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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Leistungszentrum Elektroniksysteme (LZE)

The Leistungszentrum Elektroniksysteme (LZE) is a joint initiative of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Fraunhofer IIS, Fraunhofer IISB, and Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), in addition to other non-university research institutes and various industry partners.

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All news at a glance can be found in our press section.

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Highlights 2016 – Our Annual Report

Plant analysis, Ta revolution in tv sound, satellite communication of the future and smart data: the future of logistics. The highlights in our annual report 2016.

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Fraunhofer IIS

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
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Current Press Releases


Long-distance, energy-efficient and robust – sensor data transmission in the Industrial Internet of Things

At Hannover Messe, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is presenting MIOTY®, the wireless transmission technology for applications in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Thanks to a reliable, robust process, this system can transmit data from several hundred thousand sensors over long distances securely, efficiently and with low power consumption. It is ideally suited to applications such as remote monitoring of large industrial facilities, buildings or company grounds as well as to smart city solutions. MIOTY® is a hardware-independent software solution that was incorporated into the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) standardization for low-throughput networks. The Fraunhofer experts are demonstrating the licensable MIOTY® technology on the latest hardware components as a monitoring solution for industry.

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Volkswagen is testing Fraunhofer IIS’s innovative Pick-by-Local-Light order picking system in Dresden

Nürnberg/Dresden: In 2016, the Pick-by-Local-Light (PbLL) system was selected as one of 18 innovations for the Volkswagen Logistics Innovation Day in Wolfsburg. An initial test system has been in operation at Volkswagen’s “Gläserne Manufaktur” assembly and exhibition center in Dresden since March 2018. Its purpose is to evaluate PbLL’s basic functions and the value it adds: quick installation and easy rearrangement of shelving makes order picking flexible and efficient. Results of the first tests indicate that with the new system, orders can be processed twice as fast as before.

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Students from Craiova and Landshut Universities win 2018 NXP Cup in EMEA

Erlangen, Germany – The European, Middle East and African (EMEA) final of the NXP Cup took place on the campus of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany, with 40 participants representing 12 universities from 8 countries. The NXP Cup, sponsored by NXP Semiconductors, is a global competition where student teams build, program and race an intelligent model car around a track.

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INNOPIA Technologies Inc. Adds Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H TV Audio System To World’s First Universal ATSC 3.0 Set-Top Box

Any ATSC 1.0 TV in the Republic of Korea will be able to tune into ATSC 3.0 over-the-air broadcasts when connected to INNOPIA Technologies’ IMT-M6400, a set-top box (STB) that incorporates an ATSC 3.0 tuner, accesses broadcasters’ interactive Internet-delivered content, and features Fraunhofer IIS’s MPEG-H 3D Audio technology.

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Hannover / 04/23/2018 - 04/27/2018

Hannover Messe 2018

Technologies for Cognitive Sensors in the IIoT. Visit us in Hall 2 Booth C22.

San Francisco, USA / 06/24/2018 - 06/28/2018

DAC 2018



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Portland, Oregon / 09/24/2018 - 09/28/2018

ION GNSS+ 2018

Frankfurt am Main / 10/16/2018 - 10/18/2018

Intergeo 2018

Current Topics


Technologies for Cognitive Sensors in the IIoT

We present positioning and networking technologies for cognitive sensors and intelligent data analytics. Meet us in Hall 2 Booth C22


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


Three awards at the European Space Week

Alexander Rügamer, Group Manager Specialized GNSS Receivers at Fraunhofer IIS won the Overall Prize, Bavarian Challenge and PRS Special Price at the European Satellite Navigation Competition.
With »Sorus« Police, special forces, and other authorised Galileo PRS users could use a secure, trustable, and unspoofable positioning solution to equip their UAVs.



Human perception goes digital at the Campus of the Senses in Erlangen

Future multisensory digital systems will have the ability to understand and simulate human sensory perception.