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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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Microelectronincs 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

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Mirror, mirror on the wall

20 years "Microelectronics News" – Throwback 2007: The virtual mirror from Fraunhofer HHI eliminates the need for tiresome fitting.
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Ecological perspectives for the electronics industry

20 years “Microelectronics News“ – Throwback 2006: Companies are increasingly looking for approaches enabling them to cut costs and reduce environmental impact at the same time.
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Ten years of MP3

20 years “Microelectronics News“ – Throwback 2005: On Friday, July 14, 1995, the eight-member research team at Fraunhofer IIS, headed by Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg, agreed on the name MP3 for all audio files using the new “MPEG Audio Layer 3“ method.
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Bluray Disc replaces more than ten conventional DVDs

20 years “Microelectronics News“ – Throwback 2004: If all of Mozart’s symphonies fit comfortably on one DVD in high quality, this is thanks to the DVD called “Bluray Disc“ or “Blue Disc“.
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