• Silicon Photonics

    High-tech research into the integration of photonic functionality in electronic silicon chips

  • More than Moore

    Development of electronic or electronic-photonic high-performance technologies with additional functions

  • SiGe-BiCMOS Technology

    Leading institute for the world's fastest silicon-based technologies with up to 500 GHz fmax

Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics

The Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP) is one of the internationally recognized competence centers for silicon-germanium technology.

We conduct cutting-edge research and development into silicon-based systems, high-frequency circuits and technologies for wireless and broadband communication. As a transition between basic research and application-oriented applications, the institute makes significant contributions to the innovative strength and ability of Germany and Europe as a location.

The IHP's research focuses on economically relevant topics that are used in:

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World record: Ultrafast germanium photodiodes

A new world speed record has been set by the waveguide-coupled germanium photodiode developed at IHP. The breakthrough was achieved through a special thin-fin design in which a germanium lamella was integrated as part of a photodiode on a silicon waveguide.

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Jetzt anmelden: 11. Brandenburger Sensornetztag am IHP

Wasser, eine der wichtigsten natürlichen Ressourcen auf der Erde, wird das Thema des 11. Brandenburger Sensornetztages am 25. November 2021 sein. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an regionale Firmen, Kommunen, Wirtschaftseinrichtungen und Forschende.

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Doświadczyć nauki: IHP zaprasza na Dzień Otwarty 18 września

W dniu 18 września 2021 roku IHP - Instytut Leibniza dla Innowacyjnej Mikroelektroniki zaprasza na dzień otwarty w godzinach od 16 do 20. Program będzie dwujęzyczny, w języku niemieckim i polskim.

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Call for applications: International IHP „Wolfgang Mehr“ Fellowship-Award 2021

IHP´s International “Wolfgang Mehr” fellowship award is devoted to develop a new topic of research in the area of “More than Moore” Silicon Microelectronics in close collaboration with IHP.

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Press Releases

Start of vocational training at the Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics

Seven trainees have decided to train at the Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP) in 2021. Two women and five men signed a training contract with the IHP on August 1st, 2021 and will henceforth be part of the Institute's 357 employees.

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News Communication- and Embedded System Architectures Press Releases Communication- and Embedded System Architectures

IHP conducts cutting-edge research in the field of the 6G da-ta network

The BMBF has selected four hubs nationwide to research the future technology 6G, in which around 50 research partners will participate from August 2021. They will lay the foundation for the 6G research initiative launched by the BMBF in Germany and will be supported with up to 250 million euros.

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