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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"FUTURAS IN RES" conference: What’s the IQ of AI?

November 21 and 22, 2019 in Berlin

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Highlights 2018 – Our Annual Report

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Fraunhofer IIS – Boosting your Success through Research and Development

COVID-19: We are here for you!


Dear customers, dear business partners, dear friends of our institute,

The corona pandemic poses changes and enormous challenges for all of us. The health of all of us has the highest priority. In order to minimize contacts, we have decided to close our buildings to the general public for the time being. Appointments are only possible upon individual arrangement and after providing a self-declaration. All public events are cancelled until further notice.

The majority of our employees continue working on their projects out of their homes. The colleagues who keep operations running on site keep the mailroom and accounting department open for your convenience.

Our employees working from home are available for you, our customers and partners, by e-mail or phone. It is important to us that you know: We are here for you and we are already preparing tomorrow's projects with you!

If you cannot reach your contact person directly, please call our switchboard operator at +49 09131/776-0, for quick and efficient help.

Since we unfortunately won't be able to meet you at trade fairs and events in the near future, we converted some of our on-site plans into virtual events for your convenience. Sign up for our webinars here.

This situation is placing extraordinary demands on each individual person, on society as a whole and on the economy, but we remain confident that together we will get through these challenging times. Please check our website and social media channels for further updates as the situation develops.


Stay healthy!


Prof. Dr. Albert Heuberger              Dr. Bernhard Grill                  Prof. Dr. Alexander Martin

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Our application-oriented research institute is a global leader in microelectronic and information technology system solutions and services. We are currently the largest institute within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

We work with our customers and partners from the business and public sectors to develop, implement, and optimize processes, products, and systems through to use and market launch. Our internationally networked, cutting-edge research contributes to economic success and social well-being. What can we do for you?


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Our Strategic Research Is Guided by »Cognitive Sensor Technologies« and »Audio and Media Technologies«


»Cognitive sensor technologies« and »audio and media technologies« are our institute’s two strategic guiding topics. Here we pool our experience and expertise from all seven research areas and develop solutions to fulfil present and future needs. We drive research and development forward through continuous innovation – for example by integrating artificial intelligence (AI) – to directly benefit the economy and society.

Learn more about the guiding topics of Fraunhofer IIS.

Focus Projects

Within the framework of several large focus projects, we develop solutions for the challenges of the present and the future. In some cases, we work together with partners from industry and research.


Campus of the Senses – Digitalized Perception

The »Campus of the Senses« digitally recreates human senses.


ADA Lovelace Center – AI in Practice

A new center of expertise for analytics, data, and applications that brings science and industry together.


5G – Mobile Communications and Beyond

5G technologies for mobile broadband communication, Industry 4.0, connected mobility, and satellite communication.


MIOTY – Wireless IoT Technology

Standardized communication solutions for applications within the Industrial Internet of Things.


Digital Added Value – Industry 4.0 in Practice

Solutions for efficient production and logistics processes that link people with technology.


CIT - Cognitive Internet Technologies

Paving the way for the reliable Industrial Internet of the future.


MPEG-H TV Audio System

Interactive, immersive 3D sound for TV and VR.


Stay informed

Our newsletter is the best way to stay in touch with the latest Fraunhofer IIS developments, projects, and solutions. Pick the ones matching your interests from this newsletter overview.

Latest Information from Fraunhofer IIS

Audio and Media Technologies / Engineering of Adaptive Systems / Fraunhofer IIS / 25.6.2020

Webinars open up new opportunities

Speakers tell us about their experience with the webinar series in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

Positioning and Networks / 16.6.2020

Fraunhofer assists with the development of the Coronavirus Warning App

Cognitive Sensor Technologies / 12.6.2020

From the analytical engine to AI – Ada's story

Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT / 4.6.2020

Industrial nano computed tomography now commercially available

Positioning and Networks / 15.5.2020

mioty® technology gains importance for LPWAN applications

Smart Sensing and Electronics / 20.4.2020

PathoScan project: Automated digitalization in routine pathology

Smart Sensing and Electronics / 20.4.2020

KI-PREDICT: Electronics for distributed AI in sensor-based process and status monitoring

Audio and Media Technologies / 2.3.2020

Fraunhofer IIS brings comprehensive MPEG audio codec suite to NXP Semiconductors


Fraunhofer IIS

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
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91058 Erlangen
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