The quest for security is a basic human need. We interact with increasingly complex systems daily, often entrusting them with our lives. We rely on the fact that we can drive safely when the traffic lights turn green, that service robots will place the weld seam in the right place, or that the pacemaker we use will bring our heartbeat into a normal rhythm. We rely on technologies so deeply interwoven with our everyday lives that it is hard to imagine life without them.
Electronic applications in almost every industry have long been fundamental to our society. Microelectronics form the basis for the functional safety and efficient operation of all these applications - whether in automated, networked driving, industrial production, communication, or medical technology.
Technological sovereignty through secure systems
With their research and development on microelectronic systems and components that are safe and are intended to guarantee safety, the institutes cooperating in the FMD make an important contribution to technological sovereignty in the fields:
- Trustworthy electronics
- Protection of critical infrastructures
- Space surveillance
- Secure communication
The aim is to develop processes and standards to establish safety in everyday applications - from design and production to microelectronic components and systems.