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  • 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

  • Industry 4.0: Wireless Communication, Positioning and RFID Combined to Create Intelligent Forklift

    Forklifts that choose efficient routes, pallets that reliably arrive at the right place and in the right condition, products and machines that communicate among themselves – that is the vision behind Industry 4.0. Scientists at the Nuremberg branch of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS have moved closer to achieving that vision: By combining several positioning technologies and new communication technologies, they have created an intelligent forklift. HANNOVER MESSE (April 7 to 11, 2014) will see the forklift used to showcase technologies for Industry 4.0 at Booth D30/1 in the Wireless Pavilion in Hall 8.

  • Fraunhofer Cingo adds Surround Sound to LG U+ Mobile Video Services

    The Fraunhofer Cingo mobile audio suite is now available to subscribers of the LG U+ ‘U-HDTV’ smartphone service. Subscribers can enjoy movies with immersive surround sound anywhere and anytime on their mobile devices with any pair of stereo headphones.

  • New channel partner agreement focuses on 40nm and 28nm processes

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Fraunhofer IIS to Collaborate on EUROPRACTICE, Europe’s MPW Wafer Shuttle Program

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS today announced the extension of their long-term collaboration, focusing on 40nm and 28nm processes. GLOBALFOUNDRIES will also join the European Multi Product Wafer (MPW) Program EUROPRACTICE.

  • Cooperation: Technology developers and hardware specialists create application-oriented sensor network solutions

    19.2.2014: AMBER wireless GmbH and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will launch their cooperation in the area of wireless fully intermeshed sensor networks at embedded world 2014. Users and providers of sensor network solutions will be able to obtain system designs, support, and effective communication modules from a single supplier. This opens up new ways to network home and building technology, to automate process in transport and logistics, and to reduce costs in the health industry.

  • GRAMMY Nomination for Opus One, Available Now for Download in AAC Surround Sound

    ERLANGEN, Germany (January 16, 2014) – Surround sound music can now be conveniently downloaded and enjoyed on billions of consumer devices, thanks to its availability in the high quality AAC 5.1 audio format. For the first time, the music label mediaHYPERIUM3 (mH3) distributes its Grammy nominated surround sound music album, Opus One, using the AAC audio codec that was co-developed by Fraunhofer IIS.

  • Fraunhofer IIS to Present the Future of Television Audio at CES

    Visitors can experience personalized sound broadcasts in a way never before possible with a new Fraunhofer TV audio system.

  • Cadence Expands Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice Software Library with Fraunhofer AAC Codecs

    San Jose, California, January 6, 2014 – Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, and Fraunhofer IIS, a leader in the innovation of audio codec technology, today announced that Cadence has licensed the full suite of MPEG AAC codecs from Fraunhofer IIS for the Tensilica HiFi DSP. Cadence plans to use the products to enhance the library of over 100 audio/voice software packages optimized for the HiFi DSP family.