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 / 18.10.16

EuMIC Young Engineer Prize 2016

And the prize goes to … Belén Amado Rey from Fraunhofer IAF!


Press release / 7.10.2016

New automotive lighting revolutionizes road safety

A German research alliance has developed the basis for smart, high resolution LED headlights, which takes adaptive forward lighting to a new dimension.


Press release / 26.9.2016

Sensor fusion as a requirement for safe autonomous driving

Insights of the »Future Security« conference


News / 30.8.2016

Best Paper Award for Fraunhofer IAF scientists

Micro-Transfer-Printing for the combination of highly efficient semiconductor materials

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Infrared Colloquium

From March 14 – 15, the »43rd Freiburg Infrared Colloquium« will offer a renowned international platform for infrared technology experts.