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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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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70 years of Fraunhofer

We will look back on what we have achieved and, more importantly, ahead to the future. For this is how we go about our business. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft celebrates its 70th birthday and we celebrate with it.

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Our Range of Services


Research Fab Microelectronics Germany

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


Business Areas

Application-oriented development.


Trans-sectoral Areas

Expert support in technological areas.


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"



High-performance components for autonomous traffic

Converting energy even more efficiently

Sixth generation of mobile communications



New CNT integration method

Technologies based on a human model

Artificial intelligence for microelectronics and sensors



Quantum sensors to measure extremely weak magnetic fields

A drive-in movie for the vehicle radar

Early detection of Lyme disease thanks to optical microsensors



New material to push the boundaries of silicon-based electronics

Breakthrough in magnetic resonance imaging of the heart

Acoustic monitoring of machines and systems

Latest News


Newly discovered material property of AlScN

Simon Fichtner from Fraunhofer ISIT made a pioneering discovery at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) last year: he was the first to be able to prove the presence of ferroelectricity in a III-V semiconductor-based material.
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Mobile nitrate laboratory for your own garden

Within the framework of the CitizenSensor project, Fraunhofer EMFT and FabLab Munich have developed a nitrate measuring kit for amateur gardeners.
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IP designs receive safety certificate

In modern cars, drivers are no longer alone. Complex electronic systems such as driver assistance or ABS support them and intervene in steering if necessary.
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Technologies for the sixth generation of mobile communications

Wireless data networks will have to enable ever higher transmission rates and shorter latency in the future. This requires network structures consisting of many small mobile radio cells. To connect these cells, high-performance transmission links at high frequencies up to the terahertz range are required.
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