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ToF Excellence

Hochintegrierter Time of Flight Sensor

Im Rahmen von “ ToF Excellence” entwickelt ams einen hochintegrierten, ultraschnellen Time-of-Flight Sensor, der vorwiegend in mobilen Geräten für den Autofokus der Kamera eingesetzt wird. Der laserbasierte Autofokus IC entsteht unter Berücksichtigung eines neuen Halbleiter-Technologieknotens, was eine bessere Performance bei höherer Integrationsdichte der einzelnen Komponenten erlaubt. Dieser Sensor ermöglicht eine deutlich schnellere und zuverlässigere Autofokusierung  der Kamera, als gegenwärtig mittels herkömmlicher Technologien erreichbar ist.

Dieses Projekt wird aus Mitteln des Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung kofinanziert. Nähere Informationen zu IWB/EFRE finden Sie auf www.efre.gv.at


180/150nm Pilotlinie

Funky Nano

The aim of the project is to develop a screening platform to enhance gas sensors with functional nanoparticle. The platform will enable a systematic screening of hybrid nanoparticle and nanoparticle combination for test gases. 

Next Gen-Medical Sensing

The objective of the project is to develop next generation intelligent bio and medical sensors. The enhanced sensor solution will improve the stability of the crucial measurement parameters and significantly lower the power consumption. 


The aim of this project is to face the challenges in the field of error characterization. It focuses on the potential development of the industry established technology concept Scanning Acoustic Microscopy. 


(closed project)

This project aims to develop fundamentals to increase the yield and reliability of 3D-integrated microelectronic systems including the development of robust designs and processes for advanced connectivity technology in electronic circuits.

Quantitative Analysis

(closed project)

The scope of this project is the high-resolution analysis of internal interfaces in multilayer materials for electronic devices via aberration corrected STEM combined with HR EELS and EDS. For this purpose, a variety of different approaches for both, data acquisition and data analysis, is consequently refined to provide reliable and reproducible datasets with high accuracy in spatial and energetic resolution as well as in terms of quantitative reliability. At the same time, TEM sample preparation methods are sufficiently enhanced and modified to provide specimens with adequate quality.


(closed project)

The integration of laser light sources in silicon nanophotonic chips is a strongly demanded feature for a wide range of applications. Apart from data and telecom, optical sensing represents a highly attractive field of application. Within this research project, the necessary steps to realize such an optically pumped laser light source on silicon nitride waveguides will be elaborated

Automotive HMI

The aim of this project is to create optimized Automotive Workflow for hardware and software co-development. The resulting products will work as one intelligent system, enabling the move from sensing objects to understanding objects.


The goal of the project is to develop a novel, ultra-compact, energy-efficient camera matrix which enhances the color and depth of images in real time, as well as provide accurate depth information for a wide range of applications in the automotive industry. 


The aim of the project is to bridge application driven research on high performance, low cost photonic sensing for automotive and industrial manufacturing. The project focuses on the advantages of light-based detection and ranging (LIDAR) technology for automated driving. 


The aim of the project is to develop highly integrated, cost-effective, flexible particle sensors for consumer applications. The project includes investigation on feasibility of different measurement setup, implementation and validation of the sensor.

Sensor Fusion

The project aims to provide a tool kit to face the challenges of sensor fusion in product development at an early stage. This will help realize the competitive systems consisting of sensors, emitters and ICs for complex applications. 

Dieses Projekt wird aus Mitteln des Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung kofinanziert. Nähere Informationen zu IWB/EFRE finden Sie auf www.efre.gv.at


The project will focus on the need of millimeter-wave technology and offer solutions by integrating highly efficient gallium-nitride on silicon-carbide (GaN-on-SiC) and silicon-germanium (SiGe) electronics with silicon-on insulator (SOI) through a silicon interposer. 


(closed project)

In this project, all competence is brought together for successful sensing and design of environmental noises and sounds. This opens innovation potential for inexpensive and intelligent acoustic sensing and for the active design of an enhanced audio ambience.

ASD is a follow-up of the successful K-project „Advanced Audio Processing – AAP“ from the 1st Call of COMET K-projects with an extended consortium and a new focus with regards to content.


(closed project)

Integrated computational material, process and product engineering.


(closed project)

PHELICITI pursues the challenging task to co-integrate photonic and electronic subsystems on a single, 3D-integrated chip. As a collaborative project it gathers academia, research centers and two industrial partners in the field of semiconductor manufacturing and telecommunications.


This project focuses on the novel sensing materials and their local deposition on a sensor chip. It also gives emphasis on the need for a compact volatile organic compounds (VOCs) detection system. It aims to reduce the cost for mass fabrication technology by transferring the research results to commercial products.


This project will verify the suitability and functionality of the selected wave-guide approach as a sensor principle. This will help realize the first functional demonstrator of particle sensors using state-of-the-art semiconductor technologies.


This application driven research project will develop sensor test chips for realistic environments for the applications in automotive  LIDAR (Light-based Detection and Ranging) and object tracking in confined environments.


This project aims to develop suitable polymers and polymer composites, which will help estimate accurate lifetime and reliability of electronic components. This project brings together material scientists, electrical engineers and polymer chemists from industry and academia. 

Smart Audio: SHOKO

The objective of the project is to develop integrated circuits (IC’s) for signal processing which has applications in various fields. The developed IC’s will be characterized by the integration of different sensors and functionalities.


(closed project)

This project deals with the investigation and development of circuits, characterized by high immunity to radiation. Structures and components should be examined, evaluated and improved. Novel circuits with high robustness are to be developed.


(closed project)

In the Nanospec project seven European partners joined forces to develop an advanced upconverting system that significantly enhances solar cell efficiencies. Key developments were the upconverter material, the combination with a second luminescent material to enlarge the used spectral region, photonic structures for photon management and efficient solar cells.

Pro to future

(closed project)

Excellent Technologies for Cognitive Products und Cognitive Production Systems
Pro²Future is a so called COMET Centre publicly funded by the Austrian Competence Centres Program COMET (Competence Centres for Excellent Technologies). Pro²Future’s core is a highly ambitious research program which was jointly established by industry and academia.


(closed project)

Development of an innovative process chain and production tools for the industrial fabrication of CMOS based 3D-integrated nanosensors on wafer-scale