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The hydrogen debate: Daydream or real game changer?

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Laser Technology for Agriculture 4.0

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Fraunhofer launches lighthouse project to develop technologies for 6G

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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 / 15.2.2021

The hydrogen debate: Daydream or real game changer?

Hydrogen could revolutionize how the world generates, stores, and uses energy. Much has been written about its potential for the transport sector in particular, as it could help make large commercial vehicles, busses, or even trains and ships climate neutral. Its advantages are evident: Electric vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells are silent, emit nothing but water, offer exceptional mileage, and are quick to recharge.


News / 9.2.2021

Laser Technology for Agriculture 4.0

With climate change, uncertainties in food security, and pressure to preserve resources, agriculture is facing difficult tasks. To meet these challenges with cost-effective and intelligent electronic solutions, researchers at Fraunhofer IZM are working with partners to combine smart system integration with sensor technology, thus enabling the leap to Agriculture 4.0.


News / 5.2.2021

Fraunhofer launches lighthouse project to develop technologies for 6G

At the beginning of 2021, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft launched 6G SENTINEL, a lighthouse project to develop key technologies for the future 6G mobile communications standard. The focus of their work will be on terahertz technologies and solutions for flexible networks.





Online Series | Februrary 23, 2021

Dielectric characterization of Materials and their impact

Speaker: Oliver Schwanitz
Dielectric material properties are needed as input for optimized package design of RF systems like 5G. The expert session will give an insight into different aspects of the dielectric properties, their impacts and how they are extracted.


Online | March 06 - 11, 2021

Photonics West 2021

The Photonics West is the most influential conference for biophotonics and biomedical optics, high-power laser manufacturing, optoelectronics, microfabrication, and green photonics. This year it will be taking place online from 6 March – 11 March 2021.


Industry Workshop | March 10, 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.





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!