Fraunhofer IISB in Profile

Power Electronic Systems – Solutions from Materials to Application

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB conducts applied research and development in the field of electronic systems for application in, e.g., electric mobility or energy technology. In this connection, the IISB extensively covers the complete value chain from basic materials to entire power electronic systems.

With its two business areas, semiconductors and power electronics, the institute provides innovation and solutions in materials development, semiconductor technology and manufacturing, devices and modules, vehicle power electronics, energy electronics, and energy supply systems. This is supplemented by broad activities in reliability, simulation, characterization, and metrology.

The headquarters of the IISB is located in Erlangen. The institute has two branches in Nuremberg and one in Freiberg. As one of the 67 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the IISB does contract research for industry and public authorities. Moreover, it closely cooperates with the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and is a member of the “Energie Campus Nürnberg” (EnCN). The IISB has about 200 employees plus numerous students working as research assistants. The institute is equipped with high-class laboratories, such as a test center for electric cars and an application center for DC grid technology. Together with the University, it operates 1500 m2 of cleanroom area for semiconductor technology on silicon and silicon carbide.

The IISB is a close partner for national and international industry. It’s main objective is to provide excellent research to its customers and to set technological benchmarks as one of the leading research institutions in electronic systems.