Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems
The Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS is a reliable partner for research and development of innovative solutions. In the focus there are smart systems by using micro and nano technologies. Smart systems integrate not only components of different functionality, like sensors, actuators, biochips, batteries, passive and active electronic devices, they are able to capture and identify complex situations. They can decide something, interact with the surrounding, work energy autonomously and cross-linked.
The product and service portfolio of Fraunhofer ENAS covers high-precision sensors for industrial applications, sensor and actuator systems with control units and evaluation electronics, printed functionalities like antennas and batteries as well as material and reliability research for micro electronics and micro system technology. The development, the design and the test of MEMS/NEMS, methods and technologies for their encapsulation and integration with electronics as well as metallization and interconnect systems for micro and nano electronics and 3D-integration are especially in the focus of the work. Special attention is paid to security and reliability of components and systems.
The institute offers holistic and continuous research and development services from the idea to tested prototypes. In the case of smart systems single components as well as complete systems have been developed. Multidisciplinary approaches featuring devices for complex solutions and making use of shared and, increasingly, self-organising resources are among the most ambitious challenges. With the working field smart systems integration Fraunhofer ENAS is able to support strongly the research and development of many small and medium size companies as well as large scale industry By integration smart systems in different applications Fraunhofer ENAS addresses semiconductor industry, medical industry, medical engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive industry, logistics as well as areonautics.
In order to focus the activities and to ensure a longterm scientific and economic success Fraunhofer ENAS has defined the three business units "Micro and Nano Systems", "Micro and Nano Electronics / Back-End of Line" as well as "Green and Wireless Systems". They address different markets, different customers and moreover different stages of the value added chain depending on the required research and development services.
From the organization point of view Fraunhofer ENAS is subdivided into the departments Multi Device Integration, Micro Materials Center, Printed Functionalities, Back-end of Line, System Packaging, Advanced System Engineering and Administration. The headquarter of Fraunhofer ENAS is located in Chemnitz. The department Advanced System Engineering is working in Paderborn. The department Micro Materials Center has a project group working in Berlin-Adlershof.