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IC design refers to the process of developing integrated circuits (ICs) used in a variety of electronic devices such as smartphones, computers, automobiles, and medical devices. It the basis for the production of microchips, which are indispensable in modern technology. IC development requires a deep understanding of electronics, semiconductor technology, and the physical properties of materials.

Change The World – Edition 2025

To get young people interested in chip design, 15 Saxon companies have joined forces and produced a recruiting video with Dresden-based Blackfire Medien GmbH. In the movie, Emma, a chip designer from the year 2050, accidentally meets Max, who works as a chip designer in the year 2025. Together, with the help of the Saxon companies, they are designing various chips needed for a humanoid robot. Its task: to compensate for the increasing shortage of skilled workers by taking over tasks for which there is a shortage of personnel.

Drei Menschen in einem dunklen Raum mit einem Tisch. Vor dem Tisch stehen eine rothaarige Frau links und ein braunhaariger mann rechts. Hinter dem Tisch ein weißhaariger Mann, der auf den jüngeren zeigt.


Relevant actors

RISC V association

The RISC-V Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the RISC-V architecture. RISC-V is an open, freely available instruction set architecture developed jointly by industry and the academic community.


The edacentrum is the network for electronics, design and applications in business and science. As an independent authority, the edacentrum designs research & development for a consistent design methodology along the entire value chain and is thus an innovation accelerator.


Bild Arbeitskreisleiter

Dr. Achim Graupner
Bosch Sensortec GmbH
+49 351 8547 3760

Bild eines Mitglieds des wissenschaftlichen Beirats

Andreas Brüning
Fraunhofer IIS