Mission Statement

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A Partner for Success

With a staff of more than 1200, Fraunhofer IIS is the largest institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Given the size of our institute, it is vital for everyone involved to understand the basis of our work both with one another and with clients. "Vision" encapsulates the essence of how we see ourselves. "Mission" relates to our purpose and approach as well as to the responsibility we have not only to our staff and clients but to society at large.


The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is a world leader in applied research. Developing and providing microelectronic and IT system solutions and services, Fraunhofer IIS makes important contributions to Germany’s technological leadership. A wide range of technologies, methods and processes are employed to generate innovative solutions, ranging from components to complete systems, which keep our clients in industry
competitive and successful.


In conjunction with a network of international partners, Fraunhofer IIS conducts top-level research for the immediate benefit of industry and the greater good of society. The innovative and practical technology solutions we develop for our clients are instrumental in increasing the competitiveness not only of the Nuremberg metropolitan region, where we are based, but also of Germany and Europe as a whole.

We do the right things

As an institution devoted to applied research, we are at the forefront of technological innovation, striving to be a catalyst for tomorrow’s technologies and applications. We understand our industrial and public-sector clients’ needs and drive technology forward.

Drawing on our expertise and experience, we create sustainable, technologically ambitious solutions which help both our clients and our institute remain competitive in the national and international markets. The results of our research help in meeting the challenges that societies face today.

In order to facilitate practically oriented education for young people, we also contribute insights to the curricula of higher education institutions.

We do things right

In our research, we use state-of-the-art methods and knowledge and collaborate with selected partners to complement our research expertise.

Our central aim is to identify and provide the solution that best meets client requirements.

Our staff is the cornerstone of the institute’s success. It is their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit that is the basis for productive work within the framework of the Fraunhofer Model. We continually improve our processes and protect our knowledge through patents, ensuring dependable relationships with our clients and partners.