History

© Photo Fraunhofer EMFT

Thermal processing during the eighties

Fraunhofer EMFT celebrated its 40th anniversary on November 18, 2014 at the Fraunhofer Haus in Munich. More than 160 guests spent an informative and entertaining evening with current and former staff of the institution.

Fraunhofer EMFT originates from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solid State Technology IFT, which was founded in 1974. Here, technologies were developed for the manufacture of semiconductors. Other areas of activity included sensor technology, communication technology and microstructure technology. 1999 the Fraunhofer IFT was dissolved and split into three independent sections. The section located in Hansastrasse, Munich - today`s Fraunhofer EMFT - became part of the Berlin-based Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM. Since July 1, 2010, Fraunhofer EMFT has been operating as an independent institution of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft afresh.