Platform for microelectronics

»Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland« becomes a one-stop shop for micro and nanoelectronics.

For the semiconductor and electronics industry in Europe, surviving in an increasingly competitive global market marked by ever faster innovations and a digital revolution is not an easy task. To help industry, we have joined forces with ten other institutes from the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics as well as two institutes from the Leibniz Association in what is the first ever cross-site research and development initiative to pool research expertise in the field of micro and nanoelectronics.

The aim is to deliver a one-stop shop for the entire micro and nanoelectronics supply chain for major industrial enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises, and universities. State-of-the-art lab lines and other key equipment is complemented by the excellent level of expertise that these January 13, 2017 saw the launch of the first of six Fraunhofer cybersecurity training labs centering on Embedded Systems, Mobile Security, and the Internet of Things. The increasing digitalization in business and industry exposes us to the risk of cyberattacks. The resultant security risks for business enterprises need to be reduced. In the research collaboration between the Technical University of Applied Sciences (OTH Amberg-Weiden), Aalen University, Fraunhofer AISEC, and Fraunhofer IIS, the chief focus is the development of reliable security software, security solutions with dedicated hardware support, and cryptography for the Internet of Things. institutes boast. The research platform, officially launched in April 2017, is expected to be fully up and running by the end of 2020, by which time centrally coordinated, comprehensive equipment pools and labs will be in place, as will be a range of cross-technology, cross-site services for industry. The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research is providing some 350 million euros in funding for the necessary investments.