Welcome to the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics#

Europe’s largest R&D provider for smart systems

"Research Fab Microelectronics Germany" #

On April 6, 2017, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launched the first research fab for micro- and nanoelectronics operating throughout Germany.

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Microelectronics vs. Corona#

Experts from the institutes of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics are helping to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Here you can find an overview of the initiatives.

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Digital Events and Webinars#

Join the webinars and online events of our member institutes and learn more about their comprehensive expertise.

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Our Range of Services#

Technological and system developments for smart systems from a single provider

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Business Office#

We support you in finding the right contact person and advise you on the possibilities of cooperation.

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"Microelectronics News"#

Our paper edition is published four times a year and features information about current research results and developments by our member institutes.

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Our Range of Services#

Microelectronics vs. Corona

Experts from the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics are helping to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Here you can find an overview. 

Research Fab Microelectronics Germany

The entire added-value chain for microelectronics and nanoelectronics from a single provider.

Business Areas

Application-oriented development.

Core Competences

Technological basis for products of the future.

New chair at the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics#

Since January 1st, 2020, Prof. Albert Heuberger (Fraunhofer IIS) has been the new spokesman of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics’ board of directors as well as the chairman of the steering committee of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD). His new spokesmanship also makes him a member of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s presidential council. The new deputy spokesman is Prof. Christoph Kutter (Fraunhofer EMFT).

© Fraunhofer IIS / Karoline Glasow
The new spokesman: Prof. Albert Heuberger
© Fraunhofer EMFT / Bernd Müller
The new deputy spokesman: Prof. Christoph Kutter

“Microelectronics News” – Our Group Magazine#

Current research results, projects, events and further news from the member institutes of the "Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics"

This issue contains

  • The Highlights and Successes from 20 Years of Fraunhofer Microelectronics Research
  • The Projects of the Former and Current Institutes of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics
  • The 3,000 Scientists and their Outstanding and Rewarded Research Work


  • #WeKnowHow:  graphene oxide based rapid test for infection detection
  • Worldwide unique measurement system
  • GESTRA: The near-earth orbit always “in sight”



  • #WeKnowHow:  Fraunhofer solutions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Energy-saving chips for  artificial intelligence
  • Machine Close-Up


  • Powerful devices for digital transformation
  • Pooling our strengths in Europe
  • 5G network expansion in the millimeter-wave band

Latest News#


New bonding technologies for wafer-level packaging and 3D heterointegration

As part of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD), Leibniz IHP modernized part of its research infrastructure over the past three years. Sebastian Schulze conducts research in the field of Al-Al bonding and works in Frankfurt (Oder) on one of the new high-tech devices – a high-vacuum bonder that helps, among other things, to reduce the high temperatures during bonding and thus protects the components.
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FMD equipment in use for cable monitoring

Dr. Alexander Weiß has taken over the management of the department Multi Device Integration at Fraunhofer ENAS in January 2021. In the current project “Cable Monitoring”, in which Mr. Weiß is active, equipment is used, which was procured within the framework of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany FMD.
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New biosensors detect viruses and bacteria in real time

Optical biosensors have the potential to detect bacteria and viruses within seconds. Patients would no longer have to wait days for their test results, and sterile rooms, medical equipment, production processes and food could be monitored in real time. A new team has been formed at Fraunhofer IMS in Duisburg to make this possible.
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Nondestructive testing system for manual testing

Nondestructive testing (NDT) sensor systems are essential for quality assurance in a wide range of industrial sectors. However, the current unwieldy testing system concepts are rather limited. This applies especially to testing, since testing often has to be carried out in areas that are difficult to access. Kevin Becker from Fraunhofer IZFP is researching technologies to facilitate their use.
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