Coordinated German technology know-how from a single source
The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is one of the member institutes of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics and is therefore part of the Research Fab Microelec- tronics Germany (FMD). With over 2000 scientists, this research network is the largest cross- organizational R&D association for micro- and nanoelectronics in Europe.
Strengthening Germany and Europe as cradles of innovation
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the establishment of FMD with a total of 350 million euros, which represents its largest investment in research facilities since German reunification. This will provide a unique resource for the semiconductor and electronics industries in Germany and Europe, which will see their innovation capabilities boosted in global competition thanks to FMD.
In a first step, since the project launched on April 6, 2017, the outstanding know-how of the participating institutes has already been supplemented by modern laboratory lines and further leading-edge research equipment. The commissioning of a first integration line took place on September 28, 2018 as part of the inaugural FMD Innovation Day by proxy at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin.