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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IHP senior scientists Giovanni Capellini has been appointed the Boelter Chair in Engineering at the Henri Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) during the summer 2022.
iCampµs Cottbus: Launch of the second project phase of the "Innovation Campus Electronics and Microsensors - iCampµs Cottbus"
The BMBF is funding the second phase of the iCampµs future project with 20 million euros. The focus of the developments is on Smart Health, Environmental Sensor Technology 4.0 and Industry 4.0.
IHP, Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University are pooling their complementary expertise in the field of semiconductor and quantum technologies. They intend to work together in an open-ended collaboration on the development of scalable superconductor quantum bits.
Project "Brandenburg/Bayern Aktion für KI-Hardware-Themen im Lehrplan der Universitäten" pushes practice-oriented teaching. The successful cooperation in the Joint Lab between the University of Potsdam and the IHP serves as a model.
In the zUCKERrübe research project, the Eberswalde University of Applied Sciences (HNEE) and IHP are developing a fully automated robot for weed control in sugar beet cultivation. The scientists are relying on AI and robotics to solve the problem in a timely manner, especially for organic farming.
The Future Day for Girls and Boys in Brandenburg 2022 once again took place digitally at the IHP. On April 28, 20 pupils logged on to follow the rounds of talks, experiments and video contributions broadcast live from the IHP lecture room.