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Fraunhofer IIS

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is one of the world’s leading application-oriented research institutions for microelectronic and IT system solutions and services. It ranks first among all Fraunhofer Institutes in size. With the creation of mp3 and the co-development of AAC, Fraunhofer IIS has reached worldwide recognition.

In close cooperation with partners and clients the Institute provides research and development services in the following areas:

  • Audio and Media Technologies
  • Communication Systems
  • Development Center X-ray Technology
  • Engineering of Adaptive Systems
  • Positioning and Networks
  • Smart Sensing and Electronics
  • Supply Chain Services

More than 900 employees conduct contract research for industry, the service sector and public authorities. Founded in 1985 in Erlangen, Fraunhofer IIS has now 13 locations in 10 cities: in Erlangen (headquarters), Nuremberg, Fürth, Dresden, further in Bamberg, Waischenfeld, Coburg, Würzburg, Ilmenau and Deggendorf. The budget of 150 million euros is mainly financed by projects. 24 percent of the budget is subsidized by federal and state funds.