The research of the Fraunhofer IAF is sorted into five specialist departments: epitaxy, technology, microelectronics, optoelectronics and new materials. There is a close exchange between these units as well as cooperation across departments in most research projects.
Additionally, there are two infrastructural departments at the Fraunhofer IAF – administration and technical services. All departments are organized into four to six teams. The management is supported by the two administrative bodies of marketing and communications and information technology.
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.