Information Technology & Microelectronics

Silicon Saxony – the region between Dresden, Chemnitz and Freiberg – is Europe's largest microelectronics location. In a unique collaboration, the technical universities of Dresden and Chemnitz, as well as a number of non-university research institutions, explore and develop modern information and communications technology (ICT). The local chip industry produces in all sectors of the ICT value chain.

The DRESDEN-concept Scientific Area Committee for Information Technology & Microelectronics strategically advises the University Executive Board regarding basic research activities in the aforementioned subject area. It connects those involved in these areas and establishes a connection to the more application-oriented activities of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft – with the aim of making Silicon Saxony the leader in Europe, also with regard to research activities. Research expertise is demonstrated through a variety of projects in the areas of micro and nanoelectronics, telecommunications technology, information technology, energy-efficient systems, smart systems and networked sensor technology, as well as organic and printable electronics, and these projects complement and enrich one another.  

Dresden’s researchers are global leaders in these areas, both in fundamental and applied research. The focus of TU Dresden is hereby on the further development and the exploration of complementary technologies and concepts for highly efficient information processing, and for an extremely fast and secure data transfer. Innovations in the so-called Tactile Internet from Dresden are well known and, for example with the help of the automotive industry, researchers are getting closer to finding applications for them. To this end, leading researchers on the global stage are developing systems that will meet the demands of the future.

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