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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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"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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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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The last word … comes from Jörg Amelung from the FMD

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Inband RFID communication: energy-efficient and secure

Modern production environments are becoming more and more communicative: sensors integrated into machines and systems measure and collect data and forward it, either to other systems or to a central control unit. However, the current technology does not fulfill the requirements for robustness, real-time capability, and resistance to interception; furthermore, its wireless range is somewhat smaller. Researchers at Fraunhofer IMS have now had the idea to use inband communication processes (which are also part of the future 5G cellular phone standard) with RFID transponders.

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Optimizing protective housings for sensitive electronics

Electrical devices are often integrated into plastic housing for protection against factors such as humidity, heat, or magnetic fields. How can these protective housings be made as robust as possible? This question is being investigated by Fraunhofer IMWS and the Präzisions-Plastic-Produkte GmbH company as part of the Design4LES research project.

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Improved safety in pressure vessel walls of nuclear power plants

Around 200 nuclear reactors are currently in operation in the European Union, and many countries will, in the future, continue to view nuclear energy as a central energy supplier. In order to ensure maximum safety, the lifetime of the reactor components must be calculated reliably. As part of the ten-partner EU research project NOMAD, Fraunhofer IZFP in Saarbrücken is leading the challenge to find methods for characterizing material changes in reactor pressure vessel steels in a focused and timely manner.

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