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Landesforschungspreis Baden-Württemberg 2009

The Landesforschungspreis für Angewandte Forschung was awarded to Professor Dr.-Ing. Joachim Burghartz in a ceremonial act in Stuttgart.

Professor Dr.-Ing. Joachim Burghartz was awarded the Landesforschungspreis in the applied research field. The prize for fundamental research goes to Professor Dr. Jörn Leonhard of the university Freiburg. The award ceremony of the 100,000 Euro prize was held at Neues Schloss in Stuttgart.

Wissenschaftsminister Professor Dr. Peter Frankenberg awarded the Landesforschungspreis Baden-Württemberg 2009 in Stuttgart on July 8th, 2010.

Says Wissenschaftsminister Frankenberg:

“Top research and innovative technologies form the basis for prosperity and secure jobs. In order to honor the significance of outstanding scientific achievements we have been awarding this prize for more than 20 years.”

The team at Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart surrounding Joachim Burghartz has developed a method to manufacture ultra-thin silicon chips. They were able to produce microchips that are 50 times thinner than common microchips. Instead of etching the finished chips down to a certain thinness as was done in the past Prof. Burghartz determined the desired thickness prior to its production. This was possible due to the patented Chipfilm™ technology.

For further information, please refer to Fields of activity – thinfilm silicon

Press release by Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg
press release Landesforschungspreis

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Baden-Württemberg Aktuell
of July 8th, 2010