Fraunhofer CAM will be expanded

A total of 9 million Euros will be invested in new rooms, which will provide laboratories, offices, seminar and meeting rooms.

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Identification of Hightech-Glass

In cooperation with boraident, the Fraunhofer IMWS is working on new methods of marking different kinds of glas

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Precise specimen preparation at the nano-scale

Every Analysis is just as good as the quality of the specimen - this also applies to electron microscopy. A device developed at the Fraunhofer IMWS simplifies work considerably.

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Microelectronics

Abriss Diagnostik Erkennung Ebene
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Cracking in a microchip contact, can only be detected under the microscope.

We investigate the components, systems and materials of electronics, microsystem engineering and nanotechnologies, for example, integrated semiconductor circuits, sensors, electronic components and assemblies and nanostructure functional materials. These are analyzed and tested comprehensively, to understand the relationship between functional performance, microstructure and material properties in detail. One focus of our work, for example, is fast and client-focussed clarification of the cause of faults and of defect formation by means of comprehensive and ultra-high resolution diagnostics.  The results are incorporated into the client’s manufacturing processes and help to increase the quality and reliability of the systems during their use. Our clients and partners are mainly from the automotive electronics supplier chain, but also from communications technology, the optics, medical and consumer industry, power electronics for energy and industrial engineering and the segment of equipment suppliers for microstructure diagnostics and testing.

We offer:

material diagnostics of components, assemblies and materials of electronics, microsystems engineering and nanotechnology

complex physical failure analysis, numerical simulation and life prediction

development of diagnostics, test, and modelling methods and the corresponding tools