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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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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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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Technologies and systems from a single source

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

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News / 05.10.2017

Terranova – Thinking beyond a network standard

With the combination of wireless links and fiber optics, the project Terranova is taking a step towards future data networks beyond the 5G standard.


News / 18.7.2017

Diamond lenses make laser optics significantly lighter

Diamond lenses make it possible to reduce weight of the cutting head by more than 90% in comparison to cutting heads with conventional optics.


Press release / 1.6.2017

MIRPHAB: Sensor boutique for early adopters

Pilot line for tailor-made spectroscopy solutions.


News / 15.5.2017

Doctorate: first complete GaN-based tri-gate technology

Erdin Ture explains in the interview what excites him about his research topic.


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productronica 2017

The productronica 2017 will be held from 14th to 17th of November in München, Germany. At the fair the Fraunhofer IAF will present its latest technologies in the area of ​​high-frequency and power electronics.


GeMiC 2018

The 11th German Microwave Conference 2018 will be held from March 12 – 14 in Freiburg, Germany and offers plenty of opportunities to exchange scientific and technical information.