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Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics

Mr. Reiner, what are you working on at the moment?

Together with my colleagues, I am working on the development of gallium-nitridebased semiconductor devices such as transistors and diodes. Many power electronic systems in e-mobility, aerospace, or illumination can be made more efficient, more compact, lighter, and more...

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To minimize vehicle weight and fuel consumption while providing the highest level of crash safety, automotive bodies are reinforced with elements made from highstrength steel. Automotive manufacturers and suppliers are relying more and more on hot stamping or press-hardening processes to produce these components. Fraunhofer IZFP...

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Fraunhofer IISB is dedicated to power electronics for e-mobility. With the roll-out of "IISB-ONE," a new, complex system solution from a single provider has been presented. Fraunhofer Microelectronics spoke to Dr. Bernd Eckardt, director of the "Vehicle Electronics" department, about the challenges and potential of e-vehicles.

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The counterfeit market is booming: pharmaceutical goods and vehicle parts are particularly vulnerable, but IDs and credit cards are often counterfeited as well. Together with industry partners, researchers at the Fraunhofer IPMS have developed a novel RFID system that uses very high frequencies (Super High Frequency – SHF)...

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Fraunhofer IISB has presented its "IISB-ONE" electric sports car, a test vehicle for power-electronic vehicle components that is open to adaptations. The electric drive train is completely realized by systems developed at Fraunhofer IISB. The modular vehicle concept allows the flexible integration of future developments.

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There are countless anecdotes that can start with the words: Do you remember? Back then? Fraunhofer Microelectronics remembers... Back when the phone had a rotary dial and international calls were something quite special.

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After an explosion, emergency services immediately secure the area. To do so, they need to establish whether there are any more explosive devices. Fraunhofer IAF has developed a laser-based sensor technology that allows reliable and fast detection of explosives from a safe distance. For the live demonstration of the new sensor...

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