The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Germany, is the world’s leading applied research organization. By prioritizing key technologies for the future and commercializing its findings in business and industry, it plays a major role in the innovation process. Interdisciplinary research teams work with partners from science, industry and government to turn pioneering ideas into innovative technologies, coordinate and implement system-relevant research projects and strengthen the German and European economies. Founded in 1949, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft currently operates 76 institutes and research units throughout Germany. Around 30,800 employees, predominantly scientists and engineers, work with an annual research budget of roughly €3.0 billion, €2.6 billion of which is designated as contract research.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB in Erlangen, Germany, specializes in wide-bandgap semiconductors and power electronics. The spectrum ranges from basic materials, semiconductor devices and process technologies, power electronic modules and components to complete power electronic and energy systems, especially for e-mobility and sustainable energy supply.
With its solutions, the institute has been setting benchmarks in energy efficiency and performance, even for extreme operating conditions.