The Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD) , a cooperation between the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics and the Leibniz Institutes FBH and IHP, is the central point of contact for all issues relating to microelectronics and nanoelectronics in Germany and Europe. As a one-stop store, FMD has been combining scientifically excellent technologies and system solutions since 2017 of its 13 cooperating institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Leibniz Association into a customer-specific overall offering. Under the virtual umbrella of FMD, the largest association of its kind in Europe has been created, with more than 4,500 employees and a unique diversity of expertise and infrastructure.
As a pioneer for cross-location and cross-technology cooperation, the FMD actively tackles the current and future challenges of electronics research and thus ensures the preservation and expansion of Germany's and Europe's technological sovereignty. As a strategic dialog partner, FMD is actively involved in the German and European research agenda and provides essential impetus for the development of fundamental innovations for the world of tomorrow.
From 2017 to 2021, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research supported the modernization of the research infrastructure of all 13 participating institutes with a funding sum of 350 million euros.