Here you will find projects in which Fraunhofer IZM is involved, organized by category.
The European project ADMONT provides a novel approach for innovation in all sectors. It has no specific focus on particular end markets so Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial, Food Processing, Health, Safety, ICT and various other end markets can benefit. ADMONT supplies system integrators with a modular system for combining distinct technologies at wafer level while providing a vital and necessary platform for new products. This encompasses not only process technology but also design and modelling capabilities. ADMONT aims to reduce manufacturing times for base components to 75 % and reduce system costs to 70 % of what can be achieved today. Electronics-based products will benefit from increased innovation speed and hence accelerate time to market. This will bring the benefits of innovation to the full value chain, both from a production perspective and from an end user perspective.
Making power electronics more reliable used to mean going back to the drawing board and optimizing materials, structures, and processes. For real reliability in regular operations, modern condition monitoring concepts are offering their operators a new choice.
MASSTART aims to provide a holistic transformation to the assembly and characterization of high speed photonic transceivers towards bringing the cost down to €1/Gb/s or even lower in mass production. This will guarantee European leadership in the Photonics industry for the next decade.
Silicon carbide semiconductors, packaged for high-temperature applications, have the potential to increase switching frequencies and output substantially in future power electronics, while making them less susceptible to failure.
The SaltEtch project is giving life to an innovative system for glass etching by molten salt, raising the bar for process flexibility and production precision when compared to current technologies.