Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics

Leading worldwide in III-V semiconductors

Fraunhofer IAF is a worldwide leader in III-V semiconductor research. We offer advice and support for the development of electronic and optoelectronic devices, components, and materials based on semiconductors. Our technologies are deployed in applications fields such as security, energy, communication, health, and mobility.

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Power amplifiers for 5G made of gallium nitride

The wireless data transmission via mobile communication is reliable and affordable. However, data volume per user is rising exponentially. Causes are not only the continuously growing number of smartphones, but also trends as car-to-car (C2C) or machine to machine (M2M) communication – cars and machines need to communicate in high speed with each other.

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About Fraunhofer IAF

For the first time, it is now also possible to gain insights into our research work with our short film. Take a look behind the scenes of Fraunhofer IAF with us.

Green electronics with diamond power devices

The key to the efficient transmission and conversion of low-carbon electrical energy is the improvement of power electronic devices, which must be durable and reliable in high power environments.

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Brilliant hard drive quality – with magnetic field sensors made of diamond

The data volume generated world-wide is doubling every two years – by 2020, it will have reached the unimaginable number of 40 zettabytes each year.

News

 

News / 16.8.2016

Research management – Getting ideas into the market

How can we provide a stable bridge between Fraunhofer research and innovative products for industry and society?

 

News / 5.8.2016

Visiting the »Sustainability Capital«

Dr. Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister of the Economy, at the Sustainability Center Freiburg.

 

Press release / 1.8.2016

Power amplifiers for 5G made of gallium nitride

The wireless data transmission via mobile communication is reliable and
affordable. However, data volume per user is rising exponentially. Causes are
not only the continuously growing number of smartphones, but also trends as
car-to-car (C2C) or machine to machine (M2M) communication – cars and
machines need to communicate in high speed with eachother.

 

News / 1.7.2016

Structures for scientific top performances 

Fraunhofer IAF promotes its executive staff

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Events

Conference

Future Security

The »11th Future Security« from 13 – 14 September is an exchange platform for  researchers, experts and actors from research, industry, public bodies and authorities.

Conference and fair

EuMW

The 19th European Microwave Week from October 3 – 7 Fraunhofer IAF will present the latest research results for millimeter wave and terahertz systems.