The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Germany, is the world's leading organization for application-oriented research. 75 institutes and research facilities work under its roof at locations across Germany. Around 29,000 employees achieve an annual research volume of 2.8 billion euros.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, headquartered in Erlangen, conducts top international research for microelectronic and information technology system solutions and services. Today it is the largest institute of the Fraunhofer Society.