Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology

With its two business areas, semiconductors and power electronics, the Fraunhofer IISB provides innovation and solutions in materials development, semiconductor technology and manufacturing, devices and modules, vehicle power electronics, energy electronics, and energy supply systems. This is supplemented by broad activities in reliability, simulation, characterization, and metrology.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB), founded in 1985, is one of more than 60 Fraunhofer Institutes. It conducts applied research and development in the fields of micro- and nanoelectronics, power electronics, and mechatronics.

With a staff of more than 250, research is carried out in close co-operation with industrial partners from large as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The equipment of the institute includes a vast variety of labs with all standard techniques of semiconductor processing, crystal growth and power electronics. Moreover, 1500 m² of high class clean room area is available, creating a unique environment for R&D at industrial standards. The strength of IISB is the wide scope and expertise of the institute, with the field of semiconductor devices, processes, and equipment being framed by the production of substrate materials on one side, and complete microelectronic systems on the other side. Besides experimental expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, extensive activities in simulation, process control, metrology, analysis, and characterization ensure an all-round treatment of the research topics.

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Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB)
Schottkystraße 10
91058 Erlangen

Fraunhofer IISB offers a unique combination of research and development in the area of data-driven production optimization (Industry 4.0) and day-do-day experience in ISO-certified prototype manufacturing.


Fraunhofer IISB acts in iDev40 as institution for applied research, bridging the gap between basic research and industrial application. The institute complements the other partners by having a focus on the “smart” equipment and manufacturing aspects in semiconductor manufacturing, while understanding the whole “foodchain” from design to the final product in a tailored manufacturing environment.

Key Contribution

The Fraunhofer IISB will contribute both its experience from research projects on topics of data-driven production optimization and Industry 4.0 as well as its day-to-day experience from connecting design, development, production, maintenance, test and manufacturing control in its prototype fabrication (π-Fab).

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