In the South of Dresden, a new institute building will be constructed for Fraunhofer IIS/EAS by 2020. This will offer significantly improved working conditions for the employees of the research institute alongside new space for laboratories as well as testing and experimentation environments. The total investment costs of about 25 million euros will be covered by the European Union (as part of the European Regional Development Fund), the German Federal government and the Free State of Saxony.
As an important Fraunhofer IIS site, the Design Automation Division EAS researches into the development of complex electronic systems and intelligent sensors as well as automation solutions. Roughly 150 employees and student assistants currently work at the division’s Zeunerstraße site. However, this will soon be too small for them and the increasing demands for laboratory equipment and testing modalities.
The new five-story building designed by the architecture office Heinle, Wischer und Partner will be located at the corner of Münchner Straße and Bayreuther Straße in the vicinity of the Dresden University of Technology. The floor area of 4,300 square meters will contain office and meeting rooms as well as three test halls integrated into the building and numerous electronics laboratories and measurement rooms. The building follows a futuristic concept not only in terms of aesthetic design but also its energy budget. With air-ground heat exchangers, component activation and a photovoltaic system, it will be possible to achieve an especially effective use of energy
Background – Fraunhofer IIS/EAS
The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is a world-leading research institution for microelectronics and information technology. The scientists at the Design Automation Division EAS in Dresden work on key technologies for the networked world of tomorrow. The primary areas of interest include the design of microchips and complex electronic systems based on advanced semiconductor technologies as well as the necessary design methods. There is also an emphasis on the development of intelligent sensor systems, the analysis of large data volumes and new approaches to distributed control systems. Adaptive and robust technological solutions are created, especially in the areas of mobility and industrial automation, which are tailored to the current demands and future challenges of the economy.