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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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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).

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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


Decentralized patient monitoring

20 years “Microelectronics News“ – Throwback 2020: The Fraunhofer cluster project M³Infekt, in which six institutes of the Group for Microelectronics / FMD are also involved, aims to develop a monitoring system that enables rapid intervention in the event of sudden deterioration of conditions.
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Acoustic monitoring of machines and systems

20 years “Microelectronics News“ – Throwback 2019: Human hearing is rather subjective: it gets tired after a certain amount of time and ambient noise can have a negative effect. Fraunhofer IZFP has developed the “listening” sensor system “AcoustiX” as a more reliable alternative.
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Monitoring intraocular pressure with “EYEMATE“

20 years “Microelectronics News“ – Throwback 2018: The EYEMATE sensor system makes continuous monitoring of intraocular pressure easier, allowing for optimum treatment.
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A monitoring system that can hear production errors

20 years “Microelectronics News“ – Throwback 2017: Researchers at Fraunhofer IDMT have developed a cognitive system that can hear erroneous sounds more objectively than human hearing.
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