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The most important facts on the Fraunhofer Institute for the Microstructure of Materials and Systems (IMWS) in Halle at a glance.

Fraunhofer IMWS Annual Report 2017

For our first ever Annual Report in English, we have compiled a selection of the most important research results, events and publications. This time, the anniversary "25 Years of Fraunhofer in Halle", which we were able to celebrate last year, plays a particularly prominent role.

Fraunhofer Halle Highloghts 2017
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Fraunhofer IMWS Annual Report 2016

You can find details of our research results, facts and figures and information on our publications and events in 2016.

Fraunhofer IMWS Annual Report 2015

The annual report of the Fraunhofer IMWS provides details of research results, and facts and figures from 2015.

Fraunhofer CAM

The most important facts about the Fraunhofer Center for Applied Microstructure Diagnostics CAM can be found here.

Info Fraunhofer CAM
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3D System in Package Integration

Fraunhofer 3D System
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Together with leading diagnostic tool manufacturers, CAM develops techniques for fault isolation, site specific target preparation, physical microstructure and material characterization for failure analysis and quality control adapted to the specific requirements of SiP, WLP and 3D devices. In cooperation with manufacturers of microelectronics systems, these techniques are applied to secure the quality, yield and reliability of innovative devices.

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Coatings

Information CAM
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The latter situation is encountered for dielectric laser mirrors, multilayers for EUV light, or reactive multilayers. Independent of the coatings’ function, microstructure diagnostics is a key tool to improve performance. At CAM, we hold available all necessary equipment and expertise to investigate the
structure and chemistry of coatings down to the atomic scale.

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Compound Semiconductor

Information Fraunhofer CAM Compound
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Together with industrial manufacturers and research institutes, Fraunhofer CAM is working to understand design and process related root causes for performance variations and aging defects in order to optimize manufacturing quality, device performance and long term operational behavior of such devices.

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Microelectronics Packaging

Information Fraunhofer CAM
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Within semiconductor packaging and system integration,semiconductor chips are electrically interconnected to their environment, encapsulated for protection and assembled onto sub-strates forming either electronic components, modules, board assemblies or even complex 3D integrated microsystems and subsystems. The designs, process steps and materials used in packaging significantly affect the reliability properties of the complete system.

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Pigment and Nanoparticles

Information Packaging
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At CAM, we hold available all necessary equipment and expertise to investigate the microstructure and chemistry of coating systems, pigments, and nanoparticle down to the atomic scale. We are specialized in skillfully accomplishing the difficult, targeted, and artifact-free preparation required to both study individual pigment particles and single defects in coating systems.

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Elastin-and Collagen-based Skin Products

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We are a dedicated team of specialists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle (Saale), Germany. We are passionate about innovative materials and devices for biomedical applications. We focus on the needs of the skin care and medical device industry - from large multinational corporations to small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Material Research in Dental Care

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We apply leading edge equipment, methods and models to characterize dental care products and their interaction with biological surfaces. As a partner to R&D and to Marketing we perform research projects, support product development, provide claim substantiation and supply visualization for marketing and training material.

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