Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS

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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Fraunhofer IIS

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen
Phone +49 9131 776-0
Fax +49 9131 776-2019




Current Press Releases


European Consortium Demonstrates Ultra-High Throughput Transmission over Satellite

Erlangen/Holzkirchen/Berlin, Germany: A consortium consisting of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, WORK Microwave and AVANTI Communications recently completed highly successful over-the-air trials on Avanti HYLAS satellite capacity employing the latest DVB-S2X modulator and demodulator equipment. The demonstrations used wideband carriers exploiting full transponder bandwidth and outperforming the target throughput of more than one gigabit per second (1 Gbps) using a single communication carrier. The technology demonstration was part of a development funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) under the "ARTES Advanced Technology" program.

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Fraunhofer IIS Joins GLOBALFOUNDRIES FDXcelerator™ Program to Enable Dynamic Biasing IPs

Erlangen, Germany: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, a leading applied research and development center for ASIC, system-on-chip (SoC), and IP, today announced that it will offer dynamic biasing IPs for advanced SoC designs in GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 22FDX® technology. This new capability offers dynamic adaption of block level performance versus power consumption ratio to customize and optimize SoC and ASIC designs.

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Felix & Paul Studios to Integrate Fraunhofer upHear Spatial Audio Technology into Next-Generation VR Camera System

Erlangen, Germany/Montreal, Canada – Fraunhofer IIS, the worldrenowned experts in audio and media technologies, today announced that Felix & Paul Studios, the Emmy® Award-winning studio behind the world’s leading cinematic virtual reality experiences, will integrate Fraunhofer’s Spatial Audio Microphone Processing solution into its next generation proprietary 360-degree 3D camera system.

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Fraunhofer IIS Introduces the easyDCP Publisher at NAB 2017

Erlangen, Germany/Las Vegas, Nevada – Today, the Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS introduced a new member of its renowned software suite easyDCP: the easyDCP Publisher. Developed for content creators for the production of a Digital Cinema Package (DCP), the easyDCP Publisher is an allin- one software solution for generation and playback of DCPs with a project based license model.

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05/09/2017 - 05/12/2017


We are looking forward to seeing you at transportlogistic 2017 at Messe München in Munich, Germany!

05/09/2017 - 05/12/2017

Control 2017

We are looking forward to seeing you at Control 2017 in hall 6, booth 6302 in Stuttgart, Germany.


Blog: Thematic Worlds
Are you aware of the myriad ways our technologies touch your life? To find out, explore our four  thematic worlds, which we cover in a clear and concise multimedia blog. Enjoy!


Fraunhofer Audio-Blog
A look at the world of audio coding

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05/30/2017 - 06/01/2017

Sensor + Test 2017

We are looking forward to seeing you at Sensor + Test 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany.

09/25/2017 - 09/29/2017

ION GNSS+ 2017

We are looking forward to seeing you at ION GNSS+ 2017 at Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Current Topics

Fraunhofer IIS expands board of directors

Dr. Bernhard Grill, former deputy director to Prof. Albert Heuberger, joins the board of directors at Fraunhofer IIS on November 1. While Heuberger, director of Fraunhofer IIS since 2011, assumes the position as executive director, Grill will oversee the activities of the Audio & Multimedia division.


Intelligent Mattress for the Prevention of Pressure Sores

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS collaborated with five partners in the development of a mattress that prevents and treats decubitus.