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  • International Experts Meet at Renowned Audio Conference in Erlangen

    Erlangen, Germany, August 28, 2014: The International Audio Laboratories Erlangen, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg invite audio enthusiasts from around the globe to attend the renowned “Digital Audio Effects” (DAFx) conference, a first-class forum for experts in digital audio processing. The conference will be held in Erlangen, Germany from September 1–5, 2014 and will provide comprehensive insights into theory and practice in the field.

  • A visionary world premier: Fraunhofer IIS presents world's first emotion detection app on Google Glass

    Erlangen, Germany, August 27, 2014: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has adapted its SHORE™ real-time face detection and analysis software to work with Google Glass, the first app of its kind. With the aid of Glass’ integrated camera, the app detects people’s faces and determines their emotions by analyzing their facial expressions. The so-called Glassware (Google Glass app) simultaneously gauges the person's age or detects their gender among other things, but it cannot determine their identity. All calculations are performed in real-time by the CPU integrated in the eyewear. The image data never leaves the device.

  • Fraunhofer IIS develops integrated, low-cost color sensor for controlling LED lighting

    Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany have developed a color sensor with an integrated on-chip filter for controlling color and brightness fluctuations that can occur with LEDs. Nano-structured metal layers for spectral filtering, combined with an underlying layer of photodiodes, can be utilized in a feedback loop to control colors, thus ena-bling defined color perception. The low-cost CMOS (complementary metal ox-ide semiconductor) process used to manufacture the color and multispectral sensors promises broad utility. Researchers will be presenting a prototype at the SENSOR + TEST trade fair in Nürnberg from June 3 to 5, 2014 (hall 12, exhib-it booth 12-537).

  • Deepening and extending strategic cooperation between Bilkent University and Fraunhofer IIS

    Professors from Bilkent University and scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS are co-hosting a symposium on a wide range of current research topics in the fields of communications technology, image processing and medical engineering. The aim of the Bilkent-Fraunhofer IIS symposium is to further develop the collaborative relationship that has already existed for several years and to work together in common fields of research through bilateral or EU projects.

  • German research institute Fraunhofer IIS/EAS presents pioneering developments at DAC 2014 in San Francisco

    Interposer prototype for processor and JEDEC wide I/O memory (comparison in size)

    Visitors to this year’s Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco from June 1st to 5th will be able to learn about the most recent research results from the German Fraunhofer Institute IIS/EAS. At this leading conference, it will present the software COSIDE®, which opens up for developers advanced capabilities in the simulation and modeling of highly complex technical products. Another area of focus will be new methods for the design of interposers for 3D-integrated circuits.

  • Fraunhofer IIS launches “GOOSE” with the aim of developing a GNSS receiver with an open software interface

    Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is participating in the “GOOSE” project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The aim is to develop the first GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver with an open software interface. The project is headed up by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) with the involvement of navigation technology specialist navXperience GmbH, German manufacturer of GNSS technology, and the University of the German Federal Armed Forces in Munich (UniBW).

  • The Students from Slovak University of Technology Bratislava win EMEA Freescale Cup Challenge 2014

    Erlangen, Germany, April 30, 2014 – European Final Cup Challenge competition took place on the campus of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen (Germany). The student team FEI-minetors from Bratisvlava won the final round of the EMEA Freescale Cup Challenge 2014, hosted by the Fraunho-fer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen.

  • HE-AAC Test Suite Launched at NAB by Digital TV Labs and Fraunhofer IIS

    Las Vegas, USA, April, 2014 – Digital TV Labs and Fraunhofer IIS have joined forces to develop the world’s first MPEG-4 HE-AAC audio test suite for DVB receivers now available to broadcast device manufacturers.

  • Fraunhofer Demonstrates Consumer-Friendly 3D Soundbar Concept

    Fraunhofer IIS Features New Interactive Content on its 3D TV Audio System

    Las Vegas, USA, April 4, 2014 – At the 2014 NAB Show Fraunhofer IIS is demonstrating its new TV audio system’s interactivity by presenting excerpts from field tests at live broadcast events. Fraunhofer’s Interactive 3D Audio System for TV allows viewers to personalize sound broadcasts to suit their personal preference. With a click of the remote, viewers can boost otherwise hard-to-understand dialogue or create a “home team” mix of sports broadcasts.

  • Flexible battery management system and BlueTEG: Self-powered energy harvesting sensor wristband

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