Fraunhofer-Institut für Organische Elektronik, Elektronenstrahl- und Plasmatechnik FEP
The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP is working on innovative solutions in the field of vacuum coating and surface treatment as well as the combination of organic electronics with classical silicon circuitry. The Fraunhofer FEP thus offers a wide range of research, development and pilot-manufacturing. Our interdisciplinary field of "Microdisplays and Sensors" is engaged in the development and manufacturing of micro-displays and sensors based on the integration of organic light emitting diodes (OLED) onto silicon CMOS substrates. Here, our activities range from the initial idea, through design in close cooperation with the OLED technology, the circuit design of the OLED integration, testing, assembly and interconnection technology to the development of the complete system and application. Here, we are working in the interdisciplinary scope of different subjects such as electrical engineering/electronics, microelectronics, microsystems technology, information technology, computer science, physics, chemistry, optics and manufacturing. As part of your dissertation, you will develop new architectures for ultra-low power and low-latency architectures of CMOS backplanes for OLED microdisplays. Such microdisplays are used in wearables, e.g. for augmented- and/or assisted-reality (AR) applications. Wearables require low power consumption, both for the backplane (pixel cell array) and the respective emitters. AR in the tactile Internet also requires extremely low latencies (less than 1ms) which require new pixel cell, interface and data transmission architectures.