The research of the Fraunhofer IAF is sorted into four specialist departments: epitaxy, technology, microelectronics and optoelectronics. There is a close exchange between these units as well as cooperation across departments in most research projects. All departments are organized into four to six teams.
Additionally, there are two infrastructural departments at the Fraunhofer IAF – administration and technical services – as well as two groups – information technology and quality management. The Institute Director is supported by the group Marketing & Communications.
In order to specifically target industry clients and partners, political actors, as well as partners in science, Fraunhofer IAF focuses its research activity on five business units: High Frequency Electronics, Power Electronics, Photodetectors, Semiconductor Lasers, and Diamond Devices.