Press Releases 2017

Press release: 11.04.2017

The “Research Fab Microelectronics Germany” gets off the ground

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research provides 350 million Euros for building a cross-institutional research factory for micro- and nanoelectronics. The joint initiative of Fraunhofer and Leibniz institutes aims to strengthen the position of the European semiconductor and electronics industry in this competitive global market.

Press release: 23.01.2017

Quantum optical sensor for the first time tested in space – with a laser system from Berlin

For the first time ever, a cloud of ultra-cold atoms has been successfully created in space on board of a sounding rocket. The MAIUS mission demonstrates that quantum optical sensors can be operated even in harsh environments like space – a prerequisite for finding answers to the most challenging questions of fundamental physics and an important innovation driver for everyday applications.