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Sports tracking for hockey

At the NHL All-Star Game in San José our jogmo-tracking system convincingly demonstrates its perfomance in precision, robustness and real-time capacity - even in such a high complex team sport as hockey.

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Highlights 2017 – Our Annual Report

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Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018 Goes to Fraunhofer IIS Researchers

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for New Dimension of X-ray Analysis.

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Research for the Future

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is one of the world’s leading application-oriented research institutions for microelectronic and IT system solutions and services. By driving technology ideas and anticipating and inspiring the technologies and applications of tomorrow, we are playing a major role in maintaining Germany’s technological leadership.

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Current Press Releases


Using Energy Harvesting to power wireless sensors in production environment

Wireless sensors are an essential component in the Industrial Internet of Things IIoT. To record and transmit various kinds of physical pa-rameters and data, such sensors require permanent power. Fraunhofer IIS has developed a self-sufficient power supply specifically for IIoT sensors that uses existing vibrations, for example from machines, to generate electrical ener-gy. Thus, these sensors can be used for condition monitoring in production and require neither power cables nor constant battery changes.
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Fraunhofer IIS to present several CES debuts

LAS VEGAS, USA/ERLANGEN, Germany – At CES 2019, which takes place in Las Vegas from January 8 to 11, 2019, Fraunhofer IIS will present its latest developments in audio and media technologies, including a series of CES debuts: the first commercially available MPEG-H-enabled 3D soundbars, Sonamic Loudness for car stereos, the xHE-AAC audio codec natively supported in Android, and upHear Voice Quality Enhancement for improved speech recognition on smart devices. CES visitors can experience these technologies and more at the Fraunhofer booth 20236, located in South Hall 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).
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Use your microscope as a scanner – Fraunhofer iSTIX® software now available through VMscope GmbH

Berlin-based VMscope GmbH licenses and distributes iSTIX® developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. The software allows for any camera-equipped microscope to be used as a manual whole-slide scanner for the digitization of glass slides, materials, surfaces or other microscopic structures. It is compatible with any microscope and camera and integrates seamlessly into the current microscope-centered workflow.
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See, feel, train – virtual surgical simulator to premiere at MEDICA

Erlangen/Düsseldorf, Germany: Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will be presenting the prototype of a virtual surgery trainer at MEDICA 2018 from November 12 to 15. “” helps surgeons prepare for individual patient cases prior to surgery, and enables them to practice the surgery. Visitors can experience live at the trade fair.
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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) / 01/08/2019 - 01/11/2019

CES 2019

Visit us at booth 20236 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Messe Munich, Germany / 11/13/2018 - 11/16/2018

electronica 2018

We look forward to seeing you at the electronica from 13-16 November in Munich. We will be pleased to show you our latest developments.



Fraunhofer IIS Magazine
Research is full of interesting stories and the Fraunhofer IIS Magazine has been digging for details. Enjoy!



Fraunhofer Audio-Blog
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Makuhari Messe, Chiba-City (JP) / 11/14/2018 - 11/16/2018

Inter BEE 2018

Visit us at booth 1512 in Hall 1 – we are looking forward to seeing you!

Cologne, Germany; Congress Centrum Nord / 11/14/2018 - 11/17/2018

30th Tonmeistertagung

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Annual Report 2017

Our highlights from 2017


Fraunhofer Prize 2018

New Dimension of X-ray Analysis: The Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018 went to Michael Salamon, Nils Reims, and Dr. Michael Böhnel for the development of XXL computer tomography.



License Agreement with BTI for MIOTY™ as new technology for Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) communications

Research Fab Microelectronics

Fraunhofer IIS is participant of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany.