Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen IIS

Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen

Phone: +49 9131 776-0
Fax: +49 9131 776-7309


Company Contacts
Department/ Name Address

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Bullinger, Hansastraße 27c, 80686 München, Telefon +49 (0) 89/12 05-0, Fax +49 (0) 89/12 05-75 31
Company Figures
Number of employees 500-999
Year of foundation 1985
Area of business Electronical Equipment / Medical Technology


Communication and Information Technology

Language: German Language: English Company Profile

About us
– Objectives

The scientific staff of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS strives for excellence in contract research for industry and public authorities. The spectrum of services ranges from consulting, concept development, hardware and software design to system development and prototype implementation.
Our Integrated Circuit (IC) design engineers develop a broad spectrum of analog and digital ICs including standard ICs as well as Application Specific ICs (ASICs). Well maintained links to international silicon foundries provide for IC prototypes and production scale volumes.
We apply our core competences in the field of information and communication technologies and of vision systems.
16 years of experience in IC design, board and system level design and very skilled experts for prototype implementation are an excellent prerequisite for project work.
We publish our results in scientific journals, present latest developments at conferences and show demonstrators at fairs and exhibitions in order to draw international attention. In case of inventions we apply for national and international patents and license our intellectual property rights to everyone.

– Profile

The Fraunhofer IIS consists of two divisons: Applied Electronics IIS-A, headed by Prof. Heinz Gerhäuser, and Device Technology IIS-B, headed by Prof. Heiner Ryssel.

At the Fraunhofer IIS engineers and scientists develop microelectronic systems and equipment including the required ICs. Applications are in telecommunications, information technology and automation. They develop wireless communication systems with emphasis on digital broadcasting systems. Audio and video coding techniques being developed at the institute have reached international recognition due to adoption as an international standard. Image acquisition and pattern recognition technology are key elements in automated quality assurance. In the current research engineers exploit ultra fine focus X-ray computer tomography as well as high speed cameras.

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