The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems (IMS) is celebrating his 30th birthday on 12 March. The 250 employees develop technology for the future.
How do the devices, building tomorrow’s how we communicate in the future and how we move away? With these questions, the researchers employed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems (IMS). The facility, one of the scientific lighthouses on the Duisburg University Campus, celebrates this coming Thursday, March 12, his 30th birthday.
Just three decades, a manageable period, but in the Mikrolektronik an eternity, as Looking back to the founding year. “The current computer is six megahertz fast and has 256 kilobytes of memory,” recalls the Director Prof. Dr. Anton Meier grave. Similarly rapidly was the development in the automotive industry: where today every middle-class chassis is packed with electronic helpers and controls were found in the 1980s, only an electronically controlled fuel injection and transistor ignition
Although it was the commercial use of microsystems. since barely out of its infancy, but it was foreseeable that the semiconductor circuit technology would soon dominate the process in microelectronics. So moved to engineering, automotive engineering and trade with the founding of the Fraunhofer IMS also microelectronics into the Ruhr. From Coal to wafer was the motto: The circular, about one millimeter thick slices of semiconductor ingots are produced for over 30 years in Duisburg. In the clean room, which in the new institute building was in 1987 at the Forsthausstraße in Neudorf in operation, carried out in 1996 conversion to 6-inch, another eight years later, on 8-inch wafers.
Ceremony next Thursday at the Institute on Forsthausweg
To 14 Clock will begin on Thursday, March 12 , Ceremony at the Fraunhofer IMS on Forsthausweg 1 in Neudorf. The welcome speech holds Prof. Dr. Reimund Neugebauer , President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Then speak NRW Science Minister Svenja Schulze , OB Sören link and University Rector Prof. Dr. Ulrich Radtke.
After talking to the development of microelectronics follows the lecture Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann . His topic: “. The car of the future”
In eight divisions IMS 250 employees engaged in the development of products and their applications. “Efficient and marketable technologies and procedures that are used in many industries, there are central to the work order,” said the institute’s maxim. As a success factor is the long-standing cooperation with the Elmos Semiconductor AG system solutions have it turn out, developed based on semiconductors.
As much of its success, the Fraunhofer IMS calls the development of an integrated pressure sensor, the important part about medical implants. “We are well equipped to make the current change with our excellent facilities and our highly motivated employees,” says director Anton Meier grave.