Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics

The »Research Fab Microelectronics Germany« gets off the ground

To reinforce the position of Europe’s semiconductor and electronics industry within global competition, eleven institutes within the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics have, together with two institutes within the Leibniz community, come up with a concept for a cross-location research factory for microelectronics and nanoelectronics.

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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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News / 17.4.2017

Strengthen core competencies, establishing the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany and major building projects

Interview with the two new acting directors about their plans for 2017.


Press release / 10.4.2017

Using radar technology to increase wind turbine efficiency

New material scanner tests rotor blades for defects.


News / 4.4.2017

»43rd Freiburg Infrared Colloquium«

More than 130 infrared experts visited Freiburg.



News / 30.03.17

Research project AQUARIUS: Testing water quality in real-time

Sensors based on tunable quantum cascade lasers to continuously monitor water quality.

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Hannover Messe

At Hannover Messe 2017 from April 24 – 28 the Fraunhofer IAF will present its radar scanner for the analysis of defects in fiberglass reinforced plastics.



May 14 – 18, 2017: The Compound Semiconductor Week is the premier forum for science, technology and applications of compound semiconductors.


PCIM Europe

At the PCIM Europe in Nürnberg from May 16 – 18, 2017 the Fraunhofer IAF will present latest research findings for power electronics.


Laser World of Photonics

At the Laser World of Photonics held from June 26 – 28, 2017 the Fraunhofer IAF will present its latest developments of semiconductor laser chips and modules.