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  • In der Aufsicht des Packages sind Leiterbahnen, ASIC und Wellenleiterhalterung zu sehen (Grundfläche 5.9 x 4.4 mm²).
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    To remain competitive in the field of the Internet of Things, even medium-sized industrial and process metrology companies need to increasingly integrate their sensor circuits into ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits). The semiconductor industry is currently meeting this need with lower costs for development cycles and decreasing quantity hurdles.

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  • The successful work of the REFERENCE project under the careful guidance of Francois Brunier of Soitec and Yves Quéré of the CEA-Leti research organization led to the project being picked from a group of 30 contenders for the “Stars of Europe” trophy on 16 December 2020. The Minister herself, Frédérique Vidal, took part in a virtual award ceremony to present the coveted prize.

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  • 6G - Image - Tech News - One of the many applications made possible by 6G’s record-breaking data rates: Collective intelligence for autonomous driving.
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    A new era of mobile communication is about to begin: Transmitting a whole terabit of data, one thousand gigabits, per second. Dr. Ivan Ndip, specialist for antenna and high-frequency systems at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin speaks about current progress with 6G and its many possible applications.

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  • Teaser image - Elektronikmodul
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    Autonomous electric vehicles draw power from two sources: a high-voltage battery and, additionally, a conventional 12-volt battery that supplies the vehicle when idling or in high load situations while driving. Safety-critical sys-tems such as brakes and steering can therefore be connected to two sources of power. But what happens when one of these has a fault – a short circuit, for example?

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  • Image - The CLN600 platform is a dedicated Etch and Sputter equipment for FO-PLP and next generation IC-Substrates is located at the Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin.
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    EVATEC AG and Fraunhofer IZM are cooperating in the field of advanced organic IC substrates and fan-out Panel Level Packaging. Focus is on advanced thin film etching technology for panel sizes up to 650x650 mm. New equipment as part of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD) has been recently installed in Berlin.

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  • Fraunhofer researchers use quantum photonics for tap-proof channels and extremely precise sensors / 2020

    Yes, we quant!

    November 24, 2020

    Yes, we quant! Fraunhofer-Forschende nutzen Quantenphotonik für abhörsichere Kanäle und extrem genaue Sensoren
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    Researchers at Fraunhofer IZM want to bring quantum physics from the textbooks to reality. Using optical glass-integrated waveguides, they are developing a universal platform that enables the setup of solutions for tapproof quantum communication and high-precision quantum sensors in miniaturized form, quickly and according to customer requirements.

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  • Fraunhofer researchers rely on the right material for the mobile communication standard of tomorrowl / 2020

    Simulate until it sparks

    November 16, 2020

    Simulieren bis es funkt
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    The performance of high-frequency applications such as 5G or radar depends mainly on the materials and interconnects used. In order to investigate and optimize these, a new research group has been founded at Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin.

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  • Fraunhofer-Forschende und Designer*innen vereinen Stil mit Funktionalität: hier mit Kleidung, die Muskelaktivität misst und somit Rehabilitationsprozesse optimiert.
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    For most people, the word "fashion" evokes thoughts of cuts, colors and patterns - but why not of live evaluations of vital functions or training sessions for rehabilitation patients? Up to now, products of the fashion industry have been largely analogous. The project Re-FREAM, however, was created to design smart clothes in the digital area.

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  • Um gegen heute noch unbekannte Erreger zielgerichtet und schnell neue Medikamente entwickeln zu können, werden im Projekt BEAT-COVID eigenständige neuartige Therapiestrategien und Plattformtechnologien aufgebaut.
    © Fraunhofer ITEM | Felix Schmitt

    Fraunhofer consortium to jointly develop therapies and platform technologies against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. The present SARS-coronavirus-2 pandemic with all its effects on society – both health and economic – highlights the urgency of developing new therapies for COVID-19 treatment. At the same time, it demonstrates the necessity to become well prepared for new virus infections we may be facing in the future.

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