About Fraunhofer IAF

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Fraunhofer IAF - your partner for state-of-the-art electronics and optoelectronics

High frequency circuits for communication technology, robust gallium nitride voltage converters for efficient use of regenerative energies, infrared and UV detectors, semiconductor lasers for the detection of hazardous substances, micro-sensors for gas and fluid analysis, or innovative diamond technologies – this is only a small selection of developments with which the Fraunhofer IAF advances research and the development of innovative semiconductor technologies.

Based on III-V semiconductors we develop electronic and optoelectronic devices for a wide range of applications. As one of the leading research facilities worldwide in the area of III-V semiconductors we cover the entire value chain: our core competences range from materials research, design, technology and circuits to modules and systems.


Advisory Board


Experts from industry, universities and the federal ministries evaluate the research program of Fraunhofer IAF, advising the institute's director and the Executive Board of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.


About IAF


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We cooperate with industrial companies, universities, the Freiburg Sustainability Center, Fraunhofer UK Research and spin-offs.


Research Fab Microelectronics Germany

This cross-location cooperation that was founded in April 2017 brings together the research and development infrastructure and the technological know-how of eleven Fraunhofer institutes from within the Group for Microlectronics with that of two Leibniz institutes – FBH and IHP.


Quality Management

Fraunhofer IAF uses a quality management system for its R&D activities which is certified by the TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH according to the internationally recognized standard DIN EN ISO 9001: 2015.


Scientific Integrity

Scientifically experienced and qualified ombudspersons have been appointed in each Fraunhofer unit in order to contribute to the teaching of scientific integrity as well as to advise on conflicts in questions of good scientific practice