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  • The Director of Fraunhofer IZM turns 65

    Happy Birthday, Klaus-Dieter Lang! / 8.12.2019

    Fraunhofer IZM | Janine Escher - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. sc. techn. Klaus-Dieter Lang
    © Fraunhofer IZM | Janine Escher

    Professor Klaus-Dieter Lang, Director of Fraunhofer IZM since 2010 and professor at the Technical University of Berlin’s chair of “Nano Interconnect Technologies” since 2011, is celebrating his 65th birthday on 8 December 2019.

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  • IaC Group at Fraunhofer IZM Berlin
    © Anja Rottke | VDE

    Eleven students from schools all across Germany have proven their technical potential in the 2019 edition of the Invent-a-Chip competition: Under this year’s motto of “Work 4.0”, they developed and constructed their very own microelectronic systems with hardware boards and sensors – following their own designs. In addition to cash prizes, they won the opportunity to spend a day at Fraunhofer IZM and experience the Institute’s advanced research and development work in action.

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  • APPLAUSE focuses on developing advanced packaging for photonics, optics and electronics for low cost manufacturing / 2019

    APPLAUSE – an ECSEL Joint Undertaking project


    APPLAUSE - Logo

    A consortium of 31 European electronics packaging, optics and photonics key players, leading equipment suppliers and testing experts launched a new project, “Advanced packaging for photonics, optics and electronics for low cost manufacturing in Europe,” simply called APPLAUSE.

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  • Embedded silicon carbide - teaser
    © Fraunhofer IZM | Volker Mai

    Silicon carbide has been undergoing testing for several years within the research sector as a promising alternative material in the semiconductor industry. In the SiC Modul project, the power semiconductor is now to be put on the road to industrial production.

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  • Panel Level Packaging Consortium - teaser
    © Fraunhofer IZM | Volker Mai

    The world’s most productive consortium working in the field of panel-level packaging is ready to take the next step: After the successful conclusion of its two-year venture, the consortium is embracing new members and exciting new research avenues.

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  • More than 200 participants from around the world met in Berlin from September 18-20, 2019 for the 3rd Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) conference. As usual, the event, this time organized by Fraunhofer IZM in cooperation with Technische Universität Berlin, offered a strong scientific program with 3 keynote speeches, 11 workshops, 105 oral and 20 poster presentations arranged in 5 parallel tracks.

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  • Jury impressed by the professor’s transdisciplinary sustainability research / 2019

    Melanie Jaeger-Erben Wins Transformative Science Research Prize


    Prof. Dr. Melanie Jaeger-Erben is this year’s winner of the Transformative Science research prize.
    © Fraunhofer IZM

    The Transformative Science research prize, endowed with 25,000 euros, has now been offered three times by the Wuppertal Institute and the Zempelin Foundation in the Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Humanities and Sciences in Germany (Stifterverband).

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