We are apologize for the inconvenience but you need to download
more modern browser in order to be able to browse our page
30 YEARS FRAUNHOFER IN THE METROPOLITAN REGION NÜRNBERG – Let us take you back in time through 30 years of Fraunhofer history in the Metropolitan Region Nürnberg.... Read more
The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB carries out research and development in the fields of semiconductors and power electronics. The institute’s work comprehensively covers the entire value chain for electronic systems all the way from basic materials to power electronics applications, with particular emphasis on electromobility and power supply. The institute […]... Read more
FOR MORE POWERFUL COMPUTER CHIPS, SEE DR.LITHO Developed by Fraunhofer IISB, Dr.LiTHO is cutting-edge simulation software for photolithography. One of the most important process steps when manufacturing computer chips, photolithography involves using an optical system to transfer the chip design to a photosensitive resist film on a semiconductor wafer. This film functions as a mask […]... Read more
AWARD-WINNING SILICON CRYSTALS FOR PHOTOVOLTAICS Solar cells are made largely from silicon crystals. The manufacture of high-quality silicon crystals weighing up to 1,000 kg is carried out primarily using directional solidification. Non-crystalline silicon is melted in a crucible at 1,420°C and then solidified through crystallization from bottom to top. Quality and yield are dependent on […]... Read more
VGF KNOW-HOW FROM ERLANGEN INSIDE EVERY SMARTPHONE Most smartphones contain electron devices that are made from the semiconductor material gallium arsenide (GaAs). High-quality GaAs crystals are needed to manufacture these devices. Today GaAs crystals are made using the vertical gradient freeze (VGF) method, whereby the raw material is melted in a crucible at 1,250°C and […]... Read more
Nanostructures are becoming increasingly important in the world of technology. However, precise quality control of the manufactured structures is needed to ensure that they function properly. An effective and cost-efficient means of doing this is atomic force microscopy (AFM). With this method, a very thin tip – the scanning probe – scans the relevant structures. […]... Read more
INTEGRATED SILICON CAPACITORS ARE MORE RELIABLE Modern power electronics allows significant progress to be made in the efficient use of electrical energy. However, increasing miniaturization and progressively lower-loss circuit technology mean that power electronics have to be operated at ever higher clock rates. This also increases the electrical and thermal loads on the electron devices […]... Read more
HIGH-PRECISION MEASUREMENTS FOR MICROCHIPS Microchips are getting smaller and more powerful all the time. The structures of the integrated circuits are now so tiny that the surface of silicon wafers on which the chips are produced have to be level to perfection. Unevenness in the order of even a few hundred atomic layers significantly reduces […]... Read more
Modern semiconductor devices are the workhorses of power electronics. Although these shiny metallic wafers are scarcely thicker than a human hair, they have to work extremely hard. Despite efficient cooling mechanisms, they are subject to intense heat during operation. In order to hold hot devices in place, very resilient bonding techniques are required. One such […]... Read more
FRAUNHOFER IISB POWERS ELECTROMOBILITY Fraunhofer IISB has been developing integrated drive inverters for electric and hybrid vehicles since 2000. In the course of various research projects, including a project with the European Center for Power Electronics (ECPE) industrial network, initial solutions were developed for the full integration of power electronics into the electrical drive systems […]... Read more
34 posts at 30 years page