Tracking down power grid reserves
Berlin May 14, 2013
Increasing renewable energy penetration is leading to bottlenecks in distribution and transmission grids. However, with the right weather and an innovative sensor network with self-sufficient (autarkic) power supply, operators can tap reserve capacity by harnessing power line cooling.
Perfectly designed microelectronics
Research News May 02, 2013
Microchips play an important role in industrial and household electronics. Their miniaturized circuits must not only function faultlessly but also consume as little energy as possible. Researchers are now working on making the tiny devices even more efficient.
Hitting the road with Saxony’s Minister-President to promote semiconductor technology
Silicon Saxony Apr 18, 2013
Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID and 14 representatives from the Microelectronics Cluster “Silicon Saxony” accompanied Saxony’s Minister-President Stanislaw Tillich on his tour of the USA to promote Saxony’s semiconductor know-how from 04.16. to 04.20.
Fraunhofer IZM joins the EU flagship project Human Brain
Berlin Feb 04, 2013
Approximately 250 researchers from 23 countries are working together to try achieve an ambitious goal — simulating the human brain. A key strategy of the collaboration, which runs under the title Human Brain Project (HBP), is combining the strategies of neuroscience with those of IT.
Research Project "SeManTiK" Investigates Latest Chip-Integration Technologies for Contactless Identity Documents
Neubiberg and Berlin Jan 10, 2013
What are the requirements for electronic identity documents to provide reliable functionality during their long term of validity? Experts from German printing office “Bundesdruckerei”, the semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG and the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM have teamed up in the research project "Secure and long-life eID applications for human-technology cooperation (SeManTik)" to find proper anwers.
Research Award for Faster and Reliable Data Transmission
Berlin Jan 10, 2013
In today’s information age, in which everyone is online around the clock, unimaginable amounts of data crisscross the globe in mere seconds via sites like YouTube and Facebook. More and more data can be sent and received at ever faster speeds, while at the same time all-important reliability is maintained and interference is prevented. How does technology make this possible? This question is the focus of the 2012 Fraunhofer IZM Research Award recipient.
Romper suit to protect against sudden infant death
Research News Jan 02, 2013
Breathing sensors built into romper suits could help prevent sudden cot deaths in the future. The basis for this is a stretchable printed circuit board that fits to the contours of the body and can be manufactured using routine industrial processes.
Optical communications make data centres more efficient
Berlin, Nov 30, 2012
Major data centres and supercomputers will soon be more cost and energy efficient, and at the same time will be even more powerful. Fraunhofer scientists and 17 partners from business and research in the European Union have set themselves this ambitious goal in the “PhoxTroT” project.
ArtGuardian® - High-Tech Protects Art Fraunhofer Technology for Preventive Conservation Will Soon Be Introduced to the Market
Dortmund/ Leipzig Nov 22, 2012
Being Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft developed together with Rathgen Research Laboratory of the Berlin State Museums a novel system for preventive conservation of art and cultural assets.
Fraunhofer IZM apprentice is honored for excellent exam results
Munich, Nov 12, 2012
Together with twelve apprentices from other Fraunhofer institutes, former Fraunhofer IZM apprentice Pascal Graap (micro technologist, focus microsystem technology) was honored for his outstanding exam results by the Fraunhofer Board of Directors.
Home remedies to battle dementia (German)
Berlin, Oct 29, 2012
The Fraunhofer IZM Application Center “Smart System Integration” and experts from Berlin’s ESYS GmbH have developed a new communication and sensor system for the home. The innovative technology, which was developed as part of the recently completed project SELBST (Microsystem Technology for Self-determination in Old Age), is targeted at seniors living alone and their relatives.
SPTS Signs Joint Development Program (JDP) for 300mm 3D-IC Application with Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID
Newport, United Kingdom, Oct 09, 2012
SPTS Technologies, today announced that it has signed a JDP Program with Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID to research sub-175C dielectric films in through silicon vias (TSV) for 3D-IC packaging.
Batteryless radio solution reaches pilot stage
Berlin, Oct 08, 2012
Systems for condition monitoring should, ideally, detect faults before a machine comes to a standstill. Until now, this type of sensor system has only been used with very valuable drives for reasons of cost. Those days are gone..
iNEMI recognizes outstanding cooperation with Fraunhofer IZM
Berlin Sep 30, 2012
Fraunhofer IZM has worked closely with iNEMI over many years. A number of Fraunhofer IZM scientists participate in iNEMI projects and joint events have been hosted. In recognition of this close collaboration, iNEMI Vice-Chair Bob Pfahl presented Fraunhofer IZM honorary membership in September 2012.
Berlin, Sep 18, 2012
The aim of the SmartSenior research project is to develop technologically innovative services that enable older people to continue living in their own homes longer, and stay independent longer.
A smart fabric sets off the alarm
Berlin, Sep 05, 2012
Researchers have developed a new kind of anti-theft system, based on a woven fabric that triggers an alarm when penetrated by intruders. The smart fabric enables the exact location of the break-in to be identified, and is significantly cheaper than other burglary detection systems. It is also suitable as an invisible means of protecting entire buildings.
Mayor of Dresden Dirk Hilbert treated to a full rundown
Berlin, Jul 26, 2012
Fraunhofer IZM’s All Silicon System Integration Dresden (ASSID) center is celebrating its two-year anniversary. With a steadily expanding team of researchers and technical support staff that currently numbers 33, ASSID has evolved into a leading center for 3D microsystem integration. To mark the occasion, ASSID gave Dresden Mayor, Dirk Hilbert, an on-site overview of the center and its work.
New breakthrough in Fraunhofer IZM-assisted search for “God particles”
Berlin, Jul 09, 2012
Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) are just around the corner from a jaw-dropping breakthrough. If the recently discovered particles really are Higgs bosons, years of painstaking research will have paid off. Current particle theory proposes the particles as crucial players in the creation of the universe post-Big Bang. Confirmation of their existence will also solve the mystery of particle masses.
EC funds ICARUS project to save more lives in catastrophe situations with robots
Berlin, Jun 13, 2012
The earthquake and tsunami in Japan just over a year ago quickly plunged half the country into chaos. Coordinating rescue efforts in such disaster zones is often challenging and the search for survivors is particularly difficult on such a terrain and even life-threatening for rescue teams. Getting trained search and rescue teams on-site takes often far too long, despite the fact that every second counts in the search for survivors.
Fraunhofer IZM on tour with MS Wissenschaft!
Berlin, May 31, 2012
The ship “MS Wissenschaft”, housing the traveling exhibition “Future Earth”, began its almost 6-month journey through Germany and Austria on May 30th. Fraunhofer IZM is on board again this year with two interactive contributions entitled “Hidden Gems in the Game Console”.
A new benchmark in environmentally friendly electronic design
Berlin, May 20, 2012
Fraunhofer IZM and Ireland’s MicroPro have developed a best practice for environmentally friendly electronic design. The new “iameco” (I-am-eco) PC is the most environmentally friendly computer of its type, and was designed to maximize energy efficiency.