IC Design and Design Automation

Our IC designers and design automation specialists develop solutions to meet the increasingly demanding requirements of industry, without being tied to any specific technology or manufacturer. The expertise built up by Fraunhofer IIS has made us one of Europe’s leading IC design houses. The focus of our activities lies on digital and mixed-signal design flows as well as on design solutions for increasingly complex electronic and mechatronic systems.

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Press and Media

You can find all the latest press releases relating to the IC Design and Design Automation research field in the Press and Media section of Fraunhofer IIS website.

Spin-off from Fraunhofer IIS/EAS Offers Software for the Development of Ultra-modern Electronics

COSEDA Technologies GmbH in Dresden began its business activities in July 2015. The team consisting of former employees of the Fraunhofer research institute IIS/EAS now offers software that companies around the world can use to develop particularly complex electronic products more reliably, more quickly and more cost-effectively. The company can rely on the know-how accumulated during more than 15 years of cooperation by Fraunhofer IIS/EAS with the semiconductor industry

Fraunhofer IIS Joins GLOBALFOUNDRIES FDXcelerator™ Program

Fraunhofer IIS 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.


Satellite-based exploration of the Earth’s magnetosphere

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, the Space Research Institute (Institut für Weltraumforschung, IWF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, ÖAW) and the Full Service Foundry division of ams AG, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs enable highly accurate measurements of the Earth’s magnetosphere from space. For the first time a new kind of integrated circuit is used.

First-Time-Right Design with Much Shorter Development Cycles

The »Intelligent IP Mixed Signal Design Flow« methodology developed by the Design Automation group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS offers an unparalleled degree of automation, especially for the otherwise time-consuming, error-prone analog portion of the design.

Fraunhofer IIS and RoodMicrotec Team up for Complete ASIC Solutions

RoodMicrotec and Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS have agreed to expand their existing cooperation. The aim is to offer their customers complete solutions throughout the whole supply chain, from ASIC design to volume production.
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Melanie Ruge

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Fraunhofer IIS, Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS
Zeunerstraße 38
01069 Dresden, Germany

Phone +49 351 4640-707