Press Releases

  • Fraunhofer IPMS presents new controller IP-Core MACsec / 2023

    New controller IP core for secure data

    Press release / March 06, 2023

    Data security is one of the most important issues in today's digital age. Increasing system attacks and cybercrime make it necessary to secure data in new ways. For this purpose, the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS developed the MACsec Controller IP-Core, which implements the latest Ethernet security standards. It provides authentication, integrity and encryption of data between different nodes of a Local Area Network (LAN).

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  • QuINSiDa - Quantum-based Infrastructure Networks for Safety-Critical Wireless Data Communication / 2023

    Secure Optical Data Communication Using Quantum Cryptography and Li-Fi

    Press release / February 12, 2023

    Modern quantum technology opens up many new areas of application. But it also harbors risks. Due to their enormous computing power, quantum computers, could undermine even the most modern data encryption methods. To forestall this scenario, several partners led by KEEQuant GmbH are developing a new approach to secure optical data transmission in wireless networks using light and quantum keys. The "QuINSiDa" project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF with a sum of 2 million euros.

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  • German research association launches the project "Secure Quantum Communication for Critical Identity Access Management Infrastructures - Quant-ID" / 2023

    Quantum-safe identities for a digital future

    Press release / February 06, 2023

    The security of digital identities is threatened by future quantum technologies. In the hands of attackers, quantum computers will be able to break classical encryption methods. To fend off such attacks, four partners launched the Quant-ID project. In this project, they are researching the development of novel methods and systems that guarantee cryptographic security in the long term based on quantum random numbers and post-quantum cryptography. Highly critical areas, such as government institutions, banks or insurance companies, will thus receive the necessary protection. The BMBF-funded project started in September 2022 and will run for three years.

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  • Fraunhofer IPMS presents latest photonic technologies at SPIE.Photonics West in San Francisco / 2023

    Intelligent microsystems as multi-talents

    Press release / January 30, 2023

    Digitalization, automation and efficiency are the buzzwords of the industry of the future. To this end, the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS develops customer-specific sensors, actuators and optical components. These represent the key technologies for IoT and numerous future applications with artificial intelligence.

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  • Push-pull principle for Fraunhofer IPMS loudspeaker concept presented in Nature Journal / 2022

    The sound of joy in your ear

    Press release / December 12, 2022

    We want modern technology to become smaller and more energy-efficient without losing quality. Technical innovation is needed to achieve this. For several years, the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS has been researching a novel energy-efficient actuator system for micro loudspeakers. The prototype now presented has surpassed expectations: High volume and excellent sound quality meet high energy efficiency in practical tests. The results were now presented in the Nature Journal Microsystems & Nanoengineering.

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  • Launch of the Germany-wide cooperation FMD-QNC / 2022

    Research Fab for quantum and neuromorphic computing

    Press release / December 08, 2022

    In order to consolidate and expand the existing microelectronic research and development in Germany regarding quantum and neuromorphic computing, the FMD launched on December 1, 2022, a joint project together with four other Fraunhofer institutes, the Jülich Forschungszentrum and AMO GmbH: The Research Fab Microelectronics Germany — Module Quantum and Neuromorphic Computing (FMD-QNC). The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the equipment and structural setup required for the project.

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  • Fraunhofer IPMS at the International Laser and Photonics Fair in Japan / 2022

    Photonics - Shining technology of the future

    Press release / December 07, 2022

    Photonics focuses on the use of light with all its possibilities. From light control to laser technologies and data transmission, photonics is used in many fields such as medicine, industry, astronomy, microscopy or traffic safety. One of the leading research institutes in this field is the Dresden Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS. After two years of corona-related absence, it is now presenting some of its latest developments in the field of area light modulators at the International Laser and Photonics Fair in Japan.

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  • 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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