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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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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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20 Years as Innovation Driver for Microelectronics

Personalities who have shaped the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics since its founding in 1996 and define it today.

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Living cells and microelectronics: a replacement for animal experiments

Where possible, biomedical research now replaces animal experiments with test systems that use biomolecules isolated from organs or tissue. In-vitro assays of this type, however, are insufficient when it comes to showing the complex interactions within a real organism. Researchers at Fraunhofer EMFT are deploying living cells in the assays and using microelectronic tools to monitor and analyze them.

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High-pressure sensors for extreme temperatures

In cooperation with the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Fraunhofer IZM has developed a high-pressure sensor that can be used at significantly higher temperatures than conventional MEMS sensors.

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Individual life-cycle record for every tool

Tools such as drills, milling machines, or planes are currently replaced or reground on a regular basis – a high-maintenance and cost-intensive process. Researchers from Fraunhofer IMS are now working on a more efficient solution. Using an individual “life-cycle record” for tools and a new transmission technology by means of an RFID tag, they intend to optimize the productivity, quality, throughput time, and stock of manufacturing businesses in the Industry 4.0 age.

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The last word … comes from Prof. Nina Kloster from the Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center

Prof. Kloster, what are you working on at the moment? One example of my current activities is the work on the Group research project ILIGHTS. Within the consortium of partners, we are investigating the non-visual benefits of a newly developed LED lighting system within shift operation of the BMW assembly plant. Over the long term, we intend to improve the health and well-being of the employees. The 21-week study in the Munich plant is preceded by a pre-study at the Fraunhofer- inHaus-Center in which the planned methods, processes, and software and hardware components are tested for their practical

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