Key Issue Microelectronics

We support our customers in the use of advanced technologies, processes and methods in the development and application of microelectronics. Our work therefore aims to address the continual downsizing of semiconductor devices and the growing complexity of electronic systems using new design concepts. Another focus is on new design technologies and solution concepts based on the "More than Moore" approach. In all areas, the goal of our work is to ensure fast, faultless and reliable development of electronic systems.

Our mission is to offer electronics designers assistance in the design process and provide them with innovative tools and services so that they can meet the current and future challenges in IC design and produce long-lasting, functionally safe products.

Reference Projects


To secure a strong position for the Free State of Saxony in the field of microelectronics, SMEs must adopt a proactive strategy in the emerging field of artificial intelligence. Accordingly, the project will seek to identify potential and strengths, pool individual activities, and develop recommendations for action.


For mid-sized providers of electronic solutions, the »Internet of Things« is associated with nearly insurmountable hurdles. The project partners are looking to change this situation and develop a »modular technology« that should offer a simple way to make use of advanced electronic technologies.


Future technical solutions in the Internet of Things are subject to especially high requirements for energy-efficient, small and inexpensive components. The "PRIME" project is establishing the prerequisites for the required manufacturing technologies in Germany and Europe.


The scientists at Fraunhofer IIS/EAS are working in this project on design methods and design flows for the so-called system-package-board co-design. This method should accelerate the development of complex systems-in-package and make the process more reliable.


An increasing number of applications call for more powerful and more individually customized technologies. In response, the project "THINGS2DO" was focused on the development of a virtual German design center for FD-SOI components.



Combining expertise, technological platforms and existing clean rooms, a unique design center for »More-than-Moore-Technologien« is developed in Dresden.


The MoRV project aimed to develop software that ensures already during the IC design phase that the ICs developed will have the desired operating properties.



With today's design methods, the analog-digital barriers represent a major hurdle for evaluating the function of the entire system. VERDI developed a forward-looking design process that solves this problem.


E-BRAINS pursued the goal of developing innovative applications for all aspects of life based on nanoscale sensor systems.

Productive 4.0

In the European research initiative “Productive 4.0”, more than 100 partners from business and industry have come together to advance the field of industrial digitalization and networking.