Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF

Welcome to Fraunhofer IAF

Your partner in III-V semiconductor research. We develop electronic and optoelectronic devices, components, and materials based on semiconductors. Our technologies are used in applications fields such as security, energy, communication, health, and mobility.

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Quantum computing

We use our expertise in electronics and diamond to improve the performance of qubits and quantum memories, to develop novel quantum hardware, to increase computing time and to reduce error rates.

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Diamond-based quantum sensors

We develop diamond-based quantum sensors that can detect magnetic and electric fields with a spatial resolution of just a few nanometers down to individual electron and nuclear spins.

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Technologies and systems from a single source

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

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Press release 05/25/2020

Artificial Intelligence for optimized mobile communication

Project ARIADNE is researching how an advanced system architecture “beyond 5G” can be developed.


Network 05/13/2020

Start of the Fraunhofer Competence Center “Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg”

Call for projects to follow soon.


Interview 06/08/2020

What will the medical technology of tomorrow look like?

In conversation with Katja Nelson, dentist at the University of Freiburg Medical Center, and Jan Jeske, Group Manager »Quantum Magnetometry« at Fraunhofer IAF.


Press release 01/15/2020

Fraunhofer IAF establishes an application laboratory for quantum sensors

Funding of one million euros each comes from both the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

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Digital event / 7. - 8.7.2020

PCIM digital days

This year the leading fair for power electronics PCIM will take place in a digital format. Register free of charge and visit our digital booth.


Fair + Conference / 10. - 15.1.2021

European Microwave Week 2020

Fraunhofer IAF will present current research results on millimeter wave and terahertz systems at EUMW in Utrecht.