The Leistungszentrum Elektroniksysteme (LZE) is a joint initiative of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Fraunhofer IIS, Fraunhofer IISB, and Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), in addition to other non-university research institutes and various industry partners. The center grew out of many years of intense cooperation between the Fraunhofer institutes in Erlangen and FAU, in addition to the unique concentration of electronic systems research activities and industries based in Erlangen – Nuremberg Metropolitan Region.
Research excellence and joint planning have created the foundation for a comprehensive, long-term strategic partnership between Fraunhofer, FAU and the electronics industry. The construction of the LZE was started in 2015 with its pilot phase. In addition to dealing with current scientific issues, the LZE focuses on the establishment of an efficient joint transfer structure of the research partners and the development of corresponding cooperation models and offers. At the beginning of 2018, the establishment of a complementary legal structure was completed with LZE e.V. and LZE GmbH. The second phase of the LZE has been running since 2019. The LZE is funded by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.