Cooperation Models in the Field of CMOS Image Sensors

From feasibility studies to pilot production, we are flexible in meeting the requirements of industrial customers.

Fraunhofer IMS as a strong partner for innovative image sensors

CMOS image sensor in ceramic housing
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CMOS image sensor in ceramic housing

In accordance with Fraunhofer's requirements, a strong focus on industrial customers is very important to us. Our R&D activities and cooperation models are therefore strongly application-oriented and focus on the development of new products and applications. As a rule, we offer our services at fixed agreed conditions (result -price-performance time).

Our portfolio of services includes among others:

  • Evaluation of new technologies and their potential for your application
  • Conduct of studies
  • Contract development from concept to pilot production at fixed prices
  • Support in the application for funding measures
  • Characterization and measurement services.
  • Qualification and pilot production of ICs and chiplets.

In order to maintain our technological leadership in image sensor technology in the future, we also participate in national and international research projects with public funding. As a rule, potential users are already involved and the commercial exploitation of the R&D results is of central importance.

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As a partner for innovative product developments in the field of optical sensors, Fraunhofer IMS offers everything from a single source: from the initial idea to pilot production.


With its CMOS production clean rooms and extensive equipment for development, characterization and testing, the IMS is ideally equipped for sophisticated sensor developments.

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Fraunhofer IMS has the experience and the competences to develop custom-made CMOS image sensors and manufacture them in an 8-inch CMOS line.


The optical sensors of Fraunhofer IMS are tailored to the respective situation and are used in numerous applications ranging from autonomous driving to quantum technology.


Fraunhofer IMS can rely on years of experience and technological expertise in the development and manufacture of optical sensors for numerous applications.