Launch of the New Semiconductor Research Center in Dresden
7 June 2022 was the day that the Center for Advanced CMOS & Heterointegration Saxony formally opened its doors as a new beacon for semiconductor research in the international community. The Center is headed jointly by Dr. Manuela Junghähnel, Site Director of IZM-ASSID, and Dr. Wenke Weinreich, Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IPMS.
The combination of Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID and Fraunhofer IPMS, specifically the Center for Nanoelectronic Technologies CNT, means that two unique German research organizations focused on microelectronics are active in Saxony. They are Germany’s only centers for applied microelectronics research in the field of 300 mm wafer industry standard equipment. Bundling their competences and forming the Center for Advanced CMOS & Heterointegration Saxony creates excellent new prospects for attracting semiconductor enterprises, companies using their systems, and material or technology suppliers to what is known as Silicon Saxony. Together, the two institutes can cover the entire value chain for 300mm microelectronics, paving the way for more high-tech research into the technologies of tomorrow.