Der Fraunhofer IZM Blog

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L3MATRIX completed successfully its activities

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The new Fairphone 3

First look with Fraunhofer IZM

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Making small intestine endoscopy faster with a pill-sized high-tech camera

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Get a taste of Fraunhofer IZM labs...

Polymer Ageing and Microelectronic Package Reliability

We cordially invite you to our workshop on September 24th, 2019!

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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 230 institute researchers 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.




The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft at 70
A Time to Celebrate!

Fraunhofer IZM opened its doors on Friday for a very special celebration in honour of 70 years of the Fraunhofer Society. Under the motto of „70 Years of Future – #WHATSNEXT“, the people of the Institute used the occasion to reminisce and to look ahead to a bright future for their work.


News / 12.9.2019

L3MATRIX completed successfully its activities

The L3MATRIX project delivered a solution to challenges related to scaling, latency and the optical reach, enabling a smooth transition to low-cost and low-power Pb/s scale networks.


News / 27.8.2019

The new Fairphone 3
First look with Fraunhofer IZM

Fairphone, a pioneer in ecologically and socially compatible manufacturing of smartphones and long-standing project partner of Fraunhofer IZM, has just announced their new device, the Fairphone 3.





Conference | 09/18/2019 - 09/20/2019

PLATE 2019

PLATE (Product Lifetimes and the Environment), the 3rd international conference to address product lifetimes in the context of sustainability will be held September 18-20, 2019 in Berlin, Germany, organised by Fraunhofer IZM in cooperation with Technische Universität Berlin.


Symposium | 09/22/2019 - 09/26/2019

7th Optical Interconnect in Data Centers Symposium

The symposium is focused on high-performance, low-energy and -cost and small-size optical interconnects across the different hierarchy levels in data centers.


Summit | 30.09.2019

5G Future Industrial Communication

The annual Future Industrial Communication conference of the BMBF 5G research initiative will take place this year as part of the IEEE 5G World Forum in Dresden. It deals with the questions “Where are we?” and “What is still to be done?”, viewed from the users’ and researchers’ perspectives.


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.


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

How do IZM developments contribute to improving medical care? Which technology literally saw the light and what else went on at Fraunhofer IZM last year? All this and much more in the current annual report!