Fraunhofer Institut für Integrierte Syteme und Bauelementtechnologie IISB

Schottkystr. 10, 91058 Erlangen
Telephone +49 9131 761-0
Fax +49 9131 761-112

This company is co-exhibitor of
Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE

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Energy Technologies

Intelligent Use of Energy in Small and Medium-sized Industry – SEEDs

The basic idea of the SEEDs project is to reconstruct and optimize the local energy systems for small and medium-sized companies (industrial level) by utilizing and further developing existing approaches and techniques. The goal is to research, develop and implement sustainable energy production, energy storage, energy supply, and efficient energy use at a local industrial level. In this connection, the focus is on maximum efficiency, cost effectiveness as well as the security of supply and stability autarchy.

The areas covered in SEEDs are microgrids, energy storage, gas-to-power coupling, grid connection, load shift, sustainable creation, and the use of energy, as well as energy efficiency. The whole chain of energy technology is therefore investigated. Specific attention is paid to an efficient interlinking of power electronics and interfaces with different components of the local energy system, in order to set up a stable overall local energy system with respect to controlling. These interfaces are a core competence of Fraunhofer IISB. The Fraunhofer institutes IIS and ISC are also participating in the project. IIS covers communication-related topics, and ISC handles material aspects for electrical battery development.

The main institute building of the Fraunhofer IISB serves as a research and demonstration platform. The requirements for different energies (heat, cold, and electricity) as well as the range, infrastructure, and energy consumption of the IISB are comparable to those of small and medium-sized companies. IISB shows a high load fluctuation, high peak loads, and a substantial need for secondary energy due to a considerable amount of labs and equipment for semiconductor processing as well as manufacturing. A clean room is in continuous operation, and a large number of labs and offices are in use. Therefore, the IISB platform covers office as well as industrial and lab aspects, which means that nearly all facets of energy management and the energy sector of a local energy system are dominant. Production-related activities are continuously performed, but no direct production cycle will be disturbed for research and development. Therefore, this research and development platform seems to be ideal for applications such as research and demonstration activities.

The activities and highlights of the project are described in detail on the website

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Technology & Manufacturing

Bridging the Gap from Material to Application
Technology stands above all for research and development in the field of electronic devices for CMOS as well as for power applications.

From micro-technology to printable macro-electronics, the Technology Department is your contact for the realization and characterization of single process steps and devices up to prototypes. Based on comprehensive cleanroom facilities, silicon, as well as silicon-carbide processing, forms the backbone of the technology.

Examples for current activities aresensor devices on Si, fabrication of advanced integrated power devices on SiC, or low-temperature depositions of inorganic materials by printing techniques. The heterogeneous integration of various technologies is currently acquiring more and more importance.

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Intelligent Energy Systems

Energy Electronics – Solutions for tomorrow's challenges

A continuously growing share of electrical energy is processed by power electronics along the whole energy supply chain from generation over transportation and distribution up to the consumers. The ongoing transformation of the public energy supply to a self-sufficient system based on renewable energy sources will speed up this process significantly. Advanced power electronic systems are the key to increased energy efficiency along the whole supply chain, and to ensure highest availability and stability of the grid.

Since 2005 Fraunhofer IISB successfully concluded numerous research projects with the focus on power electronics for advanced electrical energy networks. This includes basic research work as well as industrial development projects with the objective of developing and qualifying components ready for series production. Main goal is to increase the efficiency, availability, and lifetime of the systems at reduced overall system costs.

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Fraunhofer IISB – Your partner in power electronic systems

As one of the 72 institutes and research units of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB conducts contract research for industry and public authorities. Its main objective is to provide excellent research to its customers and to set technological benchmarks as one of the leading research institutions in electronic systems.

For this, about 220 employees plus numerous students work on a total area of approximately 7000 m². With various high-class laboratories allowing research and development on a broad range of power electronics, semiconductor technology, and materials developement.

Beside its headquarters in Erlangen, Fraunhofer IISB has branches in Nuremberg and Freiberg / Saxony. The institute closely cooperates with the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and is a foundation member of the “Energie Campus Nürnberg” (EnCN).

IISB pursues cooperation with numerous national and international partners in joint projects and associations. For a comprehensive overview please visit "Network & Cooperations"

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