The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is one of the worlds leading application-oriented research institutions for microelectronic and IT system solutions and services. It ranks first among all Fraunhofer Institutes in size. In close cooperation with partners and clients the Institute provides research and development services in the following areas: Audio and Media Technologies, Imaging Systems, Energy Management, IC Design and Design Automation, Communications, Positioning, Medical Technology, Sensor Systems, Safety and Security Technology, Supply Chain Management and Non-destructive Testing. 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.