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Business Location Dresden

Key Sector Microelectronics / ICT:

An excellent, application-oriented research infrastructure has developed at the microelectronic venue Dresden. There are various institutes of Fraunhofer Society, Leibniz Association and of the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) with special competencies.

It is above all the cooperation of research institutions and companies which creates trendsetting results.

Research equipment at NaMLab. Photo: LHD/Dittrich

Research equipment at NaMLab
Photo: LHD/Dittrich

Focus on Microelectronics

Cluster of Excellence »Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden« cfAED

The local Cluster of Excellence 'Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden' means the city has a unique research center investigating future electronic information processing technologies.

The researchers explore new technologies for electronic information processing which overcome the limits of today's predominant CMOS technology.

Chemical microprocessor. Photo: TU Dresden / Rinaldo Greiner

Chemical microprocessor
Photo: TU Dresden / Rinaldo Greiner

Leading-Edge Cluster »Cool Silicon«

The aim of the Leading-Edge Cluster »Cool Silicon«  is to build the technology basis for a massive increase of energy efficiency in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.

NaMLab (Nano-electronic Materials Laboratory)

The research at NaMLab focuses on materials for electronic devices and new device concepts. Among these are high-k materials for capacitors, transistors and other applications, novel switching devices including memristors, nanowire based electronics as well as materials for energy harvesting devices such as solar cells.

NaMLab. Photo: LHD/Dittrich

Photo: LHD/Dittrich

Electronics Packaging Lab and Centre of Microtechnical Manufacturing

The Centre of Microtechnical Manufacturing is acting in the field of processes and procedures of manufacturing electronic and microtechnical devices closely together with the Electronics Packaging Lab of the university. In addition to that Centre of Microtechnical Manufacturing is one of the know-how transfer centres of the Network of Competence Microtechnical Manufacturing.

Steinbeis-Forschungszentrums Elektromagnetische Wechselwirkungen

Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. OHG

At Dresden Infineon develops and produces Chip Card & Security Ics.

Leibniz-Transferverbund Mikroelektronik

The Leibniz-Transferverbund Mikroelektronik wants to link the know-how, research activities and infrastructure of a number of institutes in the fields of micro- and optoelectronics.

Leibniz Association (2 Institutions)

Leibniz Association in Dresden

The Leibniz Association institutes concentrate on application-oriented basic research and provide a scientific infrastructure. Five such institutions have been established in Dresden.

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Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf conducts research on Energy, Health and Matter. Scientific research equipment of national and international importance is operated at the HZDR

Helmholtz Association in Dresden

In Dresden, the Helmholtz Association runs the Dresden-Rossendorf Helmholtz Center and a branch of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases.

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Focus on Software

SAP Research Center Dresden

SAP Research Dresden contributes significantly to SAP Research topics: Real Time Intelligence, Trillion Node Network, Social Business Networks, Digital Manufacturing, Platforms, and Big Data. The location in Dresden also hosts the Future Factory Initiative living lab.

Zentrum virtueller Maschinenbau (ZVM)

The Zentrum virtueller Maschinenbau (ZVM) does research on virtual reality to support cooperative product develpmoent by using an integrative software basis.

Zentrum virtueller Maschinenbau (ZVM). Photo: LHD/Lösel

Zentrum virtueller Maschinenbau (ZVM)
Photo: LHD/Lösel

Focus on Technology Transfer