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.

Apply now: Apprenticeship as microtechnologist in the field of semiconductor technology

Technology-enthusiastic applicants wanted for the start of training in September 2022.

All information about the apprenticeship at Fraunhofer IISB can be found via our career pages.  

Power Electronic Systems

 

Intelligent
Energy Systems

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

R&D services in the following areas: production of semiconductor crystals, substrates and epitaxial layers; processing of test devices; correlation of material defects with device properties.

 

Technology &
Manufacturing

Semiconductor technology lines, cleanroom infrastructure, metrology on Si / SiC for custom processes and prototype devices, nano-
techniques, 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.

 

Modeling and Artificial Intelligence

Physical models, simulation programs and optimizers for, e.g., semiconductor processes and devices or power electronic systems

News

 

Fraunhofer Flagship Project: Towards Zero Power Electronics

ZEPOWEL Project completion: IISB develops extremely efficient power converters with SiC and GaN components.

 

Prof. Jörg Schulze is the new director of Fraunhofer IISB

Since September 1, 2021, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Schulze is the new director.

 

Aluminium-ion Battery as a Post-lithium Technology

Fraunhofer THM develops aluminum-based batteries as a cost-effective lithium alternative.  

 

XRT tool for semiconductor material defect characterization

Rigaku Corporation and IISB build a new Center of Expertise for X-ray Topography in Erlangen.

 

#innovationskunst

Mobility of the future: Aerospace electronics expert Florian Hilpert answers a variety of questions in a podcast about the topic "flying electric"  

News Releases

 


Events


Fraunhofer IISB: Power Electronic Systems and Technologies (Video)

Strategic Projects

 

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.  

 

Toward Zero Power Electronics

Within the Fraunhofer lighthouse project “Toward Zero Power Electronics” (ZEPOWEL), Fraunhofer IISB is working on novel direct-cooled power modules with ultra low switching and forward losses.  

 

Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project "QMag"

Quantum Magnetometers for Industrial Applications 

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