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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]


Organic semiconductors – from a molecule to a revolution in lighting

From the idea of generating light or power from organic semiconductors came one of the world’s largest clusters for organic electronics, and this cluster is closely linked to Dresden. A deft and unbureaucratic funding policy on...[more]


Modern technology secures world heritage

Maintaining works of art is a never-ending struggle against deterioration. Private collectors and public museums are faced with the same challenges: On the one hand, they want to maintain the value of the art they hold, but they...[more]


Point-of-care diagnostics system for hepatitis C testing

The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT and POCDIA GmbH have developed a new point-of-care diagnostic system. It carries out diagnoses quickly and inexpensively. It is also robust, user-friendly, and portable. The...[more]


Fraunhofer IIS Presents the World’s First Full-HD Voice Calls on Android Phones over LTE at Mobile World Congress 2012

Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, presents the world’s first Full-HD Voice mobile phone calls over an LTE network at Mobile World Congress. Full-HD Voice is the future of mobile...[more]