Data and Facts


June 2022

Fraunhofer ENAS puts special emphasis on the three business units, which are arranged along the whole value chain of smart systems.


The Systems and Applications department renames itself System Engineering.

The Advanced Systems Engineering department renames itself Smart Wireless Systems.

September 2021

Foundation of the Systems and Applications department.

April 2020

Renaming of the department Back-End of Line to Nano Device Technologies as a consequence of the current profile.

January 2019

Handing over of the annexe of the headquarters in Chemnitz.

July 2017

Beginning of the shell works for the annexe.

April 2017

Beginning of preparatory measures of the enlargement construction incl. foundation.

May 2012

Opening microFLEX-Center

January 1, 2011

Conversion of the research institution into the Fraunhofer-Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS.


Fraunhofer ENAS audit and recommendation for conversion into an institution.

July 2009

Foundation of the department System Packaging.

June 22, 2009

Opening of the new building of Fraunhofer ENAS.

July 1, 2008

The Chemnitz branch of Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration becomes Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems.


The departments Back-End of Line and Printed Functionalities were founded.


The Executive Board of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft decided to put up a new building for the Chemnitz branch.


Due to the positive development, Chemnitz becomes an institute branch of Fraunhofer IZM and receives its own cost center. The departments Micro Materials Center Chemnitz and Advanced System Engineering (Paderborn) are integrated into the Chemnitz branch.


The department Micro Devices and Equipment managed by Prof. Gessner was established in Chemnitz. A strong cooperation exists between the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (Fraunhofer IZM Berlin, Munich & Chemnitz) and the Center for Microtechnologies of the Technische Universität Chemnitz.


With the set up of the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (Fraunhofer IZM) a scientific team (project group) works under management of Prof. Michel in Chemnitz.