Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems

Heat-resistant capacitors: Stability at up to 300 degrees

Heat is one of the worst enemies of electronics. It can disrupt functionality and cause electronic components to age more quickly, or even destroy them. Now Fraunhofer researchers have developed a capacitor that can withstand temperatures of up to 300 degrees Celsius.

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Microsystems Technology

New procedures of post-processing serve the integration of sensors with electronics onto a microchip. Deploying these high-end sensors in thermography and the health sector is part of the special know-how of the institute.

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Reflect together, discuss and profit

Workshops, seminars and conferences take place regularly and draw many participants attention to Duisburg.

Defy the heat

High temperature electronics enable the application of microelectronic circuits within a temperature range of up to 250 °C. Ordinary electronics already reach their limits at 125 ºC under such harsh conditions.

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New ways in detecting biochemical parameters

As a capable partner in the field of biohybrid systems, the Fraunhofer IMS offers the development of market-free, bio-electronic analysis systems among a broad variety of services.

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Workshop CMOS

The 9th Fraunhofer IMS Workshop CMOS IMAGING is going to take place on MAY 7th – 8th, 2019 at the Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center, Duisburg.


Microsystems Technology


CMOS Clean Room and ASIC Services


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Sensor-readout at the highest level

Fraunhofer IMS developed highly-precise sensor-readout-ASICs for robust application. High-precision, robust and secure – regarding sensors, these characteristics seem to contradict. Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg has again performed an important step for the secure implementing of industry 4.0 and developed two sensor-ASIC series for capacitive and inductive sensor readout that do combine these attributes.
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More safety through person recognition with the help of infrared technology

Whether in road traffic, at the airport, fighting fires or at major events – the classification and counting of persons in this area is of an immense importance and forms a basis for the safety of involved persons. Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg researches in the field of infrared sensors to find better solutions for person recognition – and enables a more reliable and faster count.
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Two strong partners for LiDAR-technology of the future

LASER COMPONENTS and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS have signed a cooperation agreement and will collaborate closely in the future. Especially in the field of LiDAR technologies, both partners promise fresh impetus.
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Increased safety for children around lawn mowers

Robotic lawn mowers are great for cutting the grass, but they do pose a risk of injury to children playing nearby. Highly advanced sensors developed by Fraunhofer researchers ensure that the lawn mower shuts down when children are in close proximity. The system, which is based on LiDAR technology, uses a single pulse of light to capture the entire surroundings, covering a range of up to two-hundred meters.
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