AdaptSys research and development centre opens in Berlin

Innovation, research and technological development in Berlin has been given a boost with the opening of the new AdaptSys research and development centre at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM. The AdaptSys centre aims to develop highly complex electronic systems for a wide range of application areas, as well as evaluating and testing system integration technologies.

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Visit of the Vice-Chairwoman of the Bundestag Committee for Education, Research and Technology Assessment, Dr Simone Raatz to the Fraunhofer IZM. Visit of the Vice-Chairwoman of the Bundestag Committee for Education, Research and Technology Assessment, Dr Simone Raatz to the Fraunhofer IZM.

" The new centre will allow our customers, usually manufacturers and product developers, to specify which properties the electronic assemblies they require should have. Our researchers and scientists will then work with our customers and semiconductor manufacturers to develop the necessary technologies. A new spectrum of product possibilities will open up. "

Prof. Klaus-Dieter Lang, Head of AdaptSys and Director of the Fraunhofer IZM

Innovation, research and technological development in Berlin has been given a boost with the opening of the new AdaptSys research and development centre at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM. The AdaptSys centre aims to develop highly complex electronic systems for a wide range of application areas, as well as evaluating and testing system integration technologies.

The centre's work is focused on four main topics: nano-scale process and material development; researching, developing and qualifying innovative system integration techniques adapted to the needs of individual applications; supporting the industries that use these technologies through product development; and failure analysis, quality and reliability assurance, lifetime prediction models and condition monitoring.

AdaptSys aims to develop techniques and processes for integrating electronics and sensor technology into products during the manufacturing process. This will improve system integration by allowing product design to be optimised to accommodate microelectronic functionalities. Processes developed at AdaptSys should also help to create synergies between industry branches that have thus far had little contact with one another.

A range of state-of-the-art laboratories

For its system integration work, the centre is equipped with a substrate area and laboratories for wire bonding, soldering, photonics and mold encapsulation. Material analysis facilities include laboratories for analysis related to moisture, power, long-term testing and reliability, while an advanced system engineering laboratory has been installed for design activities.

AdaptSys focuses on the medical engineering, safety and security, power and energy, and sensor technology industries. These are of particular significance in Berlin and AdaptSys intends to work with local manufacturers who will thus benefit from new process innovations. The opening of the centre will help the local economy in other ways, not least by providing 200 jobs.


Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Adaptsys” is EUR 39 950 000, of which the EU’s European Regional Development Fund is contributing EUR 19 975 000 from the Operational Programme “Berlin” for the 2007 to 2013 programming period.


Draft date

06/01/2016