over the last few years, the number of laboratory tests on animals has in fact gone up. Researchers at Fraunhofer...[more]


Quality check using millimeter waves

Has the packet been properly filled? Have the plastic seams been sealed correctly? Is there a knife hidden in the parcel? Answers to these types of questions are provided by a new type of millimeter-wave sensor that has been...[more]


New device brings CMOS chips up to speed

CMOS image sensors are cheap to produce and also superior in terms of power consumption and handling. In applications where only minimal light is available, however – such as astronomy – these semiconductor chips are reaching...[more]


“Anyone who has seen the contrast of an OLED display is excited.”

The Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2011 went to a team of researchers in which Fraunhofer was involved. Prof. Karl Leo and his team received the Federal President’s award for technology and innovation for their developments in organic...[more]