In context

»The only way to meet the expectations placed on modern microelectronics is through networking and cooperation«

Fraunhofer IIS / 19.04.2021

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Prof. Albert Heuberger, Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen.

The innovative potential of microelectronics is a driver for numerous industries. The Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD) was created in 2017 to strengthen the position of Europe’s semiconductor and electronics industry on the global playing field. We spoke to the chair of the FMD and spokesman of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics, Professor Albert Heuberger, about the FMD’s accomplishments so far and the expectations associated with modern microelectronics.

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AI series: European Sovereignty in AI

Fraunhofer IIS / 23.11.2020

Prof. Dr. Alexander Martin, Fraunhofer IIS director, responsible for the Positioning and Networks as well as the Supply Chain Services research areas

How can we leverage our expertise on a European level so as to ensure European sovereignty in AI? Statement from Prof. Dr. Alexander Martin, Fraunhofer IIS director, responsible for the Positioning and Networks as well as the Supply Chain Services research areas


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In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic webinars open up new opportunities

Audio and Media Technologies

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Speakers tell us about their experience with the webinar series at Fraunhofer IIS.

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How we took the NO out of inNOvation

Fraunhofer IIS / 11.9.2018

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However, good ideas on their own are not sufficient, they also need to be implemented. That is innovation. And thus the Fraunhofer Institutes IIS and IISB joined up with the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and for the first time jointly developed the #inNUEvation Conference based on the platform of the LZE e. V. International experts from research, business, and politics gathered there to examine the topic of innovation from different perspectives and to exchange ideas and views.

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A Tour of the Computer Technology Collection Erlangen

In context / 18.5.2018

Zuse Z23
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Zuse Z23

Storing and processing data has a long history. From the Middle Ages to this day, people have turned to computing aids to help them solve problems. The Computer Technology Collection Erlangen charts the development of data processing technology, from tally sticks and Zuse machines to the integrated circuit.

ISER director Guido Nockermann takes us through his treasures, offering a brief anecdote about each exhibit.

Innovation in the heart of Bavaria

In context / 18.5.2018

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Pierre Leich – Project manager at kulturidee GmbH.

The Nürnberg metropolitan region is known for its good beer and little sausages. But many are unaware that Middle Franconia is the most innovative region in Germany with a tradition spanning centuries. Pierre Leich, project manager at kulturidee GmbH, explains where the bright minds of innovative SMEs come from and what the region’s research can do.

FutureIOT research project connects town and country

In context / 13.3.2018

From start-ups and SMEs to big industry, more than 20 industry partners are involved in the joint research project. On February 20, 2018, Fraunhofer IIS hosted a kick-off event. Many of the project partners took the opportunity to speakk on camera about what they expect from the collaboration.

What scientists should do next

In context / 27.3.2018

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Die Wünsch Dir Was Filmbox an der Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften 2017.

Objects that can communicate, TV that feels like you’re at the movies, pocket X-ray machines... sounds like science fiction. But then who knows? At the Long Night of the Sciences 2017, visitors to Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen got to put their questions to scientists. Professor Albert Heuberger, director of Fraunhofer IIS, joined the scientists to answer the questions and explain what may soon be possible.

Science sets sail on the Thor Heyerdahl

In context / 9.11.2017

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Arbeiten Hand in Hand: Wie alle Mitglieder der Besatzung packt auch Nadine Lang kräftig mit an. Hier sieht man sie beim Einsatz an an Deck und in der Schiffsküche.

„In Riga, we wait at the luggage carousel – and wait and wait, until finally the gates shut and the belt stops. Twelve of us from Erlangen are missing our luggage.”

This is how Nadine Lange, who is part of the team Leistungszentrum Elektroniksysteme LZE, started out on her one-week sailing trip on the Thor Heyerdahl. In the summer of 2017, the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg invited some of its own researchers and other scientists to broaden their scientific horizon in this exceptional setting. Read how this journey without luggage unfolds and what else is going on aboard in her travelogue.


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