Press Releases

  • Fraunhofer IPMS at the Photonix Expo in Japan / 2023

    From Microchips to Holograms – the Perfect Light Modulation

    Press release / September 21, 2023

    Fraunhofer IPMS develops photonic microsystems that modulate light using small, controllable mirrors to create unique images and structures. These so-called spatial light modulators (SLM) are micromirror arrays with up to several million mirrors on a semiconductor chip. They have applications in semiconductor manufacturing, microscopy and holography, and have brought the Institute to the forefront of international research in this field.

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  • RISC-V development at Fraunhofer IPMS / 2023

    Flexibility, durability and trust - RISC-V conquers the processor market

    Press release / August 30, 2023

    The accessibility of RISC-V has started a revolution and, thanks to its open architecture, allows developers to design processors tailored to specific requirements. The Fraunhofer IPMS also offers a processor IP based on the RISC V instruction set architecture. The institute has extensive RISC-V expertise, which is used in research projects and is actively developed.

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  • Launch of European Semiconductor- Metrology Technology Hub / 2023

    Applied Materials and Fraunhofer IPMS launch European Semiconductor- Metrology Technology Hub

    Press release / July 17, 2023

    • New hub will provide state-of-the-art metrology systems to accelerate semiconductor research and enhance development projects with chipmakers and ecosystem partners across Europe, particularly in ICAPS* market segments • Collaboration to accelerate learning, develop novel methods and prove new metrology equipment, methods, algorithms and software

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  • Zone-based Automotive E /E – Architecture / 2023

    The Future of Mobility: Fraunhofer IPMS drives the Revolution in Vehicle Architecture

    Press release / July 13, 2023

    The vehicles of the future will be automated and networked to drive autonomously in road traffic and to relieve the driver. This requires new vehicle architectures and high-performance components. The Fraunhofer IPMS is working on various research projects to create the necessary conditions.

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  • High resolution and fast light control with optical microsystems from Fraunhofer IPMS / 2023

    Light Modulation in Perfection - Optical Microsystems of Fraunhofer IPMS

    Press release / June 19, 2023

    Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS uses optical microsystems to enable fast and high-resolution light control. By using small, movable mirrors, the institute's photonic systems can modulate light to create unique images and structures. The institute's researchers are implementing 1-axis- and 2-axis tilting mirrors as well as piston mirrors. The mirrors are monolithically integrated on so-called CMOS backplanes.

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  • Innovative micro scanners from Fraunhofer IPMS for use in medical technology / 2023

    Qualified micro scanners for customized medical applications

    Press release / June 14, 2023

    The potential of micro scanners in medical technology is immense. Their small size, low weight and high energy efficiency make them ideal for mobile use. More than 200 different micro scanner designs have been developed at Fraunhofer IPMS to meet customer-specific requirements. The range of services covers the entire value chain, from design and prototype development to pilot production in its own clean room on 8” wafer. Fraunhofer IPMS is continuously expanding the application range of scanner mirror technology with novel and patented design solutions and technology modules as well as the integration of artificial intelligence.

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  • Fraunhofer IPMS receives Joseph von Fraunhofer Preis 2023 / 2023

    Speaker technology — energy-efficient micro speakers for in-ear headphones

    Press release / May 25, 2023

    In-ear headphones, which are inserted wirelessly into the ear canal, could replace smartphones in the future. A team of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS and Bosch Sensortec GmbH laid the foundation for this with a novel technology for the integrated micro loudspeakers — and received the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for it.

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  • Fraunhofer IPMS presents innovative microsensor solutions at the SENSOR+TEST trade fair / 2023

    High-precision microsensor technology for a wide application range

    Press release / April 26, 2023

    Developing pioneering technology solutions and bringing them into application - that is the goal of Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS. At this year's SENSOR+TEST trade fair in Nuremberg, the institute will present its latest developments in optical, chemical and ultrasonic sensor technology.

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  • TU Dresden and Fraunhofer IPMS sign several agreements in Taipei and Hsinchu / 2023

    Scientific cooperation with universities in Taiwan significantly expanded

    Press release / April 20, 2023

    The Technical University of Dresden and Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS have reached concrete agreements on scientific cooperation with several universities in Taipei and Hsinchu in Taiwan in the presence of Saxony's Science Minister Sebastian Gemkow.

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  • Fraunhofer IPMS is part of project Qu-Pilot / 2023

    Leveraging Europe’s pilot infrastructure federated quantum technology production facilities

    Press release / April 19, 2023

    Despite in scientific research in multiple technologies, European industry faces challenges in translating quantum technology innovation into robust and scalable hardware processes and products. Project Qu-Pilot will change this by leveraging the existing piloting infrastructure predominantly distributed across the European research and technology organizations (RTOs). The end goal is to accelerate the time-to-market of European industrial innovation in quantum technology and help establishing a trusted supply chain. Fraunhofer IPMS contributes its expertise in state-of-the-art, industry-compatible CMOS semiconductor fabrication in 300 mm wafer standard.

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