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 09/16/2020

Scalable technology for quantum computers

EU Project SEQUENCE approaches to develop electronics for low temperature operation.


News 08/27/2020

Appointment to “Fritz Hüttinger Professorship for Energy-Efficient Radio-Frequency Electronics”

Deputy Director Dr. Rüdiger Quay accepts call for professorship at INATECH.


Press release 08/12/2020

Membrane laser module for spectral measurement methods

Fraunhofer IAF and “Twenty-One Semiconductors” are developing a laser module that can be used in flow cytometry.


Network 05/13/2020

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

Call for projects to follow soon.

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Digital event / 1.10.2020

Quantum Sensing

Due to the Corona pandemic, the Quantum Business Network meeting on quantum sensors will not be held at Fraunhofer IAF, but place as a digital event instead.


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.