Fraunhofer FEP

Fraunhofer FEP

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP ( is located in Dresden/Germany and focuses on developing innovative solutions, technologies and processes for surface modification and organic electronics. Along with strong experience in electron beam and plasma technology Fraunhofer FEP is the leading independent applied R&D service provider which combines organic electronics technology with silicon CMOS integrated circuitry (IC) design and process integration. Its aim is to transfer the results of R&D in the field of combined silicon-organic micro-electronic devices towards production by focusing on specific process development, components, system integration and applications based on OLED-on-Silicon technology. Therefore we are continuously seeking partners to further develop and commercialize recent achievements and topics, such as unique OLED microdisplay architectures, large-area OLED microdisplays for VR, ultra-low power/low-latency and 'bi-directional' micro-displays combining image display with embedded image sensing for AR, or micro-patterning for improved power efficiency and color of RGB OLED displays. Beyond that the technology and design expertise also becomes applied to opto-electronic sensor solutions making use of silicon-CMOS-based and/or organic photodetectors (OPD) and embedded illumination for interactive optical fingerprint or surface topology imaging sensors, single-chip reflection light barriers, optical sensors requiring embedded illumination (such as slope, stray light, wave front sensors), lab-on-chip modules with embedded microfluidics, or bio- and environmental monitoring.
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Fraunhofer FEP
22 Sep 2023

Fraunhofer FEP

Fraunhofer FEP are one of many Fraunhofer institutes across Germany. This profile examines their recent work on image sensors that combine a silicon backplane with an organic light absorbing layer to extend the wavelength detection range into the SWIR region.
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27 Sep 2022

Thin Film Technologies for the Energy Transition

Glass facades characterize modern architecture. While solar radiation serves to support heating in winter, the building interior heats up in summer and requires active cooling. Smart windows can regulate the solar radiation according to the weather situation - a forward-looking solution in times of energy saving. Researchers have now succeeded in producing the world's first thermochromic layer on ultra-thin glass in a roll-to-roll process. These results will make mechanical blinds superfluous in the future and at the same time reduce the cooling and heating energy requirements of a building.
8 Apr 2022

Fraunhofer FEP

At LOPEC 2022, Fraunhofer FEP outlined the EU-funded "Smart2Go" project that aimed to create a "platform for energy supply, harvesting and storage" for printed/flexible electronics.
23 Feb 2022

Flexible OLED for Homogeneous Light in the Operating Room

The glare-free, homogeneous light of large-area organic light-emitting diodes is perceived as very pleasant and offers many advantages for product design. In the recently completed LAOLA project, OLEDs were therefore developed as planar lighting for a wide range of applications on flexible substrates.
6 Oct 2020

RadarGlass - From Vehicle Headlight to Radar Transceiver

As a result of modern Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, the use of radar technology has become indispensable for the automotive sector. A wide range of systems for adaptive speed control, lane-change support, collision avoidance, and pedestrian and cyclist detection has paved the way for autonomous driving.
20 Apr 2020


16 Apr 2020

Fraunhofer FEP

Fraunhofer FEP is one of many Fraunhofer institutes across Germany. This profile examines their recent work on image sensors that combine a silicon backplane with an organic light absorbing layer to extend the wavelength detection range into the SWIR region.
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29 Jan 2020

Fraunhofer FEP

IDTechEx interviewed Fraunhofer FEP at CES 2020. Fraunhofer FEP showed a number of printed and flexible electronics related projects that they are working on.
13 Sep 2019

An OLED pilot line introduces itself: From PI-SCALE to LYTEUS

Together with their industrial partners, the institutes were able to achieve unique results, create and manufacture fascinating prototypes based on the flexible OLED technology.
11 Apr 2019

Microdisplays For Industrial Near-To-Eye AR Applications And Other Wearables

Fraunhofer FEP, Germany
14 Mar 2019

Smart and flexible energy supply platform for wearable electronics

The aim of the project is the creation of an autonomous energy-supply platform. Based on the results of the project it will be possible to use a wearable without caring about recharging over its entire lifetime.
8 Mar 2019

Hybrid OLED creates innovative and functional luminous surfaces

Up to now, OLEDs have been used exclusively as a novel lighting technology for use in luminaires and lamps. However, flexible organic technology can offer much more: as an active lighting surface, it can be combined with a wide variety of materials, not just to modify but to revolutionize the functionality and design of countless existing products.
2 Nov 2018

Fraunhofer FEP

Dr Peter Harrop discusses the history of FEP and the development of the company in the field of organic electronics, as well as their plans for the future.
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11 Sep 2018

OLED integration in textiles: functional and eye-catching

Organic light-emitting diodes are mainly known from televisions and smartphone displays. They can be used as lighting objects in car tail lights or lights. Researchers are now presenting OLED elements that can be integrated into textiles.
10 Aug 2018

Electron Beam Patterning for high-resolution full-color OLED displays

OLED microdisplays are increasingly establishing themselves in consumer-ready wearables and data glasses. In order to meet the requirements for higher efficiency, higher contrast, and higher resolutions in these applications, scientists have developed a new micropatterning approach for OLEDs on silicon substrates.
26 Jun 2018

Heliatek GmbH

11 Apr 2018

Advanced OLED Microdisplays For Virtual And Augmented Reality Applications

Fraunhofer FEP, Germany
4 Apr 2018

Flexible organic electronics for wearables

Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology, a provider of research and development services in the field of organic electronics, presents first wearable OLED bracelet at Wearables Europe 2018, from April 11th to 12th in Berlin, Germany at booth no. P12 together with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Holst Centre from Netherlands.
5 Dec 2017

Lightweight, compact VR glasses made with large-area microdisplays

VR glasses are increasingly popular, but they have usually been heavy and oversized - until now. Large-area microdisplays are expected to change that, because they make it possible to produce ergonomic and lightweight VR glasses. The new OLED displays now reach very high frame rates and achieve extremely high resolutions with "extended full HD".
28 Nov 2017

High-performance OLED microdisplays for next-generation smart glasses

A consistent trend across the tech sector is the one-upmanship of increasingly high screen resolution and larger display size. Yet, the fact that the former increases faster than the latter means that manufacturers must achieve ever-higher pixel density. Large OLED microdisplays developed under the LOMID project could help solve that problem, thereby providing Europe with a competitive edge.