Energy Electronics

Power electronic systems on all levels of power grid, e.g., electronic components for HV DC transport, local DC micro grids or integration of electrical storages and regenerative sources in the power grid.

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Energy Technologies

Monitoring, Coupling and Management of (non-)electric energies and development of necessary interfaces for implementing a sustainable energy infrastructure, especially for industry-size environments.

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Vehicle Electronics

Efficient, compact, and robust power electronic systems for all kind of vehicles, comprising electric drives, battery systems, and charging infrastructure for electric cars, further applications in aviation and shipping.

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Packaging & Reliability

New methods and materials for packaging, cooling, lifetime and failure analysis, and reliability. Further analysis of failure mechanisms after lifetime and reliability tests, joining technologies, new packaging designs.

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Devices

Customer-specific active / passive electron devices on silicon, silicon carbide for application in power- and microelectronics. Further novel sensors, device concepts and development cost-efficient processes.

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Technology & Manufacturing

Semiconductor technology lines, cleanroom infrastructure, metrology on Si and SiC for custom processes and prototype devices; nanotechniques, particle and thin-film systems.

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Materials

Equipment, processes for crystalline bulk production, layer materials for electronics, comprising silicon, wide-band-gap semiconductors, materials for optical applications, detectors, energy technology.

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Simulation

Development and application of physical models, Simulation of, e.g., semiconductor processes and devices, crystal growth, or thermal behavior of power electronic systems.

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News & Press Releases

Get insight into our latest publications as well as IISB-related news, press releases and current events.

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Fraunhofer IISB - Advanced power electronic solutions for conversion, supply, and storage of electrical energy

 

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, aerospace, Industry 4.0, power grids or energy technology. In this connection, the institute uniquely covers the entire value chain - from basic materials to whole power electronic systems (for detailed information visit our research areas).  

As part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the IISB does contract research for industry as well as public authorities. On that note it is the institute’s main objective to provide excellent research for its industrial partners and to set technological benchmarks as one of the leading research institutions in electronic systems. A tightly woven network build out of local and international partnerships and cooperations helps to carry these aims into effect.  

 

Semiconductors and Power Electronics

 

With its two business areas, semiconductors and power electronics, the IISB provides innovation and solutions in various specialized fields:

•    materials development
•    semiconductor technology and manufacturing
•    electron devices
•    packaging and modules
•    vehicle power electronics
•    energy electronics  and energy supply systems

These services are supplemented by broad activities in test and reliability, simulation, characterization, and metrology.

In addition to silicon technology, the IISB has a strong focus on wide-bandgap semiconductors, especially silicon carbide (SiC). For SiC, the institute offers a complete technology backbone, including materials science, devices, modules, and their integration in highly efficient power electronic systems.

Power Electronic Systems

 

Energy Electronics

Power electronic systems on all levels of power grid, e.g., electronic components for HV DC transport, local DC micro grids or integration of electrical storages and regenerative sources in the power grid.

 

Energy Technologies

Monitoring, Coupling and Management of (non-)electric energies and development of necessary interfaces for implementing a sustainable energy infrastructure, especially for industry-size environments.

 

Vehicle Electronics

Efficient, compact, and robust power electronic systems for all kind of vehicles, comprising electric drives, battery systems, and charging infrastructure for electric cars, further applications in aviation and shipping.

 

Packaging & Reliability

New methods and materials for packaging, cooling, lifetime and failure analysis, and reliability. Further analysis of failure mechanisms after lifetime and reliability tests, joining technologies, new packaging designs.

Semiconductor Technologies

 

Materials

Equipment, processes for crystalline bulk production, layer materials for electronics, comprising silicon, wide-band-gap semiconductors, materials for optical applications, detectors, energy technology.

 

Technology &
Manufacturing

Semiconductor technology lines, cleanroom infrastructure, metrology on Si / SiC for custom processes and prototype devices; nanotechniques, particle and thin-film systems.

 

Devices

Customer-specific active / passive electron devices on silicon, silicon carbide for application in power- and microelectronics. Further novel sensors, device concepts and development cost-efficient processes.

 

Simulation

Development and application of physical models; simulation of, e.g., semiconductor processes and devices or behavior of power electronic systems.

Industry-oriented Services

The IISB is equipped with high-class laboratories, including cleanrooms for semiconductor technologies, facilities for packaging, reliability tests and crystal growth, electro labs, a test center for electric vehicles and an application center for DC grid technology. All of which aim to match our customers’ individual needs by providing custom-tailored solutions.

Custom-tailored SiC

SiC-Services


Prototype Fabrication

π-Fab

Industry 4.0

Dr. Production

Vehicle electronics

EV Test Center

News

 

Energiesysteme neu denken

Im Rahmen des bayerischen Energieforschungsprojektes SEEDs untersucht ein interdisziplinäres Forschungsteam am Fraunhofer IISB u.a. die Einsparpotenziale von Kältesystemen im industriellen Umfeld.

 

DRIVE-E 2018 Studienpreis

Die Sommerakademie DRIVE-E vermittelt Studierenden Einblicke in die Vielfalt der Elektromobilität. Fünf von Ihnen wurden mit dem DRIVE-E-Studienpreis 2018 ausgezeichnet

Press Releases

 


Events


Obituary

On June 24, 2018, the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB Prof. Dr. Lothar Frey died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 60.

Prof. Frey was both holder of the Chair of Electron Devices at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Director of Fraunhofer IISB. His visionary work led him to focus Fraunhofer IISB on the future-oriented topic of power electronics. His name is inseparable from the strong and sustainable growth that the institute has experienced. The outstanding working atmosphere is the result of his collegial and cooperative leadership style.

Prof. Frey was a motivator, a driving force, and a mentor for the personal and professional development of many students, up-and-coming young scientists, and staff. With extraordinary dedication, he initiated and fostered strategic cooperation between various partners in industry, science, and government. He is one of the founding fathers of the Leistungszentrum Elektroniksysteme LZE. At a national level, he was the initiator of important forums for the promotion of young researchers.

 

Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland (FMD)

Fraunhofer IISB is partner of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD).

 

Leistungszentrum
Elektroniksysteme (LZE)

A cooperation of Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, its Institutes IIS and IISB, the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg as well as further          research and industry partners.  

 

IISB Aktuell 1.2018

With four issues per year, IISB-AKTUELL      informs about the latest developments at Fraunhofer IISB.

 

Fraunhofer IISB - Brochure

Single-source information about the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB.