Thomas Zarbock is Division Director at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems. He has 10 years experience in MEMS manufacturing and pilot fabrication. In his position, he is responsible for a team of 95 engineers, technicians and operators to run and maintain a fully integrated and CMOS-compatible 200mm MEMS cleanroom.
Prior to joining Fraunhofer IPMS, Thomas held various contributor level and management positions in industrial engineering and semiconductor manufacturing. He has been working 11 years for Siemens, Infineon Technologies and Qimonda, Dresden. His emphasis was in production and fab planning, cycle time management and lean manufacturing.
Thomas Zarbock received the M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the Dresden University of Applied Sciences, Dresden, Germany.
Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems
In accordance with the overall concept of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS focuses on applied research and development on behalf of industry and society.
Fraunhofer IPMS is a worldwide leader in research and development services for electronic and photonic microsystems in the fields of Smart Industrial Solutions, Medical & Health applications and Improved Quality of Life. Innovative products can be found in all large markets – such as ICT, consumer products, automobile technology, semiconductor technology, measurement and medical technology – products which are based upon various technology developed at Fraunhofer IPMS.
We develop electronic, mechanical and optical components and work on their integration into miniaturized modules and systems. We aim for customers who want to increase the functionality of their products by use of microsystems (MEMS, MOEMS, CMOS) with innovative features and smaller dimensions. We offer the complete value chain: From conception to product development right up to sample and pilot production within our labs and clean rooms; from components to the complete system solution.