For many years, FBH has been successfully translating its research results into industrial use, most of all for companies in Berlin and Brandenburg. Thus, it has established comprehensive expertise in this area. Within the Application Laboratory "III-V Components for Laser Technology and Electronics", FBH intends to increase the maturity level of its existing technologies and thus steer its range of activities even more strongly in the direction of industrial applications. From October 2017 to the end of 2020, a total of 4.62 million euros in funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will go to FBH.
The project includes investments to expand the technological infrastructure as well as semiconductor technology runs to break in the facilities and increase process stability. One aspect will be expanding the epitaxy base with a multi-wafer reactor for GaAs laser diodes and the corresponding analysis technology. Another issue will be developing advanced semiconductor processes for GaAs lasers and for GaN and InP electronics. Yet another aspect will be increasing the digitization of the cleanroom. This means converting the process control and data acquisition systems to electronic versions. Also being expanding is the mounting and assembly technology for laser diodes and electronic chips.
With the establishment of its application laboratory, FBH is significantly expanding its technological base. The institute also uses an existing cleanroom nearby. The project "Expansion of the Application Laboratory III-V Components for Laser Technology and Electronics" is supported with additional funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) amounting to 4.47 million euros (October 2018 to June 2020). With this expansion, extensive upgrades and refittings as well as device-related installations can be carried out. This will bring the quality of the technical equipment in the new cleanroom up to the required level and ensure the expansion of the application laboratory.