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15.9.2016

Freebox SAS Enters Patent License Agreement for Fraunhofer IIS Advanced Audio Coding Patent Portfolio

ERLANGEN, Germany (September 15, 2016) – European set-top-box manufacturer, Freebox SAS enters into a worldwide patent license agreement with the renowned developer of audio and multimedia technologies, Fraunhofer IIS for Fraunhofer’s Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) patent portfolio. The license agreement addresses past and future use of Fraunhofer’s AAC patent portfolio in Freebox's products, such as set-top boxes.

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12.9.2016

Cadence Offers Industry’s First Licensable MPEG-H Audio Decoder for Tensilica HiFi DSPs

Erlangen, 12 Sep 2016: Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), today announced immediate availability of the next-generation MPEG-H Audio decoder based on Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi DSPs. MPEG-H Audio is a future broadcast standard and is expected to be one of the key audio technologies adopted worldwide for new TVs. Through close collaboration with Fraunhofer, one of the developers of the open ISO MPEG-H Audio standard, Cadence is first to market with an implementation for a licensable DSP.

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6.9.2016

Media Excel Integrates MPEG-H Audio Encoding from Fraunhofer in New UHD Broadcast Encoder

ERLANGEN, Germany – In advance of the launch of the world's first terrestrial 4K TV broadcast service in South Korea, Media Excel, a leading supplier of software solutions, is taking the first step in dramatically improving the audio experience of television broadcast by integrating MPEG-H Audio software from the world-renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. Media Excel's latest UHD HEVC encoder will be among the first encoders to support MPEG-H Audio real-time encoding of immersive and interactive sound.

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2.9.2016

Fraunhofer and TCL Communication Announce Partnership for Immersive Audio in Alcatel’s VISION

ERLANGEN, Germany, Berlin (September 2, 2016) – At IFA 2016, attendees can experience immersive audio for virtual reality on the new all-in-one VR device, Alcatel’s VISION, thanks to the newly formed partnership with Fraunhofer IIS and TCL Communication to deliver cutting edge audio for virtual reality.

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  • ERLANGEN, Germany (September 15, 2016) – European set-top-box manufacturer, Freebox SAS enters into a worldwide patent license agreement with the renowned developer of audio and multimedia technologies, Fraunhofer IIS for Fraunhofer’s Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) patent portfolio. The license agreement addresses past and future use of Fraunhofer’s AAC patent portfolio in Freebox's products, such as set-top boxes.

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  • Tensilica HiFi DSPs Ready for New MPEG-H Audio Standard / 2016

    Cadence Offers Industry’s First Licensable MPEG-H Audio Decoder for Tensilica HiFi DSPs

    / 12.9.2016

    Erlangen, 12 Sep 2016: Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), today announced immediate availability of the next-generation MPEG-H Audio decoder based on Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi DSPs. MPEG-H Audio is a future broadcast standard and is expected to be one of the key audio technologies adopted worldwide for new TVs. Through close collaboration with Fraunhofer, one of the developers of the open ISO MPEG-H Audio standard, Cadence is first to market with an implementation for a licensable DSP.

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  • ERLANGEN, Germany – In advance of the launch of the world's first terrestrial 4K TV broadcast service in South Korea, Media Excel, a leading supplier of software solutions, is taking the first step in dramatically improving the audio experience of television broadcast by integrating MPEG-H Audio software from the world-renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. Media Excel's latest UHD HEVC encoder will be among the first encoders to support MPEG-H Audio real-time encoding of immersive and interactive sound.

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    The system provides two- and three-dimensional X-ray images with only one touch of a button – without any previous knowledge on the part of the user.

    Erlangen/Munich, June 6, 2016 – WCNDT, booth no. FE 23: world premiere at the World Congress for Non-Destructive Testing in Munich: in cooperation with the American enterprise VJ Technologies the Development Center for X-ray Technology EZRT of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS presents the cost-effective One-Click-CT System “ValuCT” The system provides two- and three-dimensional X-ray images with only one touch of a button – without any previous knowledge on the part of the user, dramatically reducing training and operating costs. The product is debuting at the WCNDT Conference in the VJ Technologies booth no. FE 23 First Floor Foyer from June 13 to 17.

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    Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Preis 2016: Alexander Zink, Martin Speitel, Max Neuendorf vom Fraunhofer IIS (vlnr) Digitalradio in Deutschland, Europa und der Welt

    Digital radio makes spherics and crackling interference in radio broadcast a thing of the past. New technologies from Fraunhofer IIS make it possible for digital radio to replace analogue short and medium wave broadcasting around the world. Even local FM transmissions are being converted to digital. As a result, Digital radio listeners benefit from clear reception, a wider range of programming, and additional information via data services without having to pay for a costly Internet connection.

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    The SCube® microscopy platform is a modular solution for digital pathology.

    Erlangen/Munich, April 28, 2016 – Analytica, Hall A1, Booth 526: The SCube® is a fully automatic microscopic scanning system developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. Highlights of the system include its suitability for a wide range of analyses, support for both transmitted-light and fluorescence microscopy, attractive pricing and compact size. Because it features a modular design, it can be custom configured to meet individual user needs. Researchers are presenting the scanner at the Analytica trade fair from May 10-13, 2016 in Munich.

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  • ERLANGEN, Germany/LAS VEGAS, Nevada (April 13, 2016) – Korean encoder manufacturer, DS Broadcast is taking industry-leading steps in broadcast audio encoding with the integration of MPEG-H Audio software from the world- renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. The BGE9000 4K Ultra HD Encoder will be among the first professional broadcast encoders to support MPEG-H Audio software in the Korean market.

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  • ERLANGEN, Germany/LAS VEGAS, Nevada (April 13, 2016) – In an effort to develop advanced broadcast encoding solutions, Kai Media takes cutting-edge steps in Korean broadcast market with the integration of MPEG-H Audio software from the world-renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. The latest broadcast encoder developed by Kai Media, the KME-U4K, will support MPEG-H Audio encoding of immersive and interactive sound.

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  • ERLANGEN, Germany (March 24, 2016) – Fraunhofer IIS and Hulu enter an agreement for the use of Fraunhofer Cingo, the leading immersive audio headphone rendering solution for virtual reality and mobile devices. Users of Hulu’s VR app will benefit from movies and TV shows streamed using the HE-AAC surround sound audio codec and rendered for headphones through Fraunhofer Cingo.

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