About FMD

Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD)

FMD is the world's leading research association for micro- and nanoelectronics applications and systems. It offers new technologies and cross-technology solutions up to a high technical readiness level from a single source for partners in industry and science.

As a global driver of innovation and the largest cross-location R&D alliance for microelectronics in Europe, FMD offers a unique diversity of expertise and infrastructure. It bridges the gap between basic research and customer-specific product development.

Concept and role of FMD

Interview with Dr. Stephan Guttowski, FMD Managing Director (from min. 05:04 specifically on FMD)

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  • Based on the scientific excellence of its institutes, FMD continuously develops its technological portfolio and translates it into innovations - for the benefit of society and to strengthen the German and European economy.

  • FMD provides impulses for developments and system solutions in the high-tech sector, cooperates with international partners and actively shapes the German and European research agenda.

  • FMD bundles its resources across the entire value chain of micro- and nanoelectronics to maintain technological sovereignty in Europe and to strengthen Germany's competitiveness as a business location.

  • FMD enables comprehensive and easy access to new applications of micro- and nanoelectronics at different technical levels of maturity and offers complete solutions from a single source.

  • FMD lowers the entry threshold into future-oriented high technologies for all users of microelectronics in industry and science and is an important innovation partner also for small and medium-sized enterprises.

  • FMD offers training and further education opportunities for future careers in microelectronics and supports the transfer of knowledge by brains.

  • FMD supports start-ups in high technologies.

FMD in numbers

  • 4,933 employees, including 2,850 researchers
  • 13 innovative research institutes
  • 2,200 devices on a total of more than 19,500 m2 of cleanroom space


We have put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about the "Research Fab Microelectronics Germany" (FMD) and the services we offer.


Career and equal opportunities

The FMD stands for equal participation of women at all hierarchical levels. We want to promote a cultural change for more equality!


FMD Advisory Board

With its expertise, the advisory board, comprised of honorary representatives from industry, politics, and science, supports the long-term professional orientation about market-relevant developments and activities.