Packaging technology for electronic system integration

Fraunhofer IZM helps companies assemble robust and reliable electronic systems and integrate these into the application environment.



Event Review

Pitching for Fraunhofer Knowhow

On December 6th, Fraunhofer IZM opened its gates for Berlin’s prolific startup scene. In cooperation with CUBE GmbH, the institute hosted a very special event that allowed new entrepreneurs, investors, and many other interested visitors a chance to meet and mingle: the “Founders‘ Garage”.


Project PhoxTroT

European Commission 7th Framework Programme project PhoxTroT revolutionized Data Centers, and High Performance Computing Systems.


Hardware-Hub | 6 December 2017

Hardware Startups: Getting Connected and Pitching Business Ideas at Fraunhofer IZM

The Founders‘ Garage calls all startups to the new hardware hub. Where? @Halle16.Berlin at Fraunhofer IZM. When? December 6th

All hardware startups interested in taking part in the pitches can apply until December 4th.


Event | 29.11.2017

Public Symposium Panel Level Packaging

On November 29, 2017 Fraunhofer IZM is hosting a Panel Level Packaging Symposium where renowned experts from global players in PLP will bring you up to date with current trends and developments. Register now to be part of this exciting event!


News | Award

Klaus-Dieter Lang receives IMAPS award

For his exceptional contribution to the development of Electronic Packaging and his participation in various IMAPS-committees, Klaus-Dieter Lang was honoured with the William D. Ashman Achievement Award. He was given the award on the occasion of the 50th IMAPS Microelectronics Symposium in Raleigh.



Higher processor performance with microchannel cooler

As part of the CarriCool project under the aegis of IBM, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new, effective cooling method: By integrating microchannels into the silicon interposer it is for the first time possible to cool high-performance processors from the underside as well.


Highlight | Annual Report

Autonomous sensor nodes for agriculture and the energy industry

Poor silage not only endangers livestock: it can harm other uses, like the production of green energy. The better the ensilage process, the more efficiently biogas can be produced. The multi-sensor technology makes it possible for the first time to track critical parameters like the density of the silage.



Professor Martin Schneider-Ramelow appointed Deputy Director of the Institute

The veteran Head of Department of the Fraunhofer IZM is committed to reinforcing cooperation with the Technical University of Berlin and will support Professor Klaus-Dieter Lang, the Director of the Institute, in managing the IZM operations at Dresden.



A Circular Life for High-Tech Polymers

As part of the “PolyCE” project, the researchers at the Fraunhofer IZM are helping recover and reuse polymers from waste as a precious resource for new products.


Event | 06.07.2017

Unveiling the “Research Factory Microelectronics Germany” in Berlin and Brandenburg

On July 6th, the Ferdinand Braun Institute, the Leibniz Institute for Ultra-High Frequency Technology, opened its doors for the regional launch of the Research Factory in Berlin-Brandenburg.



A cooperation to spur innovation in technology R&D

June 28, 2017 marks the start of a new cooperation between two leading European research institutes, Leti (a research organisation of CEA Tech Grenoble) and Fraunhofer Group Microelectronics. 


News | Development

High-Pressure Sensors for Extreme Temperature

The SOI high-pressure sensors (silicon-on-insulator) developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM makes this exact monitoring possible for processes operating at temperatures of up to 400° centigrade. 


Highlight | Annual Report


3D process technology for innovative system in package (3D-SiP) solutions - A three-dimensional stacking of chips, combined with wafer level processing, allows a functional extension and an increased complexity of electronic systems within minimum space. 


Highlight | Annual Report

Sustainable design decisions

Sound Life Cycle Assessments for sustainable design decisions - The comprehensive life cycle assessment of the modular Fairphone 2 was able to demonstrate the environmental effects of producing a smartphone as well as how a modular approach can lead to a reduced environmental footprint.  


Highlight | Annual Report

Photonic assembly

Active alignment of laser modules - The aim of the project was to develop a new type of automated assembly concept to couple a multiemitter laser-chip module to an optical fi ber with a core diameter of less than 100 µm.


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.



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