Miniaturized thermopiles as well as array arrangements - Project start MyTZe

Miniaturized thermopiles and array arrangements for significantly more compact and more powerful sensors and measuring devices are to be developed in the currently launched MyTZe research project [learn more]

Innovative preload force sensor technology for bolted joints

At the Windmesse Symposium in Hamburg, visitors will learn more about technical innovations, economic aspects and the market development of on- and offshore wind energy. In his bolt sensor lecture on October 5, 2021, Arndt Steinke will provide information on "Innovative preload force sensors for bolted connections" [learn more]

Start of the NewPARZ research project - New micro-optical particle counter for large volume flows

Based on the established 90° scattered light setup, a new optoelectronic particle counter for gas-bearing particles at high volume throughput is developed. Demonstrators are tested for applications in pharmaceutical laboratories [learn more]

20 years of Forschungs- und Technologieverbund Thüringen e.V.

The Forschungs- und Technologieverbund Thüringen e.V. (FTVT) celebrated its 20th anniversary with a ceremony in the ballroom of Haus Dacheröden in Erfurt with numerous guests. The event was opened with a greeting from Thuringia's Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow and a contribution from Thuringia's Minister of Economics Wolfgang Tiefensee [learn more]

CiS Research Institute is a founding member of the "Advanced UV for Life e.V." association

As successor of the BMBF consortium of the same name, it bundles the competences from industry and science along the entire value chain - from the concept to the UV semiconductor to its application. Dr. Olaf Brodersen, Senior Business Unit Manager MOEMS at the CiS Research Institute, was elected to the new board of directors [learn more]

Two start-up teams benefit from all-round support from the CiS Research Institute

Two start-ups from Jena were able to pitch an LOI with the CiS Research Institute yesterday during the now fourth edition of the technology competition getstarted2gether. We are looking forward to a six-month intensive cooperation with the founding teams of Coachwhisperer GmbH and 4Pilots GmbH. The audience award of the FTVT, endowed with 1,000 euros, also went to Coachwhisperer GmbH [learn more]

IVAM Hightech Summit 2021

Dr. Martin Schädel, Head of the MOEMS Business Unit, will talk about "Sensor solutions for measuring vital parameters in the ear" in Stage 2 "Medical Technology: Microtechnology for Mobile Diagnostics and Therapy" on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 as part of the IVAM Hightech Summit [learn more]

AniTHA - Analog integrated temperature compensation for high temperature applications

The newly designed piezoresistive pressure sensor chips with analog integrated temperature compensation are suitable for operating temperatures of up to about 300°C. The sensor is based on an intelligent connection of the measuring bridge with passive components. The basis is an intelligent interconnection of the measuring bridge with passive components [learn more]

CiS Research Institute receives "Innovation Award 2021 Innovation Level" award

In the category "Innovative Product or Patent in the Healthcare Sector", the Senetics Healthcare Group, honors the development of the optical blood pressure sensor at the CiS Research Institute [learn more]

Technology competition getstarted2gether enters 4th round

The technology competition getstarted2gether enters the 4th round. For four weeks, technology-oriented start-up teams now have the opportunity to apply for mentoring projects at a Thuringian research institution (WINAFO). The start-up potential is presented in a 10-minute pitch [learn more]

R&D project PhIR-10 - Gas detection based on absorbers integrated in thermopiles

The focus is on the development of thermopiles with special absorbers and their fabrication with established semiconductor processes. Through simulations and experiments with demonstrators on selected gases, the function is to be investigated and verified [learn more]

Physics team of the University of Jena and the CiS Research Institute is awarded with highly endowed innovation prize

Encrypted communication with the help of quantum processors - Physics team of the University of Jena and the CiS Research Institute is awarded with highly endowed innovation prize "INNOspace Masters Award" of the "DLR Challenge" for the project "QuVeKS - Quantum Processors for Encrypted Communication with Satellites [learn more]

BAVI - Determination of the operating force of fasteners

Based on a MEMS technology platform, a sensor module was developed that determines the preload force and the operating force as well as their change over time. The user can flexibly design a measurement cycle, thus achieving greater maintenance intervals as well as the possibility of remote diagnostics [learn more]

Recording of our latest MOEMS webinar is available

The speakers Dr. Martin Schädel as well as Dr. Andreas Winzer presented an online webinar on the topic of "3D structured photodiodes" on 14.07. 2021. In the webinar, which lasted just under one hour, they used illustrative examples to report on the variety of new optical sensor solutions using technologies for 3D processing of silicon [learn more + watch video]

Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee opens the CiS Analytics Competence Center (CAK)

On July 15, 2021, the new CiS Analytics Competence Center was inaugurated with a ceremonial act by Wolfgang Tiefensee, Minister of Economics. The centerpiece of the competence center is a high-resolution 3-dimensional secondary ion mass spectrometry system (SIMS Analysis Cluster), which can be considered the most modern of its kind within a radius of several hundred kilometers [learn more]

Mikado - Long-term stable micro-macro coupling for the design of ultra-flat silicon strain sensors for macroscopic test specimens

As a result of advancing automation and autonomously operating machines and systems, low-cost force sensors that can be integrated into the systems are required. Preliminary tests show that silicon strain gauges joined to stainless steel with glass solder can be expected to give good results [learn more]

VIPO Symposium 2021

The CiS Research Institute is participating with 2 contributions at the Technology Symposium of the Growth Core VIPO on 09.07.2021. The consortium wants to build a technology platform for SMEs, with which gaps in the virtual product and process optimization along the entire value cycle are identified and closed through simulation [learn more]

Start for new preliminary research project

Start for the preliminary research project "High-End Acceleration Sensors" (HEB) - The project aims at the development of a CMOS-compatible manufacturing process for high-resolution capacitive MEMS acceleration sensors with a resolution of 0.001⁰ for cost-efficient application as tilt sensor [learn more]

CiS cyclists win 3 trees for a better climate in Erfurt

In the competition "Erfurter Stadtradeln" the 14-member team of CiS cyclists cycled more than 3,200 km. With this action 3 new trees can be planted, another building block for more climate protection and barrier-free cycling. We congratulate the team on their success [learn more]

Successful R&D project MIREC at the BMWI 2021 Innovation Day for SMEs

The digital edition of the BMWi 2021 SME Innovation Day will take place on June 17, 2021. Under the heading Success Stories, the CiS Research Institute presents the successful INNO-KOM project Miniaturized Infra-Red Emitter Chip (MIREC) [learn more]

Presentation at ACHEMA Pulse on 15.06.2021

In the virtual session "Safety First! Pt.1 at ACHEMA Pulse, Dr. Klaus Ettrich will present the topic: "Innovative sensors for monitoring mechanical connections" on 15.06.2021 at 14:20 [learn more]

Sensitive washer detects clamping force of screw connections

For the measurement of clamping forces in safety-relevant bolted joints, the CiS Research Institute developed a sensitive washer including a measuring method for detecting and testing [learn more]

Starting signal for the CiS cycling team

From May 27 to June 16, 2021, the citizens of Erfurt will be cycling in a race. Once again, a cycling team from the CiS Research Institute will be taking part. For every 1,000 kilometers cycled during the period, the Environment and Nature Conservation Office, with the support of the association Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald, will donate a tree [learn more]

Novel gravity sensors for high-precision exploration of the Earth's surface geology

As part of the M-Gravi project, the CiS Research Institute is developing novel gravity sensors for high-precision exploration of the geological features of the Earth's surface. The sensors consist of four individual silicon wafers and use a wafer-level stacking technology [learn more + watch video]

UV-LED lamp with integrated digital control

As part of the "Advanced UV for Life" online workshop, Prof. Thomas Ortlepp will report on current project results in his presentation "UV-LED lamps with integrated digital control" on May 20, 2021. The aim of the project is to control the light intensity of UV-LEDs with low current ripple [learn more]

Mid-Week Coffee Break - A Virtual Technology Conversation

Mid-Week Coffee Break - At the virtual technology talk of the IVAM trade association, the CiS Research Institute is the host on 19.05.2021. Our business unit manager MOEMS Dr. Martin Schädel will give the participants an insight into the topic "IR components for contactless temperature measurement and gas analysis" [learn more]

Optical sensors at the pulse of time

ams & CiS Forschungsinstitut enter into strategic R&D partnership. Both partners expect synergy effects from the cooperation in order to make innovative optical sensor solutions for the acquisition of vital data available to patients and end users in the form of wearables and hearables in the near future [learn more]

Second online webinar successful - Further topics planned

Our second online webinar on the topic of "Silicon-based Piezoresistive Force Sensors" on 20.04.2021 was a complete success. The speakers Dr. Klaus Ettrich, Business Unit Manager MEMS, Dr. Thomas Frank, Department Manager MEMS, and André Grün, Development Engineer Packaging Technology, presented MEMS-based piezoresistive force sensors for monitoring preload forces or contact forces [learn more]

Particle measurement by laser diffraction

Today, the winners of the AMA Innovation Award 2021 will be awarded during the conference "Sensor and Measurement Science International". Research teams of the CiS Research Institute and Fritsch GmbH have also applied with a joint development project "Particle Measurement by Laser Diffraction [learn more]

Trade Fair Sensor+Test and Congress SMSI

Next week, the SENSOR+TEST 2021 trade fair and the accompanying international congress SMSI 2021 will start. Both events will take place online and the CiS Research Institute will be represented with a digital presence and a presentation. Get your free online ticket [learn more]

Photoacoustic gas sensors based on wafer-level packaging

Photoacoustic sensors measure carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides with high sensitivity. Increasingly, other gases such as methane, ammonia, ethylene or gas leaks in pipelines are being detected. In the PAS project, the CiS Research Institute is starting the development of an integrated photoacoustic gas sensor based on NDIR sensors [learn more]

With booth at HM21 Digital Edition

This week at HM21 Digital Edition, we present current research topics and project results in the development of silicon-based MEMS and MOEMS sensor concepts [learn more]

Happy Easter - Creative competition for the children of our employees

The management of the CiS Research Institute invited to a creative participation action for the children of our employees. In our online gallery you can admire the numerous creative submissions of the young artists. Happy Easter days and stay healthy [learn more]

First Status Workshop of the BMBF Growth Core HIPS

The 1st status workshop of the BMBF growth core HIPS will take place on April 7, 2021 as a free online event. Organized by the host TU Ilmenau, guests and interested parties are welcome from 9:00 to 16:30. The CiS Research Institute is involved in two projects to develop an innovative multi-sensor platform for capturing sensor information in challenging environments [learn more]

Further development of the "ultra-wideband microwave sensor technology" foundation project

The CiS Research Institute uses its competences in packaging and interconnection technology for the further development of the founding project of Ilmsens GmbH. Processes such as chip-to-chip contacts with extremely short and flat loops as well as long-term stable, hermetic packaging drive the miniaturization of the "system-in-package" sensor [learn more]

H2MEMS - Novel hydrogen sensor with highest sensitivity and selectivity based on silicon-based MEMS sensor structures

As a specialist in the development of silicon-based pressure sensors, the CiS Research Institute is developing and testing palladium-coated MEMS structures with its partners in the H2MEMS project. The volume expansion of palladium during hydrogen deposition is being tested as a measuring principle [learn more]

SPIE Photonics West 2021 as an online event

SPIE Photonics West 2021 will take place from March 6 to 11 as an online-only event. As part of OPTO 2021, the CiS Research Institute will give two presentations on current research results on the emission behavior of UV LEDs and on down converters for driving UV LEDs. The lectures are available for registered participants during the whole period of the event [learn more]

NanoSense - Development of a hardness measuring head based on a novel combined force-displacement sensor

For the determination of surface hardness in the nanometer range, a new measuring head combining a force and displacement sensor is being developed in the recently launched "NanoSense" project. It is to be connected modularly to common universal testing machines and XY-axis manipulators [learn more]

NIVo - Novel isothermal sensor through front cavities

The market for thermopile sensors is growing and will continue to gain from the current COVID pandemic. In the current project NIVo two established principles are combined to a novel isothermal sensor by front cavities and thus the innovation capability in this field is further developed [learn more]

AmmoniaSense - Development of an in-line measuring system using an innovative ammonia sensor

The aim of the newly launched ZIM cooperation project AmmoniaSense is to record the ammonia concentration with a stationary inline measuring system in order to optimally control biogas plants. The CiS Research Institute is developing the ammonia sensor system, which will be used in combination with a hydrogen sulphide sensor [learn more]

Save the date - 9th Beam Telescopes and Test Beams Workshop

An overview lecture on silicon processing techniques will be given by Prof. Thomas Ortlepp at the "Beam Telescopes and Test Beams Workshop" on 8 February at 13:00. The online lecture will explain which types of silicon processing techniques exist and how they can be applied to the production of silicon radiation detectors [learn more]

Ammonia gas sensor for AdBlu® control system

Ammonia gas sensor for AdBlu® control - Spectroscopically operating sensor concepts sensitively and reliably select ammonia concentration in the exhaust tract of a diesel engine. In the NH3Sens project, a miniaturised non-dispersive ultra-violet (NDUV) spectrometer is being developed for exhaust gas analysis [learn more]

Innovative process and safety sensor technology for "green hydrogen"

The German government's National Hydrogen Strategy is a building block for a successful climate change and secure energy supply. As a development partner for application-specific silicon sensors, the CiS Research Institute is dedicated to the topic of "green hydrogen" in research projects. Cooperation on current research topics, including hydrogen, is bundled at the regional level by the FTVT [learn more]

PassDru - Long-term stable passivation of piezoresistive sensors for demanding sensor environments

Direct contact with the medium is difficult to implement for silicon-based microsensors. In order to fully exploit miniaturisation, corrosion protection is applied at chip level. This makes an application in more demanding environments possible even without additional protective constructions. [learn more]

Silicon detector for electrons with energies of 1 keV

Increasing the quantum efficiency of silicon diodes in scanning electron microscopes - The SiekeV research project is working on improving scanning electron microscopes for analysing near-surface structures. The detection of low-energy electrons makes it possible to take very surface-sensitive SEM images [learn more]

Efficient coupling optics for single photon detectors (EkoPHo)

A new technology platform is used for targeted optical adaptation of an SNSPD silicon chip stack. This is an extremely compact construction of a superconducting detector with efficient signal coupling in a chip compound as well as integrated optics and mounting of a fibre [learn more]

SiCer technology for high performance sensor systems

At  InnoCON Thuringia on 24th November 2020, Dr. Olaf Brodersen will explain the latest results of the growth core HIPs and the SiCer technologies to be developed therein for high performance sensor systems. The InnoCON starts as online event at 15:00 o'clock [learn more]

Valuable seconds - continuously monitor blood pressure with optical sensors

The CiS Forschungsinstitut has been working for more than 10 years on the development of photoplethysmographic sensors for the continuous measurement of vital parameters such as heart rate, heart rate variability and blood oxygen saturation. The most recent result is a miniaturised sensor that also monitors blood pressure in the ear [learn more]

10th Advisory Board Meeting of the AUVL Consortium

The 10th advisory board meeting of the Advanced UV for Life (AUVL) consortium is taking place today as an online event. The CiS Research Institute is the coordinator of the working field "Modules & Measurement Technology". Prof. Thomas Ortlepp will give a lecture from 11:45 am to 12:20 pm about the value creation and supply chains within the field of work [learn more]

Patent application for multilayer structures for chemically resistant, long-term stable differential pressure sensors

Harsh environmental conditions require robust and stable pressure sensors. The new and further development of wafer-level packaging technologies increases performance, extends areas of application and reduces manufacturing costs. The result is patent pending [learn more]

MEMS Workshop: Wafer bonding process for pressure sensors

The participants of the CiS MEMS workshop on pressure sensor technology discussed online the development of sensor elements, their assembly, test methods and applications. Innovative AVT, in particular wafer bonding processes, were a focal point this time [learn more]

Representative of the TMWWDG visits the CiS Forschungsinstitut

State Secretary for Science and Higher Education Carsten Feller and Robert Fetter, acting head of the "Technology Promotion" unit, met yesterday afternoon with the management of the CiS Forschungsinstitut at its south-east Erfurt location [learn more]

Differential pressure sensors for use in aggressive media

Simultaneous measurement of differential pressure and process pressure - The approach pursued by CiS uses miniaturised pressure sensors which can be applied to carrier materials such as silicon or ceramics by means of flip-chip technologies. By means of adapted passivation processes (ALD, Parylene, etc.), the pressure sensors are available in a media-resistant design [learn more]

MOEMS Workshop on NDIR sensor technology successful in 2nd edition

Yesterday, the workshop autum at CiS was continued in an exciting way with the workshop on "Components of NDIR sensor technology" which is already in its second edition. Designed as a hybrid presence and online event, more than 40 experts from research and industry discussed specific infrared sensor development for the analysis of liquid and gaseous substances [learn more]

Disinfection with short-wave LED light in the UVC or blue wavelength range

Based on innovative assembly and interconnection technologies, CiS is responsible for the development of assembly processes for UV LEDs within the consortium "Advanced UV for Life". Combined with the know-how of other partners in the consortium, solutions for disinfection with UV-LEDs are realised [learn more]

CiS Workshop Trilogy started

With the Workshop on Quantum Technologies the exciting workshop autumn CiS began. The two-day hybrid event offered current research results from the fields of quantum sensor technology, quantum communication and computing as well as enabling technologies. Workshops on NDIR sensor technology and pressure sensor technology will follow every two weeks [learn more]

CiS team wins a tree by bicycling

Also this year, a committed team of the CiS Forschungsinstitut participated in the "City Cycling" campaign. The aim of the competition is to cover as many everyday distances as possible by bicycle in a climate-friendly way. From September 10 to 30, the 13-member team covered more than 1,500 kilometers by bicycle and thus won a tree [learn more]

Cooperation with Ilmsens GmbH - Technology competition getstarted2gether

After a successful pitch in yesterday's technology competition getstarted2gether, Hans-Christian Fritsch, Managing Director of Ilmsens GmbH, and Thomas Brock, Managing Director of the CiS Forschungsinstitut, today signed a letter of intent to further develop the founding project "Ultra-wideband microwave sensor technology [learn more]

5th Industry Innovation Dialogue

The 5th Industrial Innovation Dialogue highlights current research competencies of quantum technologies for the Thuringian economy. Mario Bähr from the CiS Forschungsinstitut will present diamonds as a cost-efficient quantum material and report on results from the research project DiaQuantFab [learn more]

8th GMM Workshop Micro-Nano-Integration 2020

In the context of the 8th GMM Workshop Micro-Nano-Integration 2020 the CiS Forschungsinstitut will be represented with two exciting short lectures. The online conference is organized by the VDE/VDI Society for Microelectronics, Microsystems and Precision Engineering in cooperation with Ruhr-University Bochum [learn more]

SiCer technology discussion of the BMBF growth core HIPS - High Performance Sensor Technology

Thuringia's industrial companies and research institutes are working together in the HIPS growth core to develop new high-performance sensors based on the already patented SiCer technology and to market them jointly in the future. SiCer technology stands for a unique combination of silicon technology (Si) with ceramic multilayer technology (Cer) [learn more]

Construction of complex miniaturized force sensor systems joined using glass solder

The CiS Forschungsinstitut uses its own piezoresistive, miniaturised silicon strain sensors (Si-DMS) with an integrated full bridge for hybrid force sensors. Glass solder bonding is used to join the Si strain gauges on the spring body at 90° to each other [learn more]

Online seminar successful - Further topics planned

Our online seminar on the topic "In-the-ear sensor for vital monitoring" yesterday morning was a complete success. The speakers Dr. Martin Schädel, business unit manager MOEMS and Dr. Martin Jahn, project manager in the MOEMS department, presented an optical sensor which - integrated in an earmould - can evaluate blood pressure changes of each individual heartbeat [learn more]

Silicon Science Award presented

Our employee Dr. Robert Täschner was awarded the Silicon Science Award for his dissertation "Process and sensor development for production-ready silicon-based pressure sensor systems suitable for high temperatures". The CiS e.V. awards this prize for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of microsystems technology [learn more]

Miniaturized InfraRed Emitter Chip (MIREC)

With a new plasma-assisted etching process, a thin functional membrane and a break trench are simultaneously created for the following chip separation. In MEMS IR emitters, this results in more than a factor of 4 smaller areas and a dynamic range that is 2 times higher than that of the current state of the art [learn more]

Better safe than sorry - flange seal monitoring

Permanently safe flanged joints are the basic requirements for stable production processes and work at a high safety level. Recently developed silicon-based MEMS sensors are applied to bolt heads and measure their deformation due to changes in the preload force [learn more]

Sensitive fluorescence sensors in cube sugar format

Sensitive fluorescence sensors in lump sugar format - Modern fluorescence sensors should be small, high-resolution and highly sensitive, inexpensive and robust. In the SmartFLU research project, the CiS Forschungsinstitut is developing a technological construction kit for a 2-channel fluorimeter [learn more]

MEMS sensors for green hydrogen

For the implementation of the National Hydrogen Strategy, the CiS Forschungsinstitut is partner in two research projects. The HYPOS consortium develops solutions for the entire value chain and broad application of green hydrogen in many industries [learn more]

Innovation Network QPhot

The CiS Forschungsinstitut joins the innovation network QPhot - Quantum Photonics to reach the emerging market of quantum photonics and to establish customized, marketable sensor solutions in this segment [learn more]

High measurement accuracy for the optical characterization of UV LEDs

By optimizing the measurement setup and the evaluation routine, an absolute comparison of the radiation characteristics of different measurements with each other is possible. Less than 3% measurement uncertainty is achieved with an angular resolution of 1.5. The standardization procedure is currently being tested [learn more]

GeWaDiS - Targeted growth of synthetic diamond layers for pressure sensors

Passivation layers of synthetic diamond are particularly resistant to media. A cost-effective implementation of diamond coatings in relevant sensor areas has been reliably tested by adapting microsystem technologies [learn more]

Development of a sensor for early fault detection in high-performance batteries

After a successful pitch at getstarted2gether, the founding project "Early Fault Detection in High-Performance Batteries" of DC Industrie Entwicklung GmbH is currently being further developed to production and process maturity. The CiS Research Institute supports the start-up during the funding period with its technical infrastructure as well as its competence in silicone from more than 25 years [learn more]

The CiS workshops 2020

Three interesting workshops on current research trends will take place in autumn 2020 and will deal with topics such as pressure sensor technology, NDIR sensor technology and quantum technologies applied for the first time. The workshops are aimed at interested parties from science, politics and business and serve to exchange ideas with experts from industry and research [learn more]

Thermopiles for non-contact temperature measurement at humans

The current situation around Corona and the COVID-19 pandemic requires very dynamic action and above-average commitment. Within the scope of industrial orders the CiS Forschungsinstitut develops and manufactures thermopiles together with partners. These sensors allow non-contact temperature measurement and are used in contactless thermometers in gate solutions [learn more]

1st Status Workshop of the BMBF Growth Core HIPS - High Performance Sensor Technology

Within this 1st status workshop on the BMBF growth core HIPS on March 19, Andrea Cyriax will present current developments in the field of MEMS sensor technology. In a second presentation, Dr. Klaus Ettrich will introduce the joint project on gas sensor technology, which is coordinated by the CiS Research Institute [learn more]

Special prize for „Hello Madam“

The submitted SEM image with this joking paraphrase shows the rearrangement of Si microstructures at 1150°C in a hydrogen atmosphere. This submission from the CiS Forschungsinstitut was awarded a special prize in the "NanObjectives 2.0" photo competition [learn more]

Parliamentary evening of the VIU e.V.

Yesterday evening, the CiS Forschungsinstitut participated in a Parliamentary Evening of the Verband Innovativer Unternehmen e.V. at the German Parliamentary Society in Berlin. In his lecture Dr. Martin Schädel presented research results on an optical in-ear sensor for monitoring important vital parameters [learn more]

HotSens - temperature diodes for the high temperature range with one-point calibration

In the chemical industry, for example in the production of battery cells, precise temperature measurement is required. Within the HotSens project, the CiS Forschungsinstitut succeeded in producing temperature diodes for the high temperature range up to a maximum of 300°C with a maximum of a one-point calibration [learn more]

W3 Fair+Convention 2020 in Wetzlar on 26 and 27 February 2020

CiS presents the latest developments in optics and photonics on the special exhibition area "Microtechnologies for Optical Devices" designed by the IVAM Microtechnology Association daily from 9:30 to 17:00 [learn more]

15th Workshop on Advanced Silicon Radiation Detectors in Wien

On Wednesday, February 19, CiS will present on the topic "Simulation and Technology Study of Shallow Doping Profiles" at the 15th "Workshop on Advanced Silicon Radiation Detectors"  [learn more]

CiS at the SPIE Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco

With the repeated participation in the SPIE Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco, the world's largest annual event for photonics, laser and biomedical optics, CiS was able to demonstrate its expertise in the design, manufacture and assembly of customer-specific optical microsensors on an international level [learn more]

Thuringian start-up competition „getstarted2gether“

On 30.01.2020, thirteen selected start-up teams presented themselves to the jury of members of the business-related research institutes of the FTVT [learn more]

Quantum technology helps to cure cancer

Currently, interdisciplinary experts at the University of Berkeley are discussing novel imaging methods using coupled light quanta. CiS develops and manufactures optical components for this type of quantum imaging [learn more]

First successful data transmission - milestone in quantum communication

Researchers from three continents are celebrating the first successful data transmission between a quantum flux parameter and a nanocryotron in Yokohama today. The research result is a joint success of the CiS Forschungsinstitut in Erfurt, the Yokohama State University in Japan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA. [learn more]

Final spurt for 2nd edition of the technology competition "GetStarted2gether"

The application period for the second edition of the technology competition "GetStarted2gether" already started on 1 December 2019. Potential applications can still be submitted by e-mail until 13 January 2020 [learn more]

Announcement of the winners of the Silicon Science Award 2019

Together with the CiS Forschungsinstitut, CiS e.V. regularly presents the Silicon Science Award for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of microsystems technology. The founders provide a total of 4,000 euros in prize money, which this year's three prize winners can look forward to [learn more]

Technology and knowledge transfer in Ilmenau

As part of the Transfer Day 2019 of the TU Ilmenau, the CiS Forschungsinstitut was represented last week with two contributions [lean more]

CiS Forschungsinstitut at academix

As one of the Thuringian business-related research institutes and as an affiliated institute of the TU Ilmenau, the CiS Forschungsinstitut presents itself today for the first time at the academix Thüringen company contact fair in the CongressCenter, Messe Erfurt [learn more]

CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH at Compamed 2019

Within the framework of Compamed in Düsseldorf, which starts today, the Thuringian research institution, founded in 1993, will present current research results. The development of silicon-based microsensor elements for applications in industry, medicine and the environment has been a core competence of the CiS Forschungsinstitut for many years [lean more]

CiS Forschungsinstitut successful at the InnoCON Thuringia 2019

The InnoCON is a platform that presents successful projects and invites networking. The CiS Forschungsinstitut presented technological challenges of the project "TeSIS - Textured Blackbody MEMS IR Emitter" and presented itself at the joint stand of the FTVT [learn more]

Long Night of Science at the CiS Forschungsinstitut - See, marvel and experiment

The CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik, located in the southeast of the city of Erfurt, is participating in the Erfurt Long Night of Sciences for the seventh time. On 8th November 2019, engineers and scientists will present their research results and applications to interested visitors [learn more]

Microsensors for measuring the preload force

At the CiS Forschungsinstitut, silicon-based MEMS sensors are being developed for testing safety-relevant bolted connections. Such special bolts can be used for example in mechanical engineering, materials handling and wind power plants [lean more]

Cu-Pillars as the basis for 3D integration

As base metallization, copper offers a wide range of metallization possibilities which are necessary for process optimization of the thermocompression process [learn more]

Exciting presentations at the elmug4future conference

This year's technology conference "elmug4future" is dedicated to the main topics "Condition, Health and Quality Monitoring - Sensors, Methods and Applications". In the comcenter Brühl Erfurt, the CiS Forschungsinstitut will be represented with exciting presentations on current development results [learn more]

Quantum based magnetic field sensor technology

Scientists at the CiS Forschungsinstitut are developing compact industrial quantum sensors with a tiny diamond at their core. These synthetic diamonds with a manipulated atom in the crystal lattice allow the high-precision measurement of magnetic fields [learn more]

Physics Summer at TU Ilmenau

From 16 to 20 September 2019, the Physics Summer of the Technical University of Ilmenau will be held under the motto "Physics of the Earth". CiS as an affiliated institute supports these MINT activities with two lectures and supports the event together with CiS e.V. with a sponsoring [learn more]

MOEMS Workshop 2019 - Components for NDIR gas sensors

On November 5, 2019 the MOEMS Workshop "Components for NDIR gas sensor technology" starts. In three exciting sessions special requirements and innovative solutions for NDIR gas sensors, miniaturized IR light sources and detectors will be discussed [Registration and flyer]

CiS Forschungsinstitut at Sensor China 2019, Shanghai

CiS will be represented at Sensor China 2019, Shanghai (2nd-4th September 2019) as an exhibitor at the LEG Thüringen joint stand [learn more]

Successful start of winning projects

On August 8, 2019 in Bad Langensalza, Wolfgang Tiefensee, Thuringia's Minister of Economic Affairs, presented the award notices to the winners of the first technology competition "GetStarted2gether"[learn more]

Pressure sensor made of <110> silicon with increased linearity

The new research project "Pressure sensor made of <110> silicon with increased linearity" promises a significant reduction of calibration effort, potential sources of error and costs for high-precision pressure sensing elements [learn more]

CiS at MikroSystemTechnik Kongress in Berlin

From 28 to 30 October 2019, employees of the CiS Forschungsinstitut will present the latest development results on optical microsystems, packaging and measuring technology in three of the sessions on offer [learn more]

Silicon-based microsensors for industrial, medical and environmental applications

At Sensor+Test 2019, the CiS Forschungsinstitute will present current developments and research results from the MEMS, MOEMS and silicon detectors business units for applications in industry, medical and environmental technology [learn more]

Chinese-German Meeting of the Sensor Technology Industry on 21.06.2019

The Chinese Association of the Sensor and IoT Industry (SIA) is planning a visit to Germany on 21.06.2019 with a delegation from the sensor and IoT industry, R&D institutions, IoT associations and local IoT industrial parks [learn more]

CiS Forschungsinstitut hosts first getstarted2gether technology competition

On 28.05.2019, nine start-up teams from Thuringia presented themselves to a jury made up of members of the FTVT's business-related research institutes [learn more]

In the project "DiaQuantFab" standards for the quantum material diamond are developed

The BMBF joint project DiaQuantFab started on 15.5.2019. Within three years, the project partners will develop commercially viable microsensor systems for high-precision magnetic field measurement and calibration-free current measurement based on NV centres in diamond [learn more]

German-Chinese MEMS Smart Sensor Institute at the VivaTech in Paris

The Jiangning Development Zone presents 5 start-ups at Viva Technology in Paris from May 16-18, 2019, bringing together promising start-ups and the world's leading technology companies from a variety of industries and offering opportunities for collaboration and networking [learn more]

Long Night of Technology in Ilmenau - exciting experiments on 11 May 2019

Also in 2019, the CiS Research Institute will be present at the Long Night of Technology at the Technical University of Ilmenau with exciting experiments for young and old [learn more]

Workshop "Customized MEMS sensors for applications in science, industry4.0, automotive and mobility" on 21.05.2019 in Erfurt

The workshop "Tailor-made MEMS sensors for applications in science, industry 4.0, automotive and mobility" presents trends and current results from research, development and application for silicon-based MEMS sensors [learn more]

Delegation of Arab Ambassadors visits CiS Forschungsinstitut

On the initiative of the German-Arab Friendship Society, a group of Arab ambassadors visited CiS Forschungsinstitut on April 1, 2019 [lean more]

Micro strain sensors for monitoring the mechanical load of machines and machine elements

Dr. Thomas Frank, head of the MEMS department at the CiS Forschungsinstitut, explains miniaturized silicon strain sensors, 50 times more sensitive than a conventional metallic foil strain gauge and as small as the head of a pin, on April 4 at 15:00 [learn more]

EAS 2020 Workshop "Energy self-sufficient sensor systems"

At the beginning of last week, Expert Committee 4.3 Sensor and Sensor Systems of the VDE/VDI Society for Microelectronics, Microsystems and Precision Engineering (GMM) met at our company to prepare the next conference "Energy Self-sufficient Sensor Systems" (EAS2020) to be held in spring 2020 [learn more]

Silicon-based microsensors and their applications - double pack at HMI 2019

At HMI 2019, CiS will be presenting sophisticated AVT for time-of-flight camera modules, double-sided microstrip detectors and other current development results in a double pack at the Thuringia joint LEG stand in Hall 4, Stand F34 and at the stand of Forschungs- und Technologieverbund Thüringen e.V. (FTVT) in Hall 2, Booth A27 [learn more]

Appointment to the Thuringian State Science Conference

The Thuringian Minister of Economics Wolfgang Tiefensee appoints Prof. Thomas Ortlepp as a new member of the Thuringian State Science Conference for a period of 4 years. As an interface between science, politics, education as well as business and society, this platform promotes exchange and dialogue on current and strategic issues of Thuringia's economic and science policy [learn more]

VIPO joint project starts

The "VIPO growth core", a joint research project funded by the German government with seven million euros, is currently being launched. VIPO stands for virtual product and process optimization. The aim is to capture virtual production through simulation. The CiS Research Institute is one of the three participating science partners [learn more]

IDE sensor with diamond passivation at Thüringer Werkstofftag 2019

Impedance sensors are used for the analysis of e.g. air humidity, liquid levels or chemical/biological data. The sensors are used for the analysis of air humidity, liquid levels or chemical/biological parameters and are composed of interdigital electrodes (IDE). CiS will present the first results on the long-term stability of IDE sensors with diamond passivation in various aggressive media on 07.03.19 at the TU Ilmenau [learn more]

Temperature sensors for industry 4.0

The measurement and control of temperatures is one of the most common applications for sensors and is becoming increasingly important due to the requirements of industry 4.0 applications, e.g. in plant and process control. Recently, an important milestone was reached in a development project for high-temperature diodes [learn more]

CiS at the SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco

The SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, the world's largest event for photonic technologies, will start on Saturday with three conferences and two trade fairs [learn more]