Prof. Herbert Reichl receives highest VDE award

Aachen, / October 24, 2006

The three award recipients on the night (from left): Prof. Herbert Reichl, Prof. Hans-Jürgen Koglin and Prof. Joachim Hagenauer
The three award recipients on the night (from left): Prof. Herbert Reichl, Prof. Hans-Jürgen Koglin and Prof. Joachim Hagenauer

Prof. Herbert Reichl has been awarded the Golden Ehrenring (Eng. Golden Ring of Distinction), the highest accolade of the VDE – the Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies, for his outstanding services in the development of assembly and interconnection technology. This international recognition honors Prof. Reichl’s significant achievements in microelectronics and microsystem technology, turning Germany into a world leader in integrating electronics into the products of tomorrow.

The award ceremony was held as part of the VDE conference "Innovations for Europe" on 24th October in Aachen. High-ranking guests from the political sphere and the scientific community attended, including Federal Minister Dr. Annette Schavan, who opened the conference, as well as Fraunhofer President Hans-Jörg Bullinger. About 1500 experts analyzed future trends in communication, mobility, power supply, medicine and automation at the 3-day technology summit – a particularly fitting occasion for the tribute, since Herbert Reichl’s work is fundamental to the integration of electronics in up and coming technologies.

Professor Reichl is Head of the key research area Microperiphery Technologies at the TU Berlin and is also Director of the Berlin Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM. His impressive record of achievement includes more than 50 registered patents, over 800 scientific papers and numerous reference books.

With the VDE-Ehrenring, the more than 100 year-old association honored Prof. Reichl’s exceptional contribution to integration technologies for microelectronics and microsystem technology. Prof. Hans-Jürgen Koglin and Prof. Joachim Hagenauer also received awards for their contribution to power supply system development and communications electronics.