Facts and Figures

The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg is one of 75 Fraunhofer institutes and research facilities throughout Germany and part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the leading organization for applied research in Europe. More than 29.000 employees achieve an annual research volume of 2.8 billion euros, of which 2.4 billion euros are in the area of contract research. Approximately 60 percent are generated with contracts from industry and with publicly financed research projects.


At the end of 2020, the Fraunhofer IMS in Duisburg had 231 employees, most of whom were trained in the natural sciences or engineering.

Of these, 191 are employed on a permanent basis as (scientific) employees, doctoral students or managers. In addition, there are 40 student assistants, interns and trainees.

An overview of our organizational structure can be found in our organizational chart.

Staff members of Fraunhofer IMS 2020
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Staff members of Fraunhofer IMS 2020

Investments & Budget

Capital investments for the institute in the 2020 financial year amounted to 2.8 million Euros. The investments were offset by a research budget of 48 million euros in the 2020 financial year. Around 25 percent of this was financed by industrial partners, 20 percent by public sponsors and 55 percent by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Capital Investments of Fraunhofer IMS in Millions
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Capital Investments of Fraunhofer IMS in Millions
Budget of Fraunhofer IMS in Millions
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Budget of Fraunhofer IMS in Millions

Organization chart

The new structure of Fraunhofer IMS corresponds to a matrix organization. This results in the 4 business units having optimal access to the development results of the core competencies and each business unit having optimal access to all resources and development results.

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Organigram of Fraunhofer IMS

Scientific Publications

The employees of Fraunhofer IMS publish regularly in scientific journals and trade journals. In addition, conference papers, dissertations or abstracts of our scientists are frequently published. You can find all these scientific publications listed here by year.

These are included in the "Fraunhofer Publica", the publication database of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, as are all older publications and patents resulting from the research activities of the Fraunhofer IMS and all Fraunhofer Institutes. Electronic documents can be retrieved directly from the database in full length.

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Mission Statement

The principles of Fraunhofer IMS are particularly important for research and cooperation with partners. Learn more about the overall mission of our institute.


Fraunhofer IMS attaches particular importance to cooperative interdisciplinary cooperation and works in many cooperations outside and within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft together with various partners.

Board of Trustees

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Quality Management

The high and constant quality of our products is our demand on ourselves. Through our quality management we try to guarantee this and at the same time further develop our processes.


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