Since 1993 Fraunhofer IZM has been one of the world’s leading institutes for applied research and the development and system integration of robust and reliable electronics.

For over 30 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.




Packaging, connecting, and integrating

Packaging, connecting, and integrating: 30 years of Fraunhofer IZM - 30 years of packaging and interconnection excellence in microelectronics


News / 12.9.2023

Out of the school and into the lab

With various elective courses, individual career events and more, Fraunhofer IZM and the Gabriele-von-Bülow-Gymnasium want to intensify the already close cooperation between school and research institute even more.


News / 15.8.2023

Reduction in the power consumption of future chips

A new EU-funded project has brought together a high-profile consortium from science and industry to investigate how changes to the magnetic properties of semiconductors could achieve a hundredfold reduction in the power consumption of computer chips.


News / 2.8.2023

Radar systems with a new design and AI support

The combined radar expertise of Fraunhofer IZM is making the sensors needed for self-driving cars not just cheaper, but more reliable and accurate at the same time. The researchers joined a group of industry partners to design a radar system with an angular resolution of below one degree at 180° coverage.


News / 25.7.2023

The economical solution for an ecological revolution

Zinc batteries with double efficiency and the ability to produce hydrogen

Heating homes with solar power in midwinter – the renewable energy revolution wants to build a climate-friendly future for the world. But the move away from fossil fuels will remain a challenge as long as efficient means to store green energy are still lacking.


News / 18.7.2023

Promoting transparent supply chains and a more circular economy with digital product passports

Any prospective buyer of an electronic device interested in knowing more about the products they have set their eyes on will have to cope with limited information on print or online manuals or engage in time-consuming research.  


News / 11.7.2023

Are our electronics watertight?

The makers of electronic equipment built into cars or industrial machines know the problem only too well: Electronics fail earlier than they should, because humidity seeps into their sealed housings. Reliability tests are conducted to prevent that from happening.



Conference | October 23 - 25, 2023

MikroSystemTechnik Congress 2023

The conference is the largest German-language event in electronic and microsystems and is an important platform for networking, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises. It offers a comprehensive overview both of the current state of research and development in electronic and microsystems in Germany and of international trends.


Session series | October 24, 2023

»Materials for electronic innovations«

With our expert session series we want to dedicate ourselves to the foundation of every hardware development and innovation: Nothing works without materials.


Workshop | November 09 - 10, 2023

Reliability of Electronic Systems

Due to shorter development times and higher demands on electronic components and systems, reliability assessment is playing an ever increasingly important role. Fraunhofer IZM is therefore organizing a two-day seminar, in which the participants will be provided with relevant knowledge and methods along the product development process.


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

Researched for Practice, Developed for Reliability


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