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


Mobile World Congress 2017: Fraunhofer IIS Shows EVS Communication Codec Used for Hi-Fi Mobile Telephony Worldwide

ERLANGEN, Germany/BARCELONA, Spain – At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, taking place from February 27 to March 2, 2017, Fraunhofer IIS will demonstrate Enhanced Voice Services (EVS), the 3GPP communication codec designed specifically for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services. Today, EVS is supported by selected phone models, for example, from Samsung, LG or Sony and in use worldwide by leading carriers: NTT DoCoMo Japan, T-Mobile USA and Vodafone Germany have already enabled EVS-based calls in their LTE networks. In addition, multiple carriers in Asia have also integrated EVS into their networks.

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Global launch of HolodeckVR: Star Trek’s Holodeck Fantasy Becomes Reality at ISPO MUNICH 2017

Erlangen/Munich: At ISPO MUNICH 2017 the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS officially launches HolodeckVR. HolodeckVR uses different tracking technologies allowing multiple users to slip away into adventure and move freely around up to 40,000 m2 of virtual worlds. Fraunhofer IIS teams up with partners like Messe München and fashion company Bogner to bring its HolodeckVR technology to market.

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LG Licenses MPEG-H Software from Fraunhofer IIS for 2017 TV Models

ERLANGEN, Germany/LAS VEGAS, Nevada – In early 2017, LG will deliver new television models with the MPEG-H TV Audio System, the next-generation audio technology mainly developed by the world-renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. In advance of the launch of the new terrestrial UHD TV service in South Korea, Fraunhofer IIS will preview the system at CES 2017.

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Fraunhofer IIS Brings Immersive Sound to Consumers’ Homes through MPEG-H Enabled 3D Soundbar

ERLANGEN, Germany/LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Fraunhofer IIS, main inventor of the mp3 and AAC audio codecs, uses Texas Instruments (TI’s) 66AK2G02 DSP + ARM System on Chip (SoC) to transform the consumers’ audio experience. In early 2017, Fraunhofer IIS will introduce an MPEG-H enabled immersive soundbar and audio video receiver (AVR) reference design allowing convenient delivery of 3D sound into consumers’ homes, bringing audio quality to new levels.

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02/27/2017 - 03/02/2017

Mobile World Congress 2017

Visit us at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Fira Gran Via. We look forward to seeing you!

03/06/2017 - 03/09/2017

Satellite 2017

Visit us at booth 639 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. We look forward to seeing you!


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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03/014/2017 - 03/16/2017

embedded world 2017

We are looking forward to seeing you at embedded world 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany.

03/14/2017 - 03/16/2017

Munich Satellite Navigation Summit

Visit us in the Residenz München, Residenzstraße 1, 80333 Munich. We look forward to seeing you!

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.