Fraunhofer IIS, Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS

Brief Profile

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is one of Germany's most important industrial applied research facilities for the development of microelectronic systems. The scientists in the Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS, located in Dresden, develop key technologies for the connected world of tomorrow. Major aspects of their work are the design of reliable microchips and complex electronic systems in leading-edge semiconductor technologies as well as the corresponding design methods. Furthermore, they focus on the development of intelligent sensor systems, the analysis of large amounts of data as well as on new approaches for distributed control systems. Tailored to current industrial needs and future challenges, the researchers work on adaptive and robust technological solutions in a broad range of applications such as mobility and industrial automation.


Research topics


  • System level design
  • Reliability and life cycle prediction for ICs and electronic systems
  • Integrated sensor electronics
  • System integration (from SiP to 3D)
  • Optical sensors
  • Self-learning condition monitoring systems
  • Wireless-networked automation
  • Energy management

Research Highlights



Online monitoring for fail-safe automotive electronics



Fail-safe, agile collaborative overall systems for digitized production

Early-detection and prediction system for the medical sector



Concept for the design of trusted electronics


iRel 4.0

Reliability as a central component of electronics "Made in Europe"



Application center for the »Design of scalable electronic systems for quantum communication«