Fraunhofer Groups for Microelectronics
The Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics VµE coordinates the activities of the Fraunhofer institutes working in the fields of microelectronics and microintegration.
Its purpose is to recognize and anticipate new trends in microelectronics applications and to incorporate them in the future strategic plans of the member institutes. This is generally done by defining joint focal areas of research and through joint projects. This method of working enables the cooperating institutes to offer their customers, in particular innovative small and medium-sized firms, access to cutting-edge research and developments in applications at an extremely early stage, thus giving them a distinct competitive advantage. The core competences of the cooperating institutes are combined in the fields communication and entertainment; mobility; micro- and nano technology; automation technology; work, living, leisure and shopping; medicine technology; light; security.
The office of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics serves as a central liaison point for the thirteen member institutes. Acting in an advisory function, it provides support to the steering committee of the Group for Microelectronics in matters related to the coordination of research content and the planning of future work. The office's main function is to draw up strategies and roadmaps for the member institutes and to coordinate their implementation. A further aspect of its work is central marketing and cross-institute public relations work.