Press Releases

  • 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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  • 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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