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28.09.2021 | 09:00 - 17:45
Industry workshop „Batterienutzungskonzepte"

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As part of the competence cluster "Battery Utilization Concepts" funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT is hosting an industry workshop on September 28, 2021, to which we invite all interested parties.

The workshop serves as a platform for the exchange of universities, research institutes, and industrial companies around the topic of battery utilization concepts. For example, it will be about extending the useful life of batteries, but also about the development of new material and cell concepts to shorten innovation cycles and time-to-market for new materials and cells.

For the occasion, the event will be held online.

We have put together a varied program of specialist presentations and workshops covering developments, trends and prospects in the field of stationary and mobile electricity storage. Topics such as recycling, 2nd use and circular economy, which are becoming more and more important, will also be considered. A detailed program and more information about the speakers of the lectures can be found here.

The industry workshop is a great opportunity to discuss current battery research topics, exchange and network with high-level scientists, and learn about new and future trends. 

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Since the number of participants is limited, we would like to ask you to register as soon as possible, but no later than  September 14, 2021.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Please send an email to

We look forward to welcoming you at the 1st Industry Workshop of the BMBF Competence Cluster "Battery Utilization Concepts" on September 28, 2021!


Battery utilization concepts competence cluster:

More information about the competence cluster "Batterienutzungskonzepte" can be found on the homepage of the competence cluster Battery utilization concepts. Details on the project partners involved and on the individual projects can also be found there.





08.09.2021 | 12:30 - 16:00 Uhr
Battery Technologies for E-Mobility and Smart Grids

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Regional networking, research and business development

Batteries are important for the development of the energy systems of the future. They provide storage options for renewable energy sources in electromobility and smart grids. The energy density and the charging and durability properties of batteries are important. However, large-scale deployment of batteries depends on improvements in technology and cost/production:

  • Materials and methods for producing stable battery cells with high energy density.
  • Efficient, reliable and cost-effective battery packs suitable for customers' purposes
  • Integration of battery packs into electromobility and smart grid applications and efficient charging.

The seminar is organized by WTSH GmbH in cooperation with Fraunhofer ISIT, Emobilität.SH, and the PE-Region Platform and gives an overview of some of the development and business activities related to battery technologies and kicks off a new regional battery forum initiative.
Participate online to explore and develop new options in power electronics.
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01.07.2021 | 14:00 - 17:00
Micromechanical ultrasound for SMEs - from technology to application.

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Many monitoring, measurement and characterization tasks in industry today are based on classic ultrasonic sensors. Micromechanical ultrasonic transducers (MUTs) represent an innovative and effective further development in this context, which can open up new areas of application thanks to their compact design and power efficiency. However, the investment costs for the development of such MUTs are too high for many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Therefore, three Fraunhofer institutes are jointly developing an application platform that also enables SMEs to use MUTs. Various micromechanical components and pilot products are to be developed in cooperation with industrial partners. In a first step, workshops will be held starting in July to demonstrate the good integrability of MUTs in already existing systems.



  • Dr. Fabian Lofink | Fraunhofer ISIT
  • Jörg Amelung | Fraunhofer IPMS
  • Dr. Maik Wiemer | Fraunhofer ENAS

• Participation is free of charge. 
• You can participate in this event using a PC, Mac, laptop or mobile device (app required).

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29.06.2021 | 09:00 - 15:30
News from electronics corrosion research - Increase the effectiveness of corrosion control!

In Germany alone, corrosion and its consequential damage cause annual costs in the billions in a wide variety of industries and economic sectors. An even higher financial damage of more than 4 percent of the gross national product arises if, in addition to the direct damage caused by corrosion, the consequential costs due to production or service failures are also taken into account. 

Therefore, in the context of this event, we will present the most relevant results of our 2-year work from the IGF research project on the "Impact of Ionic Contamination in Thin Gaps on Realistic Assemblies with New Miniaturized Devices".

In particular, we will provide you with the following know-how: (1) the latest findings on increasing product safety for the use of miniaturized electronic components and (2) the latest insights into optimizing test methods for early detection of ECM (electrochemical migration).

Explore with us methods for increased product safety for miniature electronic components!


  • Helge Schimanski  | Fraunhofer ISIT
  • Dr. Thorsten Fladung  | Fraunhofer IFAM


Registration by email - preferably send the form directly to GfKORR - Gesellschaft für Korrosionsschutz e.V.


Do you have any questions about the event?

One call is enough under the Tel.: 069 / 75 64 -360 / -436

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19.05.2022 | Fraunhofer Career Fair @ Home

Which career suits you best? The virtual Fraunhofer Career Fair, which will take place on May 19, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and feature a total of 17 institutes, is a must for all students, graduates and (young) professionals with a STEM background. 

Inform yourself via live chat at the virtual booths about your entry and career opportunities at the world's leading organization for applied research. In addition to the online presentation program, you can speak personally with employees from our institute and ask them your questions. 

Exciting job opportunities await you - even in times of crisis.


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You can find more information about the Fraunhofer career fair here!

18.05.2022 | FED Online Lecture on "Qualified solder profiling for reflow soldering processes" with Helge Schimanski

Our expert for microfabrication processes, Helge Schimanski, will give a presentation on qualified solder profiling for reflow soldering processes on May 18, 2022. Among other things, he will explain how to create a solder profile and why it should be optimized in the first place.

Based on illustrative examples, he also reveals to all listeners the methods of profile determination and how the quality can ultimately best be verified.


All topics of the presentation at a glance:

-       Why solder profile optimization at all?
-       How do I get a solder profile: Process specifications and optimization of the soldering process
         with given process window
-       Methodology of profile determination
-       Examples of temperature profile measurement
-       Verification of quality
-       Summary of the process


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04.05.2022 | FED Online Session "kurz&knackig" on the topic "depaneling" with Helge Schimanski

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As part of the "kurz & knackig" format of the FED Regionalgruppe Stuttgart, Helge Schimanski will give a presentation on the influence of depaneling on assembly quality on May 4, 2022. Starting from the user's requirements for depaneling methods and possible problems, different depaneling methods will be addressed.

Not only will recommended limits for the surface strain of ceramic capacitors and the consequences of damage to these components be shown, but typical damage caused by incorrect depaneling will also be illustrated by means of examples, and the measurement with strain gauges for the qualification of depaneling methods will be presented. The developer then receives tips for a design suitable for production and a depaneling process that is gentle on the components and thus adds value for the production of high-quality and reliably operating assemblies and systems.

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24.03.2021 | 14:00
digital cleanroom: Virtuelle Reinraum-Tour vom Fraunhofer ISIT

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Abstands- und Hygieneregeln, Home-Office und Kontaktverbote machen es derzeit kaum möglich, den Reinraum am Fraunhofer-Institut für Siliziumtechnologie zu besuchen. Dies stellt aber kein Problem mehr dar, denn wir haben einen digitalen Zwilling des Reinraums geschafft und möchte Sie auf die virtuelle Reise mit uns mitnehmen! 

Auf der virtuellen Tour möchten wir Ihnen über die Welt der Mikroelektronik erzählen und die Bedeutung des Reinraums bei der Chipherstellung virtuell zeigen! Auch die Fragen rund um die MEMS, Wafer und Chips beantworten wir Ihnen dabei. Reservieren Sie jetzt Ihren (digitalen) Platz! ;-)

Die virtuelle Tour wird durchgeführt von:
• Maria Claus, stellvertretende Abteilungsleiterin der Fab | Fraunhofer-Institut für Siliziumtechnologie ISIT 

• Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos. 
• Um sich zur Tour anzumelden, tragen Sie bitte Ihren Namen, die Firma und Ihre E-Mail-Adresse ein.
• Als Plattform verwenden wir GoToWebinar.
• Sie können an unserer Sitzung mit einem PC, Mac, Laptop oder Mobilgerät (App erforderlich) teilnehmen.

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17.03.2021 | 14:00
Design, Development, and Control of Induction Motor Drive with Inverter Output LC Filter

Low-pass filtering of the pulse width modulated (PWM) output voltages of the three-phase voltage source inverter (VSI) by sinusoidal LC filters is an established solution in squirrel cage induction motor(SQIM) based adjustable speed drive (ASD) applications. This presentation discusses the several design methods of LC filter for an ASD application. It may also deteriorates the performance of the closed-loop control of SQIM because of the sustained resonancefrequency oscillations. The presentation discusses several methods of damping the resonance and its effect on the ASD.

Speaker: Prof. Ramkrishan Maheshwari | University of Southern Denmark
Centre for Industrial Electronics | Electrical Engineering | Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Host: Nilufar Ishandzhonova | Fraunhofer-Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT | Business Development & Marketing

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• Our platform is GoToWebinar.
• You can attend the webinar from your PC, Mac, Laptop or any mobile device (app required for tablets and phones).

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09.12.2020, 11:00 - High-Power Cells: From Development to Industrialization

On this webinar we will focus on high-power cells for applications in automotive, while covering the entire production chain.

Fraunhofer ISIT will present the innovative development and pilot production of the high-power cells and its spin-off CUSTOMCELLS® will present the ways of the industrialization as well as the manufacturing technologies of the high-power cells.


• Dr. Andreas Würsig | Deputy Head of Business Unit "Power Electronics" | Head of Group "Battery Systems for Special Applications" @ Fraunhofer ISIT

• Dr. Daniela Werlich | CTO @ CUSTOMCELLS®


Link to the recording.

02.12.2020, 14:00 - Low-inductance packaging concepts and capacitors in power electronics

This webinar will focus on the challenges of low inductance packaging and capacitors, especially when using modern fast switching power semiconductors such as silicon carbide (SiC) Mosfet and gallium nitride (GaN) switches. The importance of parasitic inductance is first discussed and ways and design criteria to reduce it are presented. Subsequently, different capacitor technologies are presented and the respective advantages and disadvantages are discussed depending on the application conditions.


• Prof. Toke Franke | University of Southern Denmark

• Prof. Thomas Ebel | University of Southern Denmark


 Link to the recording.

25.11.2020, 14:00 - Modulation and control of modular power converters for high-power applications

The webinar focuses on the activities of the Chair of Power Electronics in the field of high-power converters supported by the new HEART-Plattform Laboratory which allows test up to 10 kV and 1 MVA. The results fo several projects developed in cooperation with companies will be presented.



• Prof. Marco Liserre, PhD, IEEE fellow | Head of the Chair of Power Electronics @ Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel


Link to the recording.

28.10.2020, 14:00 - Rapid Prototyping: How To Satisfy Your Customer in 24h


• Marius Strack | VP Operations @ UniverCell

• Dr. Andreas Würsig | Deputy Head of Business Unit "Power Electronics" | Head of Group "Battery Systems for Special Applications" | Fraunhofer ISIT


From new ideas to finished prototype within 24h

In our increasingly fast-paced world, quick adaptations to specific customer needs are essential to differentiate from the competition. With the multitude of processes in the manufacturing industry, this is not easy. It has often been forgotten to "just do it". In this webinar, we give three concrete tips on how to win over customers with customized solutions in the shortest possible time.


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21.10.2020, 11:00 - Applications and use cases of powder technology

The webinar focuses on various use cases of an innovative manufacturing technology from Fraunhofer ISIT, which was already presented in detail on September 23.

In the first part, Fraunhofer ISIT presents a piezoelectric MEMS energy harvester that converts ambient energy via magnetic coupling. In addition to its application as an energy converter, the component demonstrates the integration of micromagnets into wafer-level microsystems. The magnetic force coupling enables the use of mechanical vibrations, shocks and rotational movements even outside the mechanical resonance of the harvester as well as the coupling of energy via magnetic fields.

Another application example of integrated micromagnets are soft magnetic cores for microcoils. These serve as energy storage for voltage converters in power supplies or end devices such as smartphones, IoT applications, smart homes and other applications. ISIT's powder technology enables a wide range of coil core geometries for a variety of coil designs.  Experimental results of a voltage converter prototype with 15W power based on a microcoil and a GaN FET will be presented. This combination enables switching frequencies in the double-digit MHz range.

Fraunhofer IZM presents latest developments for the integration of corresponding microelectronic components. The implementation of through-silicon vias (so-called TSVs) enables backside contacting of sensors as well as 3-D integration of ICs or Si-based interposers for high-density wiring carriers for e.g. chiplets. The interposer platform can also include passive thin-film devices such as coils and resistors, making it ideal for SiP (system-in-package) heterointegration. Examples of this will be presented in the webinar.     


·Dr. Björn Gojdka, Group Manager Agglomerated Microsystems  | Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT

·Dr. Michael Töpper, Business Development | Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM

·Malte Päsler, Power Electronics Business Field | Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT


Link to the recording.

23.09.2020, 11:00 - Powder-based microcomponents - innovation building blocks of microsystems technology


• Dr. Björn Gojdka, Group Manager Agglomerated Microsystems | Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT

• Dr. Olaf Andersen, Head of Department Cellular Metallic Materials | Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research IFAM

Fraunhofer ISIT presents a new, patented process for manufacturing and integrating three-dimensional microcomponents at wafer level. Numerous manufacturing parameters allow the generation of microcomponents with defined magnetic, thermal, optical, and electrical properties and freely designable geometries of a few tens to thousands of micrometers. A central process of the powder-based method was developed by Fraunhofer IFAM, Dresden branch, which has many years of expertise in powder metallurgy and in the field of porous metallic materials. IFAM presents possibilities for the characterization of powder materials and porous structures using accredited methods, among others. A patent-pending multifrequency process for transporting and uniformly dosing ultra-fine powders will be presented, which is currently being used and further developed for filling cavities on silicon wafers.


To register for the webinar, please enter your name, company and email address. The platform we use is GoToWebinar. You can join our session using a PC, Mac or mobile device (app required).


Link to the recording.

16.09.2020, 14:00 - Megatrends in Power Electronics - Opportunities and Perspectives from Northern Germany

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  • Presentation of the Power Electronics Network Schleswig-Holstein LE.SH

Prof. Holger Kapels (Fraunhofer ISIT)

Heiko Solmecke (VINCORION | JENOPTIK Advanced Systems GmbH)

  • Presentation of the study "Power Electronics in Schleswig-Holstein - Status and Perspectives".

Daniel Klose (DSN Connecting Knowledge)


In northern Germany, power electronics is an established cross-sectional technology for many societal megatrends, such as the energy transition, electromobility or digitalization. The Power Electronics Network Schleswig-Holstein (LE.SH) brings together 34 companies, research institutions and universities from Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and (southern) Denmark. In this webinar, the LE.SH network introduces itself and DSN Connecting Knowledge reports on the status and importance of power electronics in Northern Germany.

To register for the webinar, please enter your name, company and email address. The platform we use is GoToWebinar. You can join our session using a PC, Mac or mobile device (app required).


Link to the recording.

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