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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).

© 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"



  • #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


  • High-performance components for autonomous traffic
  • Converting energy even more efficiently
  • Sixth generation of mobile communications

Latest News


New RFID technology for metallic environments

Fraunhofer IMS has developed a new RFID technology for the use in and on metal.
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Solar cells without loss of efficiency

Together with partners from industry and research, Fraunhofer IISB is developing ways to limit the degradation of solar cells.
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Thin glass – multifunctional substrate

With the increasing processing of ever higher data rates, the quality of signal transmission must also improve. While optical signal transmission currently dominates for long transmission distances, a large part of signal transmission at circuit board level is still electrical.
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Manufacturing technologies for 3 nm semiconductor technology

New manufacturing technologies must be developed for the next generation of highly integrated microelectronics. To this end, the European “PIN3S” project is working on processes for the production of ICs with lead spacing of only 3 nm.
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