The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, headquartered in Erlangen, created a research group at the university devoted to knowledge-based image processing.
Since then, there have been technical and personal connections in that field between the FORWISS Institute at the University of Passau and the Fraunhofer IIS Development Center for X‑ray Technology in Fürth.
The group’s goal is to extract relevant digital information from a wide variety of nondestructive measurement sensor sources – information that permits control or regulation such as is required in process monitoring. This results in increasingly large and highly complex data volumes that can often no longer be processed using traditional digital image processing. The group intends to focus on research and development into image processing strategies and operators with new, intelligent approaches that draw on machine and deep learning.
The Leistungszentrum Elektroniksysteme LZE (High Performance Center for Electronic Systems) is a joint initiative of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Fraunhofer IIS and IISB and Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, in addition to other non-university research institutes and various industry partners. The center is bundling its activities in two key fields of technology: high-performance electronics and low-power electronics.
Employees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS have been conducting joint research & development activities and seminars at the new Waischenfeld Research Campus in the Franconian Switzerland region of Germany since 2015. Several prominent guests attended the official dedication ceremony held on May 11, including Ilse Aigner, Bavarian Minister for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, Stefan Müller, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research and Prof. Dr. Alfred Gossner, member of the executive Board at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
Involving consumers in the product development process with the opening of "JOSEPHS® – Die Service-Manufaktur" in Karl-Grillenberger Str. 3, the city of Nürnberg boasts a new store where visitors participate in the design of new products or services. Through involvement in the development, implementation and marketing of innovative product and service concepts, consumers can help put the finishing touches on the occasional business idea. In three-month cycles, JOSEPHS® will introduce various products and services grouped under different themes which visitors can test and evaluate. The concept will be launched under the theme "Creativity from Hand to Foot".
On July 11, 2013, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS dedicated the opening of the new Fraunhofer Development Center for X-Ray Technology in Fürth-Atzenhof, a facility designed especially for developing and optimizing technologies and processes used in the non-destructive testing of materials. Attending the ceremony was Dr. Wolfgang Heubisch, Bavarian State Minister for Science, Research and Culture.
On June 19, 2013, Fraunhofer IIS and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg opened the Center of Age-Sensitive Services ZAD in Nuremberg as a new hub for companies and individuals with a joint interest in the topics age(ing) and demographic opportunity.
ZAD will provide companies with custom-tailored product concepts and service solutions as well as practices for corporative age management, while individuals will find comprehensive information, advisory and consultancy services relating to topics such as aging and memory.
The ZAD research and service center is located close to the Nuremberg city center and provides barrier-free web access at www.zad.nuernberg.de
On May 21, 2013, Fraunhofer IIS together with the Deggendorf Institute of Technology and the Wolfgang Pfeiffer Foundation of the industrial partner Intercontect21 opened an application center for contact-free, non-destructive measuring technology based on X-ray computed tomography. The application center was funded in part by the Freistaat Bayern.
On April 26, 2013, Fraunhofer IIS opened the gates of the new Test and Demonstration Center L.I.N.K. bundling the flagship technologies positioning, identification, navigation and embedded communication at its location in Nuremberg. Here scientists have 1,400 square meters of hall and laboratory space plus 10,000 square meters of open-air test ground at their disposal to test and integrate their latest positioning and communications technologies like GPS and Galileo satellite navigation, radio-based positioning, RFID and smart object technologies, as well as WLAN and wireless sensor networks – depending on the application, as stand-alone solutions or in combination with current technologies –offering future-oriented technologies across many industries.
The symbolic cornerstone for the Fraunhofer Research Campus Waischenfeld was laid down in a ceremony on July 26, 2012, with Bavarian Minister for Economic Affairs Martin Zeil. Construction has progressed rapidly and is scheduled for completion for 2013.
On October 1, 2011 Prof. Albert Heuberger was named executive director of Fraunhofer IIS and took over the Chair of Information Technologies with Focus on Communication Electronics (LIKE) from Prof. Heinz Gerhäuser. Prof. Gerhäuser retires after 13 dedicated years in office.
On September 19, 2011 President of District Government Upper Franconia Wilhelm Wenning turned the first shovel of earth at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Fraunhofer Research Campus Waischenfeld. In 2013 unpacking will begin for the first group of research staff.
Construction for the new Fraunhofer IIS building in Fürth-Atzenhof begins in the summer 2011. It is located directly adjacent to the linear accelerator test center, which was inaugurated in the fall 2010. On June 30, 2011 guest of honor Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs presided over the laying of the foundation stone ceremony. Construction is scheduled to be completed by 2013.
Construction of the Test and Demonstration Center L.I.N.K. marks a new milestone for the Fraunhofer IIS activities at the Nuremberg Nordostpark.
University professors join team of top scientists to drive research and development of digital processing for audio and multimedia signals.
In April Prof. Dr. Albert Heuberger (r.) is appointed a member of the collegial board of directors at Fraunhofer IIS and is appointed university professor at Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Construction at the Fraunhofer linear accelerator test center in Fürth-Atzenhof has been completed after about one year. With 400 square meters of floor space and a ceiling height of 14 meters the test facility is one-of-a-kind in Europe. It will be the home to novel methods for non-destructive computer tomography for large-scale components such as aircraft parts, vehicles, and containers.
On June 15 construction work begins for future Fraunhofer projects in Fürth-Atzenhof, which is located in the industrial center Nuremberg Metropolitan Region. Four Fraunhofer IIS facilities will conduct research at this location. The ground-breaking ceremony kicked off construction of a linear accelerator center for non-destructive testing of large components such as aircraft carrier surfaces, rotor blades, entire vehicles or even containers.
Fraunhofer's own institute building in Erlangen-Tennenlohe is completed and move-in has begun.
Dr. Günter Elst is appointed honorary professor at Technical University Dresden. He is being congratulated by Elvira Gerhäuser, director of press and public relations.