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Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics

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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Microelectronic devices and microsystems with integrated sensors and actuators are the core of many mobile end devices. Thanks to MEMS technology, these highly integrated and multifunctional devices are getting smaller and smaller, meaning that they can be produced as cost-effective and energy-saving mass merchandise. MEMS...

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Most accidents happen during twilight or at night – and poor visibility is often the culprit. Smart headlights that adapt to the current traffic situation can help remedy the problem. Previous solutions, however, are quite large and expensive, and they only offer very limited control options. Fraunhofer researchers, together...

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On April 1, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC and the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS joined the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics as guest members. This means that the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics now has eleven full members and seven guest...

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Is that quote being played on the radio the original one? Or has it been edited by the author possibly changing its original meaning? Finding out if an audio file has been modified from its original version is a difficult task, sometimes even when the original signal is available. This is why Fraunhofer IDMT has developed the...

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