Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2020

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for DC/DC-converter with outstanding power density and efficiency for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

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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.

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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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Modeling and Artificial Intelligence

Physical models, simulation programs and optimizers for, e.g., semiconductor processes and devices or 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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Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland – FMD

Research Fab Microelectronics Germany

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Dear customers, project partners, friends and sponsors,

The COVID-19 pandemic presents us with great challenges and requires all of us to act responsibly. Health is our highest priority. Therefore, we strictly adhere to the official regulations and the guidelines of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. In addition, we are implementing measures specific for Fraunhofer IISB.

Despite the restrictions, we maintain operations at Fraunhofer IISB. Projects will still be worked on – taking strict precautions. Many of our employees are now working from home. They are reachable by phone to a limited extent; however, you can always reach them by e-mail. Should you have difficulties in finding your individual contact, please call + 49 (0) 9131 761-0 or send an e-mail to info@iisb.fraunhofer.de.

Thank you for your cooperation and take care!

With best regards,
Prof. Martin März
Director (acting) of Fraunhofer IISB  

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

 

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

 

Successful high-fliers

1st place for FAU students at the international contest New Flying Competition 2020 in Hamburg: Team TechFak EcoCar of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg wins with its flying model "Night Fury".

 

High temperature protective coatings for aerospace applications

Researchers from Fraunhofer IISB in Erlangen win 3rd place in the DLR Challenge at this year's INNOspace Masters.  

 

Research Initiative with Palomar Technologies

Palomar Technologies and Fraunhofer IISB form Research Initiative on Power Modules for Electric Vehicles.

 

Modeling of Nanodevices

In semiconductor technology, simulations based on classical continuum approaches are of limited use for nanometer-sized structures. Project MUNDFAB focusses on the improvement of simulation models and tools.

 

#innovationskunst

A portrait of our technology-enthusiastic hydrogen expert Johannes Geiling at "the art of innovation"  

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