Cross-Functional Topics

In terms of content, we focus on three business units: Process, Device & Packaging Technologies, Smart Systems, and Test and Reliability Solutions.

With an institute-wide perspective, we address the core topics of Preliminary Research, Fab Management, and Corporate Strategy, which are relevant overlapping topics for all organizational units of the institute.


Preliminary Research

The focus in the area of Preliminary Research is on the academic development of the institute, scientific expertise, and the development of future research and application fields in a broader time horizon.



The Fab management encompasses the planning, organization, implementation and control of cleanroom processes, with the aim of optimizing quality, costs and time.


Corporate Strategy

Corporate Strategy directly supports the institute's management in the orientation of scientific and technical topics and aims at sustainable development:

  • Trend analyses
  • Strategic roadmaps
  • Coordination of planning and implementation of major projects