History of HHI

History of the Institute

1928

Organization
Foundation of "Heinrich-Hertz-Institut für Schwingungsforschung" (HHI for research on oscillations)

Topics
Telegraphy, Telephone engineering, High frequency engineering

1933

Organization
Due to his Jewish ancestors the name of Heinrich Hertz is cancelled from the institute´s name.

1945

Organization
Newly founded "Heinrich-Hertz-Institut für Schwingungsforschung e.V."

Topics
Acoustics, Telecommunications, High frequency engineering, Information processing, Control engineering

1968

Organization
The new building is finished at the actual place Einsteinufer 37

1975

Organization
"Heinrich-Hertz-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH" (HHI for Telecommunications Berlin Inc.). Shareholders: State of Berlin and Federal Republic of Germany

Topics
Terrestrial broadband technology, Photonics, Electronic imaging technology for multimedia

2003

Organization
"Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut", Institute of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

Topics
Photonic networks and components, Electronic imaging technology for multimedia, mobile broadband systems