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Fraunhofer IIS

Address: Nordostpark 93, 90411 Nuremberg, Germany
URL: www.iis.fraunhofer.de

Founded in 1985, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany, ranks first among the Fraunhofer Institutes concerning headcount and revenues. With the development of the audio coding method MPEG Layer-3, short mp3, Fraunhofer IIS has reached a worldwide recognition.
In close cooperation with partners and clients the Institute provides research and development services in the following areas: Digital radio broadcasting systems, audio and multimedia technology, digital cinema systems, design automation and integrated circuits, wired, wireless and optical networks, localization and navigation, high-speed camera systems, imaging systems and nanofocus X-ray technology, medical sensor solutions and communications technology in transport and logistics.
Detailed information on research and development portfolio on www.iis.fraunhofer.de
More than 750 employees conduct contract research for industry, the service sector and public authorities. Fraunhofer IIS with its headquarter in Erlangen, Germany, has further branches in Nuremberg, Fuerth, Ilmenau and Dresden. The budget of 90 million Euros is mainly financed by projects. Less than 25 percent of the budget is subsidized by federal and state funds.
The “integrated energy supplies” group at Fraunhofer IIS deals with the development of integrated circuits, discrete electronics and software for the application in power and battery management, energy harvesting and wireless energy transmission systems.

Peter Spies

Position: Group Manager
URL: www.smart-power.fraunhofer.de
E-Mail: peter.spies [AT] iis.fraunhofer.de
Telephone: +49 911 580616363

Peter Spies studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Erlangen / Germany and graduated with a Dipl.-Ing. degree in 1997. In 2010, he finished his PhD thesis on the topic of power saving in mobile communication devices. Since 1998, he is with the Fraunhofer IIS, power efficient systems department. He was working on the field of multi-standard front-ends and system simulations for communication applications. Since 2001 he is group manager of the �integrated energy supplies� group where he is doing research and design on the field of power and battery management, energy transmission and energy harvesting. Focus of his group is integrated circuit and system design as well as software development. Most important applications are wireless sensor networks or hybrid and electrical vehicles.

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