Press Releases

  • They form the central nervous system of the information age: silicon semiconductor chips. Silicon wafers serve as carriers of information that is produced by the most modern methods and processes. The Fraunhofer IPMS based in Dresden offers research and development services for semiconductor production in the 300 mm wafer sector.

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  • In autonomous vehicles, people are only passengers. The car steers independently and recognizes obstacles and dangers. Optical sensors replace the driver's eye so that the vehicle can recognize its environment. A team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden is developing microscanner mirrors (MEMS scanners) that can perceive their environment reliably and without interference while being small and integrable at the same time. The vision of safe autonomous driving is thus within reach. The Fraunhofer IPMS will be presenting its latest developments to the general public at the world's leading trade fair for the development and manufacture of electronics, Productronica, from 12 to 15 November 2019 in Munich.

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  • Wireless and battery-free RFID sensor for switchgears / 2019

    Fraunhofer IPMS makes switchgear safer

    Presseinformation / 15.10.2019

    Researchers at Fraunhofer IPMS have developed a wireless and battery-free RFID sensor system that can monitor the temperature in switchgear. At the RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow conference and exhibition from 29-30 October 2019 in Darmstadt, Germany, the experts will present their complete range of products.

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  • The vision to enhance the Internet of Voice with Hearables to be permanently worn in the ear is taking shape. / 2019

    Fraunhofer and BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Introduce Membrane-free MEMS Loudspeakers in Nature Microsystems and Nanoengineering scientific journal

    Press Release / 9.10.2019

    In the coming years, demand and market penetration for Internet of Voice services are expected to grow. Services are already available via Hearables, intelligent wireless headphones equipped with mini-speakers combined with numerous additional features that are inserted directly into the human ear. When the required hardware is sufficiently miniaturized to fit comfortably and permanently in the ear canal, these micro-headphones will have the potential to take over the entire Internet communication.

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  • Safety requirements have grown to meet the same expectations as standard safety equipment featured in motor vehicles. Even lower-priced vehicles today offer driver assistance systems capable of intervening with, for example steering, in certain situations. Fraunhofer IPMS has therefore certified its IP designs, CAN 2.0B and CAN FD Controller Core, for functional safety according to ISO26262:2018. System integrators can now be sure that this IP Core fulfills all criteria of the ASIL B level requirements. On 11. October 2019, Fraunhofer experts will provide more information on diverse automotive IP designs at the GLOBALFOUNDRIES Technology Conference Center in Munich.

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  • Robots must be equipped with sensors and software for three-dimensional vision in order to gain a spatial understanding of and precisely control objects in their environment. For more than ten years, a research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) in Dresden has been developing and manufacturing micro-scanner mirrors, known as MEMS scanners, which provide robots an ability similar to human vision needed to perceive objects and perform demanding tasks. Fraunhofer IPMS will present its latest developments to a wide audience at the world's leading 2019 “Laser” trade fair for photonics components, systems and applications being held from 24.-27. June in Munich.

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  • Gesture Recognition Using Ultrasound

    Press Release / 22.5.2019

    A research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) have used a new class of ultrasonic transducers to reliably detect distance changes, movement patterns, and gestures in ranges of up to half a meter. The tiny components are inexpensive to produce, allow for high sound pressure, and provide a flexible frequency design for an optimal balance of distance and sensitivity. Visitors to the 2019 Sensor and Test Measurement Fair to be held from 25.-27. June in Nuremberg can view a first functional demonstrator of the state-of-the-art technology at the Fraunhofer IPMS Booth 248 in Hall 5.

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  • Sensry enables small and medium-sized businesses to gain access to innovative semiconductor technologies / 2019

    Globalfoundries, Fraunhofer and Next Big Thing found start-up in Dresden

    Press Release / 2.4.2019

    Germany's innovative and economic strength is based above all on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which successfully hold their own in the market with high-performance products and services. To achieve this, SMEs increasingly need highly integrated technologies whose in-house development is too complex, lengthy and expensive for many companies.

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