International visitors at Fraunhofer IZM’s Eco-Design Learning Factory

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The hunger of data centers for critical raw materials - and how we counter it

REALIZM - The Fraunhofer IZM Blog

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Panel Level Packaging Consortium 2.0 – The First Year!

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Over five million Euros for photonic packaging and test technologies


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APPLAUSE for low-cost manufacturing of photonics, optics and electronics

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Radar beams for networking and localizing everyday objects

OmniConnect project | Home networking by radar

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Energy ECS project develops smart and secure energy solutions for future mobility and green-energy transition

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The washing machine touch display of the future: Researchers develop shape-adapted controls

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Fraunhofer Institute researchers win the Ralf Dahren-dorf Prize for demonstrative solutions in sustainable electronics

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Get a taste of Fraunhofer IZM labs...

Fraunhofer IZM is one the world’s leading institutes for applied research and the development and system integration of robust and reliable electronics.

For over 25 years, more than 450 employees have been finding technological solutions in cooperation with partners from industry and academia. Emerging challenges are addressed in branches such as automotive and industrial electronics, medical engineering, ICT and semiconductor technology.

The advantages of working hand-in-hand with Fraunhofer IZM include:

  • Industry-compatible high-tech equipment
  • Flexible cooperation models
  • Peace-of-mind thanks to IP protection
  • International, strategic networks with universities, research institutes and private enterprise in Germany and abroad.



News | Event Review / 16.9.2021

International visitors at Fraunhofer IZM’s Eco-Design Learning Factory

After a long journey from Palestine and a not quite as long journey from Hamburg, the participants of the Ecodesign Learning Factory learned one lesson above all: The principles of the circular economy can be used in many different ways to make products, services, and entire business models more sustainable.



News / 18.8.2021

Panel Level Packaging Consortium 2.0 – The First Year!

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, Fraunhofer IZM and its 17 partners on the PLC 2.0 consortium have achieved excellent results within the first year. All partners met in a virtual meeting for two days.  


News | PhotonicLEAP / 19.7.2021

Over five million Euros for photonic packaging and test technologies

PhotonicLEAP, a European Horizon 2020 collaborative research project, has been awarded over €5 million Euros in funding from the European Commission to develop disruptive technologies that will drive down the cost of integrated photonic packaging and test processes.


News / 6.7.2021

APPLAUSE for low-cost manufacturing of photonics, optics and electronics

In the design and manufacture of a wide range of electronic devices, such as smartphones and self-driving vehicles, new and expanded functionalities must constantly be accommodated in the smallest possible space. Advanced packaging has emerged as an essential technology for the integration of photonics, optics and electronics.


News | OmniConnect project / 1.7.2021

Radar beams for networking and localizing everyday objects

In the OmniConnect project, Fraunhofer researchers are working with other partners on networking objects in indoor areas. They are doing this using radar beams and passive tags that are attached to moving objects, but also to people.


News / 1.7.2021

6G Research and Innovation Cluster

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has selected four hubs across Germany to conduct research on the upcoming mobile communications generation 6G. The goal is to jointly develop innovations for the telecommunications technologies of the future.


News / 29.6.2021

Energy ECS project develops smart and secure energy solutions

A new project with 30 participants from eight European countries will pave the way for an emerging new European business and technology ecosystem aimed at tackling various energy related challenges for the future of mobility. The project accelerates Europe's decarbonization goals for 2050.





Online conference | September 13 - 16, 2021

Fraunhofer IZM at
EMPC 2021

The 23rd European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference & Exhibition 2021 (EMPC) is set to take place online this year from 13-16 September. The conference will present the best of microelectronics packaging and interconnection technologies, covering technological innovation in this field with contributions from both industry and academia.


Conference | September 20-23, 2021

Philipp Wachholz presents a poster at the MNE

The 47th MNE Conference 2021, the flagship event of the international Micro and Nano Engineering society (iMNEs), will be taking place as a hybrid event in Turin, Italy, from September 20-23, 2021. On Tuesday, Fraunhofer IZM’s Philipp Wachholz will present his findings on “PD51-Picoliter dispensing technology for micro-optical components and photonic packaging using highly viscous liquid polymers” in the poster session dedicated to “Nanofabrication and Manufacturing for Functional Structures/Surfaces”.


Hybrid event | October 4 - 7, 2021

Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg

Session on “Data Center Interconnects”
In order to bring the costs down to €1/Gb/s or even lower in mass production, a holistic transformation to the assembly and characterization of high-speed photonic transceivers is required. Take part in this year’s virtual conference session and find more information on the Photonic Days Berlin Brandenburg 2021


Berlin Center for Digital Transformation

The Berlin Center for Digital Tansformation is a cooperation of the four Berlin Fraunhofer-Institutes FOKUS, HHI, IPK and IZM.

The focus activities are technologies and solutions that take into account the increasing digitalization and networking of all spheres of life.


High Performance Center »Functional Integration in Micro- and Nanoelectronics«

Functional Integration in Micro- and Nanoelectronics in Dresden und Chemnitz


Research Fab Microelectronics Germany

To reinforce the position of Europe’s semiconductor and electronics industry beside global competition, eleven institutes within the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics have, together with the IHP GmbH - Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics and the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, come up with a concept for a cross-location research factory for microelectronics and nanoelectronics.



Fraunhofer IZM annual report & Brochure

Like in the rest of the world, the year 2020 at Fraunhofer IZM was dominated by the COVID 19 pandemic, and this is also reflected in the current annual report. Thus, in addition to many technological highlights from the fields of automotive, industrial electronics, semiconductors and information and communication, this time there is an overview of the numerous IZM activities in corona research in the business field of medicine.


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Cottbus - Branch Lab

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