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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In this year’s annual report we venture a look into the future: What will the world of tomorrow look like? What are people's needs and what are the technological challenges we face?

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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.


Press release 05/13/2020

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

Call for projects to follow soon.


Interview 04/24/2020

What will the mobility of tomorrow look like?

Interview with research coordinator Tomas Krämer and Rüdiger Quay from IAF about innovative concepts and the path toward »green mobility«.



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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Meeting / 1.10.2020

Quantum Business Network Meeting

Fraunhofer IAF is hosting the first Quantum Business Network meeting on quantum sensing.

Fair / 19. - 22.10.2020


Fraunhofer IAF will showcase the newest advances in real-time spectroscopy using quantum cascade lasers.


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.