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Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen (IIS)

Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen
Germany
Tel.
+499131776-0
Fax
+499131776-2099

www.iis.fraunhofer.de/

Short description

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS performs contract research and development for industry and public authorities. Headed by the collegial board of directors, Professor Dr.-Ing. Heinz Gerhäuser (Executive Director) and Professor Dr.-Ing. Günter Elst, Fraunhofer IIS researchers develop microelectronic systems and devices along with the required integrated circuits and software. Established in 1985, the Erlangen-based Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in its current configuration – with locations in Nürnberg, Fürth and Dresden – ranks first among the Fraunhofer Institutes concerning headcount and revenues. Fraunhofer IIS is recognized for its research programs into microelectronics, information technology, telecommunications, audio and multimedia technology, digital radio, digital cinema, RF technology, satellite navigation, medical engineering, logistics, and mechanical and industrial automation. The researchers develop wireless communication systems, particularly digital broadcasting systems, as prototypes ready to go into commercial production. Technological ground and pillar are the audio and video coding schemes and their adoption as international standards. MP3 – the audio coding technique developed by Fraunhofer IIS – has received worldwide acclaim. Another pioneering research program is digital cinema camera technology. Image acquisition and pattern recognition technology are key elements of automated quality assurance, production automation and medical engineering – Fraunhofer IIS develops the required intelligent image sensors, high speed cameras systems and technology for ultra fine focus X-ray computer tomography.

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    Tracking down polluters

    Proving criminal machinations can be difficult – for instance when those involved covertly discharge hazardous wastewater into sewers. A new sensor system developed by Fraunhofer researchers and their partners could soon help safety agencies establish wrongdoing: placed in a sewage canal, i ... more

    Novel color sensors are less expensive to manufacture

    In the FOWINA project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg have developed novel color sensors with a special microlens arrangement. The sensors can be realized directly on the chip and combine mu ... more

    Live images from inside materials

    In medicine, X-rays provide high-resolution images of our insides to help doctors make a definitive diagnosis. Industry uses X-rays, too - as a reliable, non-destructive way of seeing what's hidden on inside materials and components and to check for cracks or irregularities. However industr ... more

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