As part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) specializes in applied and industrial contract research. Fraunhofer IZM’s focus is on packaging technology and the integration of multifunctional electronics into systems.
The institute has a staff of more than 350 and saw a turnover of 28.1 million euros in 2015, of which 76 percent was earned through contract research. Fraunhofer IZM has two sites in Germany. Apart from its headquarters near Berlin Mitte, the institute is also represented in Dresden, both strategically important centers for electronics development and manufacturing.
The four Fraunhofer IZM departments promote internationally cutting-edge technology development. The departments jointly work on application areas and key development topics, ensuring the research is advanced across technologies. In key development topics, the Fraunhofer IZM researchers monitor and develop highly promising research questions, paving the way for future projects with industry.