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Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems

MEMS development in the clean room
MEMS development in the clean room

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems in Dresden is your access to know-how, expertise and modern R&D infrastructure in the field of optical sensors and actuators, integrated circuits, organic materials and microsysystems (MOEMS).

The Fraunhofer IPMS is one of 56 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the leading organization for applied research in Germany, and also in Europe. It is devoted to research of practical utility. Relying on 13,000 employees, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has a research budget of 1.3 billion euros. Two thirds of this sum are generated through industrial commissions and publicly financed research projects. The remainder is contributed by the Federal Government and the Länder as basic funding.

The Fraunhofer IPMS is part of the Fraunhofer Group Microelectronics (german abbreviation: VµE), and is engaged in various regional and international networks in the filed microsystems and photonics.

In order to meet the challenging demands of our customers, the Fraunhofer IPMS is certified according to the standard DIN EN 9001:2008 for research, development and fabrication of photonic microsystems including semiconductor and microsystem processes as well as integrated actuators and sensor technologies.

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