Press Releases

  • Fraunhofer IPMS presents services in the 200/300 mm semiconductor area at Semicon Europa / 2022

    Semiconductor technology for everyone

    Press release / November 15, 2022

    Innovative electronics require state-of-the-art technologies and manufacturing processes. For many medium-sized companies, this is an investment that is almost impossible to bear. But thanks to the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS and its two clean rooms, the latest research results and technologies on 200 and 300 mm wafers are also accessible to smaller companies. The offer ranges from consulting to process development and pilot series production.

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  • Sensor and actuator-based signal preprocessing using AI-based methods / 2022

    Fraunhofer IPMS combines latest hardware in microsensor and actuator technology with artificial intelligence

    Press release / November 11, 2022

    In everyday life, digital helpers - such as smart apps or cars that think for themselves - are already firmly integrated. Currently, however, the processing of data is mostly done on large, external servers. Embedded artificial intelligence (edge AI) is set to change this and enable the processing of data and algorithms directly on the end device. However, the performance of edge AI, especially in very small devices, is currently still very limited. The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS is therefore researching innovative solutions to integrate machine learning algorithms into everyday devices. The institute will be demonstrating its latest research results at the electronica trade fair in Munich from November 15 to 18.München

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  • Fraunhofer IPMS Li-Fi GigaDock® installed at ISS space station / 2022

    Sustainable satellites using Li-Fi GigaDock® transceivers

    Press release / November 07, 2022

    Humans cause too much waste not only on Earth. Space debris is also becoming an ever greater problem. To make satellite systems more sustainable, they should be created in a modular system in the future so that individual components can be replaced, thus extending the service life of the satellites. To ensure a problem-free interface between the components, the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS has developed a transceiver that guarantees data transfer between the components. This was integrated into the iBOSS GmbH interface and has been on board the ISS (International Space Station) for testing purposes since February 2022.

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  • DNA, RNA and PEPTIDE as media for data storage

    Press release / November 02, 2022

    Fraunhofer will develop an innovative microchip platform for efficient cell-free and digitally controllable biosynthesis within the project “BIOSYNTH- Modular High-throughput Micro-Platform for Future Mass Data Storage from Synthetic Biology”. The project is funded by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in an internal program. The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS together with three further Fraunhofer Institutes will work on the fundamentals for the mass data storage devices of the future with extremely high storage density.

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  • Fraunhofer IPMS presents its latest research in industrial automation at "all about automation" trade fair in Chemnitz, Germany / 2022

    Miniaturization saves energy in industrial automation

    Press release / September 28, 2022

    At the leading trade fair for industrial automation "all about automation", Fraunhofer IPMS will present the latest developments in industrial and production control on September 28 and 29 in Chemnitz. For example, the micromechanical systems developed by the research institute support the ongoing miniaturization of components and devices, which is essential for any fast-growing technical industry.

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  • Launch of the Competence Center Green ICT @ FMD

    Press release / September 21, 2022

    Aiming to contribute to the reduction of the digital technologies' footprint via research and development, the Fraunhofer and Leibniz institutes cooperating within the framework of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD for its acronym in German) are jointly establishing a cross-location competence center for resource-conscious information and communication technology (Green ICT @ FMD). The project, launched on August 1, 2022, is receiving 34 million euros in funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research under the Green ICT initiative. The latter is in turn part of the German government's Climate Action Programme 2030.

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  • Distributed Manufacturing for Novel and Trustworthy Electronics T4T" Project / 2022

    Split manufacturing for trustworthy electronics "Made in Germany"

    Press release / September 20, 2022

    A consortium of Fraunhofer institutes and well-known German industrial companies is developing a split-manufacturing approach for semiconductor production in the project "Distributed Manufacturing for Novel and Trustworthy Electronics T4T". This will enable the secure assembly of subsystems in Germany and safeguard supply chains.

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  • Fraunhofer IPMS at MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit 2022 / 2022

    Miniaturized components of Fraunhofer IPMS

    Press release / September 06, 2022

    Highly sensitive electronic components are the drivers of our digitalized world. Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) open up new possibilities for miniaturization in wide-ranging application areas. With its state-of-the-art 200 mm clean room, Fraunhofer IPMS offers the complete value chain for MEMS as well as optical components MOEMS (Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems). The range of services extends from consulting on feasibility through initial demonstration at wafer level to pilot fabrication with manufacturing capacities of more than 1100 waferstarts per month.

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  • Fraunhofer IPMS develops demonstrator with gesture control for OZEANEUM / 2022

    Contactless Touch – Semiconductor Research Meets German Oceanographic Museum

    Press release / June 28, 2022

    The many innovations resulting from the applied research of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft have so far mainly benefited industrial companies. In the future, Fraunhofer IPMS intends to make its research increasingly available to cultural institutions and thus to the public community. Accordingly, a pilot project was launched with the German Oceanographic Museum. In the future, visitors to the OZEANEUM Stralsund will be able to feed virtual penguins contactless thanks to a Fraunhofer IPMS development.

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  • Fraunhofer IPMS develops CANsec Controller IP-Core CAN-SEC / 2022

    More security in electronic vehicle systems

    Press release / June 21, 2022

    Modern vehicles have a large number of electronic systems that are networked with each other. Since these systems are at risk from cyber attacks, Fraunhofer IPMS developed a CANsec IP core that makes vehicle systems more secure. The IP core is already being evaluated in a demonstration by partner Renesas Electronics Corporation, a leading semiconductor company that delivers embedded processors together with analog and power products. At the Embedded World trade show from June 21-23, both Fraunhofer IPMS and Renesas will present the CAN-SEC IP-Core for the first time.

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