Member: Fraunhofer IAF

Electronic circuits for innovative communication and mobility solutions, laser systems for real-time spectroscopy, novel hardware components for quantum computing as well as quantum sensors for industrial applications – this is just a selection of the developments with which the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF is advancing the research and development of innovative semiconductor technologies.

Fraunhofer IAF is one of the world’s leading research institutions in the fields of III-V semiconductors and synthetic diamond. With its research and development, the Freiburg research institute covers the entire value chain – from materials research, design and processing to modules, systems and demonstrators.


Mobile communications, radio links, 5G, 6G, energy-efficient electronics, new materials such as AlScN, radar, lasers, quantum cascade lasers, spectroscopy of liquids and solids, diamond components, quantum sensor technology, quantum magnetometry.


R&D services in the fields:

  • High-frequency electronics
  • Power electronics
  • Photodetectors
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Diamond components
  • Quantum sensors
  • Quantum computers
  • Metrology services
  • Application laboratories



Executive Director
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Quay

Fraunhofer IAF

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

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