New addition to the management of Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID, with a passion for glass

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Cryptex of the future - the quantumisation of data security

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DFG approves project to study heavy-wire bond connections in power electronics

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Economical wireless communication

Energy-efficient sensor nodes from Fraunhofer

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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 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 / 19.4.2021

New addition to the management of Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID, with a passion for glass

Dr. Manuela Junghähnel started as the deputy department head and site manager in mid-April, representing the WLSI department at the Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID.


Research News | Energy-efficient sensor nodes from Fraunhofer / 1.4.2021

Economical wireless communication

In today’s world, more and more devices are being wirelessly connected to one another with the aid of intelligent sensors. As this Internet of Things keeps growing, however, it is consuming more and more power. To address this issue, Fraunhofer’s ZEPOWEL lighthouse project has prompted the development of hardware that not only makes the sensors energy-efficient, but even enables them to save energy. As a starting point, the project is focusing on two sensor nodes – one to control machines and one to measure the air quality in the city.


News / 31.3.2021

DFG approves project to study heavy-wire bond connections in power electronics

The aim of the project is to describe the shear test on heavy wire bond points (wedges) used in the quality evaluation of bond wire joints by damage mechanics models and to correlate them with real tests.





Online Session | April 20, 2021

Highly reliable Solder and Sintering Technologies

Speaker: Matthias Hutter

Metal-metal interconnects are important for electronic packaging & assembly. The session will discuss joining/die attach technologies for highest reliability e.g. silver & copper sintering, leading to a higher package lifetime, as well as “transient liquid phase soldering/bonding” (TLPS/TLPB) for different applications.


Industry Workshop | April 21, 2021

Compliance and Environmental Management in the Electronics Industry

The industry workshop series helps its members anticipate developments that affect how they design and produce fully compliant products.


Online Session | May 03, 202

Automated assembly of thin glass based optical systems

Speaker: Gunnar Böttger
Thin glass structured by laser processes can be used advantageously to adapt and position various components on scalable and cost-efficient optical benches also made of glass. Using special features for automated alignment by production machinery, complex assemblies of optical fibers, light sources, beam shaping and splitting components can be joined for highest beam qualities and coupling efficiencies.


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

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!