The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden is your access to know-how, expertise and modern R&D infrastructure in the field of optical sensors and actuators, integrated circuits, microsystems (MEMS/MOEMS) and nanoelectronics. The Fraunhofer IPMS is one of 72 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 25,000 employees, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has a research budget of 2.3 billion euros. Around 70 percent 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 9001:2015 for research, development and fabrication of photonic microsystems including semiconductor and microsystem processes as well as integrated actuators and sensor technologies.
The Institute has Four Locations:
Our headquarter is located at Maria-Reiche-Straße 2 in Dresden, Germany. With its 1 500 m² clean room, it is at your service for all your technology development requirements, as well as for pilot production. Commissioned and online beginning in September 2007, our MEMS and CMOS facility is rated at Class 4 per ISO 14644-1, or Class 10 per U.S. Standard 209E.
The business unit »Center Nanoelectronic Technologies« at Königsbrücker Straße 178 in Dresden deals with the certification of processes and materials on 300 mm wafers. More than 40 tools and an 800 m² clean room (ISO 14644-1 class 6) are available for the integration of customer processes and subnanometer characterization.
At the new Cottbus branch »Integrated Silicon Systems« we work on monolithic integrated actuator and sensor systems as well as on terahertz micro modules and applications.
In the new Project Hub »Microelectronic and Optical Systems for Biomedicine« in Erfurt on the other hand we focus on novel systems for biomedical applications together with the Fraunhofer Institutes IOF and IZI.