Press Releases

  • SEMICON Europa - Fraunhofer IPMS presents itself at Europe's largest microelectronics trade fair / 2021

    From idea to market - Fraunhofer IPMS supports industry with innovative technologies

    Press release / November 15, 2021

    At the upcoming SEMICON Europa, the largest European trade fair for microelectronics, the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS will present numerous technical innovations. These include an exciting mix of topics from the fields of semiconductors, sensor technology, Internet of Things, automotive, and medical technology. Demonstrators as well as conversations with Fraunhofer IPMS researchers at the fair make these technologies tangible. This year, SEMICON Europa will again take place as a physical trade fair from November 16 to 19 at the Congress Center Munich.

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  • Fraunhofer IPMS presents new technologies at the MST Congress / 2021

    Latest trends in microsystems technology

    Press release / November 05, 2021

    Future-oriented key technologies in microelectronics and microsystems technology (MST) will be presented at the MST Congress in Ludwigsburg from November 8 to 10, 2021. The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS will participate at the joint booth of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD). In numerous lectures and poster sessions, the institute will present current results and developments from the fields of intelligent MEMS-based sensor and actuator technology for applications in medical technology, chemical analytics and Industry 4.0.

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  • Trainee Project 2021 of Fraunhofer IPMS develops noise-indicating lamp / 2021

    Can’t make noise visible? Yes, we can!

    Press release / October 28, 2021

    The Bremerhaven association "Rückenwind für Leher Kinder e.V." offers children free care, leisure and support services. The children find a variety of activities here and learn to abide by rules. Nevertheless, it sometimes gets loud. Too loud. To ensure an appropriate noise level during the day, a trainee project of the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS has developed a noise-idicating lamp to visualize the volume in rooms.

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  • Companies participate in research innovations at an early stage / 2021

    Innovative research to support companies in sparsely populated regions

    Pressemitteilung / October 13, 2021

    The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are once again funding five trilateral projects for the transfer of knowledge from DFG-funded basic research to industry. The collaboration between universities, Fraunhofer institutes and companies is being supported with a total of around 4.5 million euros for the duration of three years. One of the projects is the "MEMS-based parametric amplifier for range optimization of wireless sensor networks", in which the Technical University of Hamburg together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS and the industrial partner Actemium BEA aim to provide energy-efficient, long-range sensor nodes.

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  • TSN/A Conference 2021 / 2021

    Fraunhofer IPMS presents a scalable TSN multiport switch at the TSN/A conference

    Press release / September 29, 2021

    The TSN/A conference has become one of the most important international meetings of experts in the field of industrial Ethernet standards. With the help of Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), standard Ethernet gains a new dimension through time-synchronous and deterministic data transmission. How these technologies will affect industry, automotive and the audio-video-consumer world are the central questions of this year's conference on September 29 and 30. Marcus Pietzsch from the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS will take a closer look at the latency of time-critical networks in his workshop.

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  • Project Zepowel / 2021

    Greening the Internet of Things

    September 23, 2021

    Sensors have become the ubiquitous companions of our lives. Whether knowingly or not, we use them every day to collect, process, and interpret data and help us make sense of the world around us. The demand for connected devices keeps growing – in particular in the Internet of Things, or IoT for short. The Fraunhofer flagship project ZEPOWEL has shown successfully how all of these sensor systems can become extremely energy efficient or even completely autonomous. The potential result: Up to 20% less carbon emissions in Germany alone.

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  • Fraunhofer IPMS at the "all about automation" trade fair in Chemnitz, Germany / 2021

    Industrial automation and communication of the future

    September 22, 2021

    The "all about automation" is the leading trade fair for systems, components, software and engineering for industrial automation and communication. At the fair on September 22 and 23 in Chemnitz, the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS presents solutions for optical wireless communication in real time using Li Fi, IP core design solutions, innovative measurement techniques for process & quality monitoring as well as for environmental sensors & control.

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  • Fraunhofer IPMS presents digital conference ICICDT / 2021

    International Conference on Design and Technology in the IC Industry

    September 14, 2021

    Today, the mutual optimization of design and technology provide key advantage in the highly competitive semiconductor market. Traditionally, when developing integrated circuits (IC), their design and technology were considered and developed separately. Looking to the future, this is no longer appropriate. Experienced IC designers need a deeper understanding of the interactions between design and technology options to ensure maximum product optimization. For the 18th time, the "International Conference on IC Design and Technology (ICICDT)" provides a forum for engineers, researchers, graduate students and professors to cross the boundary between design and technology.

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  • The (computational) performance of quantum computers relies heavily on their core hardware element: the qubit. Several approaches to realize qubits exist, yet they still lack stable scalable fabrication value chains to become industrially viable technologies. Project MATQu aims to expand the European expertise in materials and processes and enables the European industry to further develop solid-state-based quantum computers. The two Fraunhofer institutes IPMS and IAF are contributing expertise in 300 mm manufacturing and low-temperature measurement technology.

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  • With its latest release of development tools for RISC-V processors, Swedish software manufacturer IAR Systems offers support for the ISO 26262 ASIL-D ready certified RISC-V processor core "EMSA5-FS" of the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS. Users of the toolchain software will thus benefit from simplified certification processes for functional safety, lower costs over the entire product lifecycle and maximum performance in RISC-V-based applications. The new EMSA5-FS processor core from Fraunhofer IPMS is marketed by partner CAST Inc.

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