Optimum playback of digitized music requires superior software solutions. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has developed intelligent algorithms known as Cingo® and Symphoria® that produce a natural and immersive 3D audio experience. So you get to feel like you’re at a live concert – even when you’re actually listening on a mobile device or in the car.
For the development and market launch of Cingo® and Symphoria®, Oliver Hellmuth, Jan Plogsties and Harald Popp are recipients of the 2015 Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize.
nstead of heavy rolls of film, digital film copies are sent to movie theaters these days. With the easyDCP software, these digital packages can be easily created in the required standard so that the digital film can run in any theater.
For their work on the topic “Digital cinema conquers the world – software for creating digital cinema packages enables digital cinema’s breakthrough” Dipl.-Inf. Heiko Sparenberg and Dr.-Ing. Siegfried Foessel received this year’s Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize.
Honoring the development of the magnetic field sensor 3D Hall sensor, Michael Hackner, Dr.-Ing. Hans-Peter Hohe and Dr.-Ing. Markus Stahl-Offergeld of Fraunhofer IIS received the Joseph von Fraunhofer Price 2013. This prize has been awarded by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft every year since 1978 in recognition of outstanding scientific work by members of its staff leading to the solution of applicationoriented problems. Over 200 researchers have meanwhile seen their work honored with this prize, which is now valued at 50,000 euros. The award ceremony took place in Hannover on 10th of June 2013.
On February 26, 2013, the Fraunhofer IIS was honored with the embedded world 2013 special award. The combination of two application-oriented technologies allowed the development of a unique, stateof-the-art innovation: a maintenance-free, self-powered wireless multi-hop sensor network.
One of the underlying technologies is the s-net® wireless protocol stack, which requires only a tiny amount of energy to initialize and operate a wireless multihop sensor network. The innovation however also relies on highly-efficient Fraunhofer IIS power management circuits for harvesting energy, thus eliminating batteries and thereby the need to charge and replace them.
Together, these two developments enable the implementation of large-scale, distributed and maintenance-free sensor networks, paving the way for costeffective Internet of Things applications.
On March 1st, 2011, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology announced the winners of the 50-million-euro technology competition on cloud computing. Fraunhofer IIS in Dresden is one of the winners as partner in the Cloud4E project. Twelve projects out of 116 proposals have been selected for advancement.
In March 2011 the Fraunhofer HDTV camera with integrated DVB-T transmitter for wireless transmission of video content has been awarded the embedded AWARD 2011.
The Fraunhofer research project Automated Morphological Analysis of Bone Marrow Specimens for Leukemia Diagnostics received an award from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the 2010 Innovation Competition in Medical Engineering. Project aim is to develop an automated microscope that allows standardized classification of bone marrow smears.
The Fraunhofer “Personal Health” Innovation Cluster serves as primary liaison between partners from the areas medical technology, clinic, research, and services. The partners cooperate with broad interdisciplinary interest to develop applications and services for personal health assistant systems. As key cluster project, the Medical Technology Test and Demonstration Center METEAN received the Chosen Landmark in the Land of Ideas award.
On May 9, 2008, Dr. Randolf Hanke (2.f.l.), director of the Fraunhofer Development Center for X-Ray Technology EZRT in Fürth was honored with the 10-thousand-euro Max Grundig Memorial Award in the Field of Research of New Materials and Processes by the Max Grundig Foundation.
The prize is awarded to the BEYOND project, a cooperation of Infineon Austria, Graz University of Technology and Fraunhofer IIS in January 2007. BEYOND’s goal is to develop a highly innovative technology platform for new serial data bus systems.
In San Diego, CA, USA, the Consumer Electronics Association inducts Professor Karlheinz Brandenburg, Professor Dieter Seitzer, and Professor Heinz Gerhäuser (f.l.) on October 16, 2007, into their Hall of Fame. The three scientists are honored on behalf of the large team of Fraunhofer researchers and engineers that had been developing the world famous mp3 audio coding format since the early eighties.
In recognition of their joint achievement “development of a digital, wireless conference system for mobile applications under difficult ambient conditions”, Jürgen Hupp (r.), Fraunhofer IIS, and Berthold Herner, CeoTronics GmbH, receive the Georg Waeber Innovation Award 2006 on October 12.
Fraunhofer IIS has been honored at this years Embedded World with the Embedded Award 2004 for its trade show guide based on indoor navigation.
This award pays tribute to especially future-oriented products and developments in the category software.
Honoring “AudioID – Content-based identification of audio material”, developed at Fraunhofer IIS and Fraunhofer IDMT, Eric Allamanche, Dr. Jürgen Herre, and Markus Cremer (f.l.) receive the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2004 from Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft on October 20.
Stefan Mödl (m.) and Dr. Norbert Weber (l.) receive the Georg Waeber Innovation Award 2003 from Förderkreis Mikroelektronik for their outstanding performance in the area of microelectronics, and especially the development of “velocity sensors based on the microwave Doppler-effect”, on July 14, 2004.
On October 24, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft awards the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2001 to Dr. Randolf Hanke (l.), Dr. Ulf Haßler (r.), and Thomas Wenzel (m.), honoring “ISAR – the Intelligent System for Automatic Radioscopy".
On December 3, Rainer Perthold, IZT GmbH (m.) and Gerald Ulbricht receive the Georg Waeber Innovation Award 2001 from Förderkreis Mikroelektronik for their outstanding performance in the area of microelectronics, and especially the development of “compact transmitters for digital broadcasting".
The German Future Award 2000 for the audio coding method MP3 honors (f. l.): Harald Popp, Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg and Dr. Bernhard Grill. The prize was awarded by the German Federal President Johannes Rau (2nd f. r.) on October 19, 2000.
On October 6, Martin Dietz (r.) and Otto Witte, Micronas / Intermetall (l.) receive the Georg Waeber Innovation Award 1999 from Förderkreis Mikroelektronik for their outstanding performance in the area of microelectronics, especially for programming the world's first “MP3 single-chip decoder".
On the occasion of their 50th anniversary, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. honors Ernst Eberlein (r.), Robert Friedrich (l.), and Stefan Meltzer (m.) on behalf of a team of 40 scientists for their contribution to “Worldspace – digital satellite broadcasting". The Fraunhofer 50th Anniversary Award was awarded on October 27 for one of the most outstanding accomplishments of the decade.
For their outstanding performance in the area of microelectronics, especially for their development of “new system and terminal technology for TV audience and panel research”, Dr. Roland Plankenbühler (r.) and Michael Darkow, GfK Nürnberg, (m.) receive the Georg Waeber Innovation Award 1997 from Förderkreis Mikroelektronik on June 16, 1998.
On October 24, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft awards the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 1996 to Christian Backert (l.) and Hans Bloß (r.), honoring the development of a “digital high-speed video system".
On October 26, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft awards the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 1995 to Stefan Rudischhauser (l.), Thomas Reichel (m.), and Thomas Desel (r.), honoring the “development of a multi-channel sensor for medicinal applications".
On October 27, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft awards the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 1994 to Dr. Friedrich G. Böbel (l.), Dr. Norbert Bauer (m.), and Heino Möller (r.), honoring their work on “pyrometric interferometry – a new measuring system for in-situ control of coating processes".
On October 22, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft awards the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 1992 to Ernst Eberlein (l.), Jürgen Herre (r.), and Bernhard Grill (m.) honoring their work on “data rate reduction for the transmission and storage of digitally coded audio signals".
Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 1991 On October 24, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft awards the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 1991 to Hans Hauer (l.), Armin Deierling (r.), and Franz Cepl (m.), honoring their development of a “monolithic integrated single sideband transmission and receiver module for the realization of a decentralized speech and signal transmission system".