Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems

Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS

Fraunhofer IPMS is a worldwide leader in research and development services for electronic and photonic microsystems in the fields of Smart Industrial Solutions, Medical & Health applications and Mobility. Innovative products can be found in all large markets – such as ICT, consumer products, automobile technology, semiconductor technology, measurement and medical technology – products which are based upon various technology developed at Fraunhofer IPMS.



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Semiconductor research on 200/300 mm wafers in Europe

Fraunhofer IPMS presents semiconductor services at "Semicon Europe".


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Photonic quantum chip

A compact chip that generates random numbers at high speed based on quantum photonic effects.


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Spatial light modulators for outer space

Fraunhofer IPMS part of the EU project SURPRISE.


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Virtual Showroom

Our technologies in 3D in our new interactive showroom.



San Francisco (USA)

SPIE Photonics West

January 27 - Feburary 1, 2024 - Latest advancements in areas such as micro-optics, MEMS-based light modulators, and biophotonics.


Munich (Germany)


April 9-12, 2024 - The leading trade fair for the fields of laboratory technology, analytics & biotechnology.


Nuremberg (Germany)


June 11-13, 2024 - The world's leading forum for sensor, measuring and testing technology - we will be on site in Nuremberg.


Tokyo (Japan)

Photonix Japan

October 29-31, 2024 - The international laser and photonics trade fair in the fields of laser processing, optics and optical metrology/analytics.

Our Portfolio



Learn more about our market applications for:

  • Smart Industrial Solutions
  • Medical and Health
  • Mobility

Components & Systems

Our technology solutions for:

  • Sensors
  • Actuators
  • Data Communication 
  • Computing


Our services along the entire value chain:

  • MEMS Technologies
  • 300 mm Semiconductor Processes
  • Customer Evaluation Kits
  • Analytics and Characterization

Strategic Research Areas

Our current research projects in the areas of:

  • Green ICT
  • Neuromorphic Computing
  • Trustworthy Electronics
  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Communication




Photonic Microsystems

Maria-Reiche-Str. 2
01109 Dresden, Germany

Phone +49 351 88 23-0
Fax +49 351 88 23-266


Business Area

Center Nanoelectronic Technologies

An der Bartlake 5
01109 Dresden, Germany

Phone +49 351 26 07-0



Integrated Silicon Systems

Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 1
03046 Cottbus, Germany

Phone +49 355 69 3210


Fraunhofer Center

Microelectronic and Optical Systems for Biomedicine

Herman-Hollerith-Str. 3
99099 Erfurt, Germany

Phone +49 361 66 338-150


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Research Fab Microelectronics Germany


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