Figures and Facts

Profile

Location Freiburg
Foundation 1957
Staff 271
Total Budget
30.9 Mio €
Investments 4.4 Mio €
Research

Electronic and optical components based on
III-V semiconductors
Groups

Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics
Fraunhofer Group for Defense and Security
Cooperations approx. 170 partners in Industry and Research

Executive Director

Prof. Dr. Oliver Ambacher

Executive Director

Organization

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 management is supported by the administrative body of marketing and 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.

 

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Partners

 

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

 

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.

 

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.