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 is the largest of all Fraunhofer Institutes.
Research at Fraunhofer IIS revolves around two guiding topics: In the area of "Audio and Media Technologies", the institute has been shaping the digitalization of media for more than 30 years now. Fraunhofer IIS was instrumental in the development of mp3 and AAC. In the context of "cognitive sensor technologies", the institute researches technologies for sensor technology, data transmission technology and data analysis methods. The results of this research have been applied in the areas of communication and application solutions for the Internet of Things, digitalization of human sensing, product and material monitoring.