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 clean rooms (CMOS production line, microsystes technology Lab&Fab, test and installation) as well as measurement laboratories (e.g. for pressure sensor systems, biohybrid sensor systems, camera measuring technology, high-frequency measurement technology or artificial intelligence and virtual reality). 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.
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. FMD is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).