Our highlights in 2021

12/17/2021 – As a scientific research institution, we are always looking forward, but we can't do it entirely without looking back; here is a selection of highlights from 2021:

Our innovations and collaborations


GaN low-voltage designs enable compact 3-phase motor inverter IC

Fraunhofer IAF scientists present pioneering concepts for low-voltage GaN ICs


Satellite transmits test signals in Q and W band for the first time

Fraunhofer IAF’s High-frequency electronics orbits the earth


Fraunhofer launches lighthouse project to develop technologies for 6G

Fraunhofer IAF takes part in a lighthouse project to develop key technologies for future mobile communications standards

Our events and awards


Curtain up: Fraunhofer and IBM to unveil quantum computer

Inauguration of the quantum computer in Ehningen



Resilient algorithms for quantum computing and innovative hardware made of diamond

Fraunhofer IAF at the Fraunhofer Solution Days 2021



Project on energy-saving mobile radio base stations wins silver in innovation competition

Fraunhofer IAF wins in the innovation competition “Electronics for Energy-Saving ICT”


Our colleagues


Low-noise high-frequency electronics for quantum computers

In conversation with Fabian Thome and Felix Heinz about the project "SEQUENCE"


Between material development and application

Luo Tingpeng talks about her decision to move to Germany and her research on NV centers in diamond 


The thrill of research with high currents and voltages

Find out more about Michael Basler's research in power electronics and his passion for teaching