Brief Portrait

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology

"Nanotechnology for Electronics" – "Electronics for Sustainable Energy Use"

The research and development activities of Fraunhofer IISB can be summarized by these two mottoes.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB), founded in 1985, conducts applied research and development in the fields of micro- and nanoelectronics, power electronics, and mechatronics. With its technology, device, and material development, its activities in the field of simulation as well as its works on power electronic systems for energy efficiency and hybrid and electric vehicles, the institute enjoys international attention and recognition.

The headquarters of the IISB is located in Erlangen. Branches of the institute are located in Nuremberg with the Center for Automotive Power Electronics and Mechatronics (ZKLM) and in Freiberg with the Technology Center Semiconductor Materials (THM). The IISB employs about 170 employees. It is one of 60 institutes of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and does contract research for industry or public institutions.

The institute works closly together with the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, especially with the Chair of Electron Devices.


The fields of activities of IISB include, inter alia, the following subjects and offers: