Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD)
One-stop Shop: From basic research to customer-specific product development.
As a cooperation of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics with the Leibniz Institutes FBH and IHP, the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD) is the central contact for all questions concerning micro- and nanoelectronics. As a one-stop shop, FMD has been combining scientific excellence, application-oriented technologies and system solutions of the 13 cooperating institutes from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Leibniz Association into a customer-specific offering since 2017.
With more than 4,500 employees and a diversity of expertise and infrastructure, the virtual umbrella organization of FMD is the largest association of its kind in Europe.
As a pioneer in cross-location and cross-technology cooperation, FMD is actively addressing the current and future challenges of electronics research to ensure the preservation and expansion of Germany's and Europe's technological sovereignty. As a strategic partner, FMD actively contributes to the German and European research agenda, providing important initiatives for the development of elementary innovations for tomorrow's world.
From 2017 to 2021, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research supported the modernization of the research infrastructure of all 13 participating institutes with a funding amount of 350 million euros.