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 / 10.5.2022

Let there be a light

Lifecycle assessments for greener and more sustainable lamp designs

Using fewer resources, avoiding electronic waste, and saving energy: This is possible if the entire production chain for more sustainable lamps is investigated and levelled up. For the SUMATRA project, researchers at Fraunhofer IZM and their industry partners are working together on exactly this mission.


News / 3.5.2022

Keeping phones for 5 years cuts yearly impact on global warming

Fairphone, the Dutch social enterprise building a market for ethical smartphones, has published a life cycle assessment (LCA) report for the Fairphone 4, detailing the impact their most recent device has on the environment.


News | Award

Marius van Dijk honored with Outstanding Paper Award at EuroSimE

Congratulations to our IZM colleague Marius van Dijk: For the paper "Numerical Simulation of Transient Thermomechanical Ageing Effects" he and his co-authors Saskia Huber, Hans Walter, Olaf Wittler and Martin Schneider-Ramelow were honored with the Outstanding Paper Award at this year's EuroSimE Conference.


News / 7.4.2022

Technological sovereignty to counter micro-chip shortage

Fraunhofer Executive Board confirms continuation of the Micro/Nano Performance Center. The economic consequences of the current chip shortage highlight the importance of microelectronics. In order to prepare for the future, technological sovereignty in microelectronics research and development is required, in addition to new production facilities in Europe.



Point-of-care diagnostics for multiple diseases, courtesy of photonics technology

To mark the successful completion of their research on the PoC-BoSens platform, the international project consortium led by Fraunhofer IZM can announce the birth of a new generation of such diagnostic systems: a photonic platform for precise point-of-care diagnostics.


News / 9.3.2022

Pressure sensors could make air travel easier on the environment

Built to take the heat: While conventional sensors reach breaking point at around 300°C, researchers at Fraunhofer IZM are creating a sensor that works reliably at twice that temperature.


News | Award

Fraunhofer IZM named "Research Institute of the Year"

Fraunhofer IZM is happy and proud to receive 3DInCites award for the second time after 2018. Every year this award honors researchers and institutions for outstanding work in the field of hetero system integration of semiconductors.



Online Workshop | May 17, 2022

Advanced flexible circuits for novel applications

With the expert session series »Advanced flexible circuits for novel applications« we would like to introduce Fraunhofer IZMs know-how and capacities within this research area and show you which research results you can use for your applications/developments or as a basis for joint projects.


Conference | May 17 - 18, 2022

International Forum on Neural Engineering and Brain Technologies

At the NBT Berlin, experts from industry and research come together to gather research results, discuss innovative technologies, and find practical application methods in the field of neuroscience and brain technology.


Conference | May 31 - June 03, 2022

ECTC - 2022

The Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC) is one of the leading international events in the area of packaging, components, and microelectronic systems technology.


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.


Berlin - Headquarters

Fraunhofer IZM Berlin

Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25
Gebäude 17/3
13355 Berlin

Telefon: +49 30 4 64 03-1 00
Fax: +49 30 4 64 03-1 11


Dresden - Branch of the institute

Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID

Ringstraße 12
01468 Dresden-Moritzburg

Telefon: +49 351 795572-12
Fax: +49 30 4 64 03-1 11


Cottbus - Branch Lab

Fraunhofer IZM Branch Lab Cottbus

Karl-Marx-Straße 69
03044 Cottbus
Phone: +49 355 383 770-12