Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics

Technologies and systems from a single source

Fraunhofer IAF is participant in the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD)

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Annual Report 2017

The annual report provides information about the institute in figures, the work of the business units and their scientific projects as well as reporting on selected activities. The current edition was released in March 2018.

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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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Infrared lasers for spectroscopy

Quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) combine a broad spectral tuning range of more than hundreds of wavenumbers with high spectral brightness. The infrared application laboratory at Fraunhofer IAF aims to bridge the gap between laser source and measurement system development at Fraunhofer IAF and customers.

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Millimeter-wave radar system for harsh environments

Due to the harsh environmental conditions in production and manufacturing sensors have to be extremely resistant to thermal radiation, dust, smoke, and steam. Fraunhofer IAF has developed a high-performance millimeter-wave radar system for harsh environments operating at W-band (75 – 110 GHz).

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GaN-based circuits reduce losses in power conversion

A more sustainable use of precious energy sources requires advanced approaches to reduce losses in power conversion. Power electronics based on gallium nitride (GaN) is the technology that helps use energy more efficiently. Fraunhofer IAF develops highly efficient power transistors and circuits.

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News 08/10/2018

New Deputies at Fraunhofer IAF

Fraunhofer IAF has two new deputy directors since July 1, 2018: Dr. Rüdiger Quay and Dr. Jutta Kühn.


Press Release / 14.06.2018

The Fraunhofer IAF is a »Landmark in the Land of Ideas«

With it's tiny quantum sensor made of diamond the Fraunhofer IAF became one of the 100 »Landmarks in the Land of Ideas« 2018.


News / 16.05.2018

Quality Management at Fraunhofer IAF

The head of quality management Dr. Harald Müller offers an insight into the working of a quality management system at a research institute.


News 05/02/18

In conversation with Thomas Trendle

In this interview, Thomas Trendle talks about the role of precision mechanics at Fraunhofer IAF and describes the process from the first idea to a finished piece.

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Industry Space Days

At ESA's Industry Space Days from 11 to 12 September Fraunhofer IAF will present its latest developments in the fields of high-frequency and power electronics.

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EUMW 2018

From September 23 to 28, 2018 Fraunhofer IAF will present the latest research results for millimeter wave and terahertz systems at the EUMW's accompanying fair.

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MBE Workshop 2018

The German MBE Workshop will take place at Fraunhofer IAF from 11 to 12 October. It is a combination of a scientific workshop and a concurrent exhibition.