GloFo, Fraunhofer expand cooperation on FDSOI

GloFo, Fraunhofer expand cooperation on FDSOI

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After the latest failures, Globalfoundries is looking ahead again: The chip manufacturer and the Fraunhofer IPMS research institute are expanding their 13-year development cooperation in Dresden and will develop innovative materials, processes and components for the energy-saving technology FDSOI in the future.
By Christoph Hammerschmidt


FDSOI is regarded as an energy-efficient as well as powerful and cost-effective technology; it is in particular demand in the growth markets Internet of Things and Automotive and is the focus of the joint work for the next two and a half years. The research agreement signed by both sides covers a double-digit million-euro volume.

In the course of the project, the clean room of the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) will be extended to approx. 900m² and equipped with new equipment. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is supporting the Fraunhofer IPMS within the framework of the funding for the Research Factory Microelectronics Germany (FMD).

A joint doctoral program with up to 16 young scientists will be set up to implement the goals, in order to guarantee the local promotion of young scientists in the industry on a long-term basis. Prof. Hubert Lakner, Managing Director of the Fraunhofer IPMS: “We are the largest R&D partner of Globalfoundries Dresden and with our research and development services we make a decisive contribution to ensuring that Dresden continues to play in the top league of global microelectronics in the future. We are proud to be partnering with Globalfoundries to educate the next generation of researchers in this field”.

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