Dr. Franz Auerbach and Prof. Amelie Hagelauer

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2023-01-09 press release

Establishing Germany as a top chip location: VDE VDI GMM starts 2023 with new board of directors

Dr. Franz Auerbach elected chairman of the board and Prof. Amelie Hagelauer deputy chairman. Promoting scientific and technical development in the field of microelectronics. Further important goals are the promotion of young talent as well as training and further education.

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(Frankfurt a. M. 09.01.2023) The members of the VDE/VDI Society Microelectronics, Microsystems and Precision Engineering (VDE VDI GMM) have elected a new board: The new chairman of the board is now Dr. Franz Auerbach, vice president R&D Power- & Sensorsystems at Infineon Technologies AG in Munich. Prof. Amelie Hagelauer was appointed as deputy chairman of the GMM. She is Institute Director of the Fraunhofer EMFT in Munich as well as Head of the Chair of Micro and Nanosystems Technology at the Technical University of Munich.

Increasing competitiveness, promoting young scientists

In his professional career, Dr. Franz Auerbach has achieved a number of groundbreaking innovations and business successes in various functions with his teams. During his term of office, he would like to work above all on establishing Germany as a top chip location: "By taking further steps toward digitalization, standardization and the creation of an innovation ecosystem in Germany and Europe that is networked with the world, I am delighted to further increase competitiveness here in Germany." The energy turnaround, digitalization and other trends are bringing microelectronics ever more into focus. As a top location for micro- and nanotechnologies, Germany is a hub for international knowledge transfer.

As the leader of a group of doctoral students, Prof. Amelie Hagelauer has already proven that the work of young researchers is particularly close to her heart. Since 2018, she has also been a senior member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering), the largest international professional association for electrical engineers. Her mission is clear: "I want to network experts across disciplines, improve know-how transfer between research and industry, and shape integration technologically."

Other members of the newly elected board team are Prof. Jens Anders, University of Stuttgart, Prof. Martin Hoffmann, Ruhr University Bochum, Dr. André Kretschmann, Robert Bosch GmbH, Alexander Krick, Volkswagen Group Components and Prof. Jan Korvink, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT.

About the VDI/VDE-Society for Measurement and Automatic Control (VDI VDE GMA) 

Within the VDI/VDE-Society for Measurement and Automatic Control (VDI VDE GMA), VDI and VDE bundle their joint activities in the field of measurement and automation technology.

The GMA makes a significant contribution to the further development of measurement and automation technology and to the expansion of knowledge about the modern techniques used in this field today. GMA's current relevant topics include Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Autonomous Systems, Multi-Sensor Technology, Image Processing and IT Security.

Around 1,500 experts are working in eight specialist areas with around 80 specialist committees. At the interface between research and implementation in practice, the GMA is an expert partner for users, manufacturers and scientists. It coordinates their knowledge transfer and cooperation. In this way, it makes a substantial contribution to ensuring that processes can be influenced in a targeted manner and quickly translated into innovative developments for industrial applications.

For more information, visit https://www.vdi.de

About VDE

VDE, one of the largest technology organizations in Europe, has been regarded as a synonym for innovation and technological progress for more than 130 years. VDE is the only organization in the world that combines science, standardization, testing, certification, and application consulting under one umbrella. The VDE mark has been synonymous with the highest safety standards and consumer protection for more than 100 years. 

Our passion is the advancement of technology, the next generation of engineers and technologists, and lifelong learning and career development “on the job”. Within the VDE network more than 2,000 employees at over 60 locations worldwide, more than 100,000 honorary experts, and around 1,500 companies are dedicated to ensuring a future worth living: networked, digital, electrical.  
Shaping the e-dialistic future. 

The VDE (VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies) is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. For more information, visit www.vde.com