Mid 1988 the "Grazer Zweig" of the Austrian project UNICHIP was founded. Since that time a group of three people has been working in the field of VLSI Design. With the installed tools a complete design of an integrated circuit, including the production tape, can be done. The main point of effort are mixed analog/digital circuits. The institute is participant in the European project EUROPRACTICE and the national TMOE (Technologieverbund Mikroelektronik Österreich). Both activities within this very important field of technical science are intended to increase the transfer of technology to small industries.