The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT develops and produces power electronics and microsystems according to customers specifications. Important areas of application include energy technology, automotive and transport engineering, the consumer goods industry, medical technology, communications technology, and automation. Ultra-modern technological equipment based on 200 mm silicon wafer technology and expertise built up over decades put Fraunhofer ISIT and its customers at the forefront of the field worldwide.
Fraunhofer ISIT supports customers right the way from design and system simulation to the production of prototypes, samples, and preparation for series production. The institute currently employs a staff of 190 persons with engineering and natural sciences backgrounds.
Fraunhofer ISIT deals with all the important aspects of system integration, assembly and interconnection technology (packaging), and the reliability and quality of components, modules, and systems. The institute also provides manufacturing support for application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to operate sensors and actuators. Activities are rounded off by the development of electrical energy storage devices, with a focus on Li-polymer batteries.
One thing that really sets Fraunhofer ISIT apart is the speed with which it can transfer innovative developments into industrial application and production. To this end, Fraunhofer ISIT operates a wafer production line in its cleanrooms in collaboration with the companies Vishay and X-FAB MEMS Foundry Itzehoe. There are longstanding collaborations with a variety of manufacturing companies local to Fraunhofer ISIT.
Fraunhofer ISIT runs an application center at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, a project group at the University of Applied Sciences in Heide, and a working group at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel.