Learn more about the features of the infrastructure for research and development at Fraunhofer IMS.


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

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).

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CMOS Line and ASIC Services

Fraunhofer IMS offers various customized solutions: With the in-house CMOS line and the services and technologies of the ASIC services.

Microsystems Lab&Fab

The microsystems technology line Microsystems Lab&Fab from Fraunhofer IMS complements the infrastructure of the institute with many application possibilities.


As a creative think tank, the Fraunhofer inHaus Center bundles the potentials of several Fraunhofer Institutes, partners and start-up companies.

Overview Pages

Institute (Home)

Fraunhofer IMS supports you in the development and production of microelectronic circuits and systems. Learn more about our institute.

Directors of the Institute

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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.

Facts and Figures

Follow the development of Fraunhofer IMS with facts and figures.


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

Find out who the advisory members of the board of trustees of our institute are.

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.