Rapidly growing complex technological trends and progressive need for automatization in industries have escalated the potential for microsystems technology in the form of sensors and actuators to meet the growing demand of businesses and the changing lifestyles of consumers worldwide. These miniaturized components along with novel features complement the microsystems to expand the technical base for many industrial applications. Microsystems have spurred numerous applications in Automotive industry. Healthcare Industry is also contributing significantly towards the increasing demand of microsystems by combining microelectronics with biochemistry. Extensive applications can be fetched in power, petrochemical and oil & gas industries. These devices are energy efficient and are cardinal for IoT applications in Smart Cities, and offer cost-saving solutions in wearable technologies.

Fraunhofer with its immense research capabilities and proven technologies in Microsystems and Nanosystems has realized customer-specific product solutions based on years of process expertise in bulk and surface micromachining. In addition to the research and development of Micro and Nano Systems, their pilot fabrication and processes, our work is focused on the integration of our development results in application-oriented systems. We support our customers in developing application-specific innovative solutions for Micro and Nano System technologies using our manufacturing know-how.

Our research activities in Micro and Nano Systems serve the following fields of applications:

  • Automotive Industrial Applications (Inertial Sensors, Thermal Mass Flow Sensors, Force / Torque Sensor
  • Smart Industrial Applications (Industry 4.0)
  • Optical Microsystems
  • RF-Microsystems for Wireless Communication
  • Microsystems for nano-lithography
  • Meteorological analysis
  • Microfluidics
  • Medical Sensor Systems
  • Endoscopy
  • Microscopy
  • Medical Imaging
  • Electro-acoustic devices
  • Multispectral Imaging
  • Wearable Electronics
  • Laser Projection
  • Food Analysis
  • Security and Surveillance

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