Unfold the Future

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Research partner for smart industries

Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) is Austria's top research center for electronic based systems. We develop innovative solutions for environmental protection, health, energy, mobility and security - from wafers to intelligent systems.

About SAL

from idea to innovation

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let's work together!

We offer industry-oriented re­search as well as services at the highest level, a well-equipped re­search infra­struc­ture and customized oppor­tu­ni­ties for coop­er­a­tion.


Great place to research

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Join our team!

If you want to actively shape the tech­nolo­gies of the future and enjoy working in an inter­na­tional team, then you've come to the right place. 

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The strategic SAL project “Digineuron” was largely inspired by the megatrend of things becoming smarter, more connected and energy efficient. A key to…

The Austrian top research center Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) opened its new headquarters in Graz on May 3, 2023, in the presence of numerous…

More and more electronic based devices are used all over the world, increasing the importance of electromagnetic compatibility. However, this…

Christian Mentin started as one of the first researchers at SAL in Villach and now heads a research unit in the field of power electronics. In this…

Katrin Unger is a mate­rials scien­tist with a focus on intel­li­gent poly­mers and their appli­ca­tions, but also Austrian Cham­pion in the stra­tegy…

With Christof Wochesländer, Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) expands its management team with the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The top…

Top research center Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) takes the lead in an EU-funded research project to develop an advanced detection and ranging system for…

From February 1-3, 2023 the 22nd International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference took place in Tokyo, Japan. Rudolf Heer, Head of Research Unit…

Led by Infineon Austria, the European research project "Listen2Future" started with 27 partners from 7 countries to develop new and smallest…

Global leader in mobile communication technologies Ericsson has joined forces with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and eight other…

The top research center Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) in Graz has gained new partners for the further development of its onboard charger "Tiny Power…

Modern AI techniques based on Deep Learning methods have achieved outstanding results in several different fields, including computer vision. However,…

From idea to innovation with our lighthouses

More than Moore

More func­tion­ality and effi­ciency in smaller compo­nents

The re­search goals on More-than-Moore tech­nolo­gies at SAL are reduc­tion of complexity, minia­tur­iza­tion and increase in effi­ciency of compo­nents. 

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Conver­gence of commu­ni­ca­tions, radar, local­iza­tion and sensing

Currently, the neces­sary funda­mental re­search for a market launch of 6G starting in 2030 is begin­ning to form inter­na­tion­ally. At Silicon Austria Labs in Linz, re­search is being conducted on essen­tial "enabling tech­nolo­gies" for 6G. 

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Dependable EBS

For a future where EBS tech­nology fosters trust

SAL is re­searching various tech­nolo­gies that contribute to the depend­ability of EBS, from soft­ware devel­op­ment for the Internet of Things to the ques­tion of the explain­ability of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence.

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High Power Density Converter

Effi­cient power converters for climate change

SAL is working on power elec­tronic systems along the entire EBS value chain, from design to compo­nent char­ac­ter­i­za­tion to hard­ware.

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Mastery of light in any form

SAL special­izes in the multi­dis­ci­pli­nary re­search and devel­op­ment of optical, opto­elec­tronic and mechan­ical compo­nents. 

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Project highlights

Learn more about our innovative projects along the EBS value chain. 



Our unique SAL coop­er­a­tion model is char­ac­ter­ized by the rapid imple­men­ta­tion of inno­v­a­tive ideas.

SAL Cooperation Model
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Pioneers wanted

Innovation is our top priority - so are our researchers. Start your success story and unfold the future with SAL. 

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our partners

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