Fraunhofer IISB – your partner in power electronic systems

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.


Fraunhofer IISB

Fraunhofer IISB offers innovative power electronic solutions that are used in conversion, supply, and storage of electrical ennergy.


Cognitive Power Electronics 4.0

Fraunhofer IISB drives power electronics to the next level by merging proven power electronic systems and devices with smart functionalities enabling the new era of "Cognitive Power Electronics 4.0".


Energy Electronics

Our mission is to advance power electronics into new ranges of performance and to
help our customers in opening new fields of applications.


Vehicle Power Electronics

We Develop Advanced Vehicle Power Electronics with Innovative Solutions and Outstanding Performance.