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  • The Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD) collaboration promises easier access to future developments and nationwide coordinated technology know-how from a single source. A year and a half after the project started, the cooperation partners and their funding associates at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) inducted the new research equipment with a ceremonial celebration held at the first FMD Innovation Day on the premises of the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) in Berlin.

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  • For the first time, there will be a multi-institute Fraunhofer presence at the semiconductor trade fair SEMICON WEST in San Francisco. From July 10 to 12, 2018, the institutes within the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics will present their exhibits on the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany.

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  • This fall, visitors to the MikroSystemTechnik conference and – for the first time – to productronica will have the opportunity to get to know the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics personally – from October 23 to 25 at the technology fair at the Hotel Infinity in Munich’s Unterschleissheim district and, from November 14 to 17, at the Munich trade fair grounds (Messe München). This year, the member institutes’ appearances are dominated by the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany.

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  • Handing over the grant approvals on April 6, 2017, Federal Research Minister Prof. Johanna Wanka dropped the starter’s flag for the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany. In this research fab, institutes within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Leibniz Association pool their expertise in order to strengthen and build on the technology locations of Germany and Europe for microelectronics and nanoelectronics.

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  • To reinforce the position of Europe’s semiconductor and electronics industry within global competition, eleven institutes within the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics have, together with two institutes within the Leibniz Association, come up with a concept for a cross-location research factory for microelectronics and nanoelectronics. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing support with the necessary investment. On April 6, 2017, Education Minister Professor Johanna Wanka handed over the grant approvals – 280 million euros for Fraunhofer and 70 million euros for Leibniz.

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