The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg is characterized by its excellent technical infrastructure for research and development.



More than 7,400 m² laboratory space equipped with state-of-the-art appliances and systems are the basis of our research and development competencies. That includes several 8” clean rooms (CMOS production line, microsystems technology Lab&Fab, test and assembly) as well as measurement laboratories (e.g. for pressure sensor systems, biohybrid sensor systems, image sensors and cameras, high-frequency measurement technology). The 8” clean rooms are specialized to develop and produce small to medium quantities in form of prototypes up to pilot production.

Center for Sensor Technology


FMD – Joint facilities

Regarding the infrastructure of Fraunhofer IMS, it’s important to note that our institute is a part of the Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland (FMD) – a global driver of innovation consisting of eleven Fraunhofer institutes and two Leibniz institutes, which is the biggest FuE cooperation across different sites and offers a unique variety of competencies and infrastructure for microelectronics in Europe. FMD bridges the gap between basic research and customer-specific product development and gives you access to even more facilities. FMD is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).



A special feature in the IMS infrastructure is the Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center with its application laboratories in which the focus areas are health and care, smart home and smart city. Furthermore, we support start-up companies who would like to work in these fields and develop together with us innovative solutions and products.

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Center for Sensor Technology

Our center for sensor technology offers 8” wafer fabs for standard to custom processes.


The inHaus-Center shows you more in the fields of SmartHome, SmartHealth, SmartCare up to SmartCity.

Measurement Equipment and Labs

A broad range of measurement equipment helps to test and verify our research and developments.