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.



News / 16.5.2023

The World’s Smallest Impedance Spectroscopy System

As small as a piece of candy, the waterproof IoT sensor can reliably measure the properties of liquids even in hard-to-reach places. This can make the maintenance of industrial machines much easier and even help to identify diseases.


News / 27.4.2023

6G Is Right around the Corner

With a Larger Selection of Materials to Enable High-Performance and Cost-Effective Hardware

More recent developments such as autonomous driving, telemedicine, but also private use require ever higher rates to transmit large amounts of data in real time. 6G should help with this: The aim is to transmit 1,000 GB/s and reduce latency to a tenth compared to 5G.


News / 4.4.2023

Blame the software

Study reveals new risks to the longevity of electronic devices

Many functions can be controlled and information shared only if the hardware works seamlessly with the operating systems under the hood. When a product is purchased, the buyer typically expects it to work for as long as possible. But what if it stops working even if the hardware is still fine?


News / 21.3.2023

Providing care right when it is needed

Radar system can recognize and track people and objects in room

Recognizing when senior citizens are at risk in the home or helping them find misplaced objects they presumed lost: The technology developed in the successful OMNICONNECT project can help people lead independent lives for longer.


News / 16.3.2023

Martin Schneider-Ramelow accepts appointment as director of Fraunhofer IZM

With the approval of the Senate Chairmen and the Scientific and Technical Council of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Prof. Martin Schneider-Ramelow has received and accepted the appointment committee’s call to be the director of Fraunhofer IZM.


News / 15.3.2023

Sustainable, high-level computing power thanks to wind energy

Federal government supporting research project at the Software Innovation Campus Paderborn

High-performance computing, or HPC, has become a key method in many scientific areas, including pharmaceutical and climate research.


News / 15.3.2023

Optical atomic clocks with record precision

Atomic clocks guarantee unrivalled precision when it comes to tracking time. They help us keep our digital and analogue clocks running on time by measuring the atomic resonance in cesium atoms exposed to microwave radiation. A new generation of optical atomic clocks is now set to increase their precision by a factor of up to 100,000.



Conference | May 30 - June 02, 2023

ECTC 2023

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


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.


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.



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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