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.

"Microelectronics News" – Our Group Magazine

Current research results, projects, events and further news from the member institutes of the "Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics"



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



High-precision diagnostics using NV-doped diamond

Protective sheath for embedded systems

Wireless energy supply for wearables



Key handover at the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics

Fast Internet high above the clouds

Wristband for personalized dementia therapy

Latest News


Hidden motifs

Microscopic imaging is an indispensable part of scientific work. Often, it produces remarkable pictures that provide a surprising insight into a world normally hidden. Some images also have an impressive aesthetic effect. Things that work well in the laboratory can also be of good use in a photo studio. Specially staged under light microscopes and macro lenses, even inconspicuous technical objects show their most beautiful sides. According to the principle of pars pro toto – one part stands for the whole – even larger thematic complexes can be communicated with the right unusual detail shots.
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Digitization of production processes

As part of the R2D - Road to Digital Production project, Fraunhofer IIS, its SCS Center for Applied Research, and industrial partners are developing a system for digital recording and control of industrial production processes. This is intended to improve the cooperation between humans and technology in individualized production with a batch size of 1 and thus increase efficiency and quality.
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Precise positioning brings clarity to the manufacturing process

The NaLoSysPro project, which was completed at the end of 2018 and in which Fraunhofer IZM was also involved, aimed to make manually produced screw connections safer.
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Faster small-intestine diagnostics thanks to a camera pill

A larger image section, sharper images, and more efficient image evaluation – this is the promise of an endoscopy capsule developed by Fraunhofer IZM for detailed examination of the small intestine.
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