• 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:

Fields of Activity



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.

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Press Releases Communication- and Embedded System Architectures

Students develop a functioning AI chip at IHP

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.

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News Wireless Systems and Applications

Revival of the sugar beet: hacking robot successfully tested

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.

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Science digital: Experiment in the children's room

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.

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Press Releases Wireless Systems and Applications Radio Frequency (RF) Circuits Materials for Micro- and Nanoelectronics

What follows coal? Future opportunities through microsensor technology and digitalization

The Federal Ministry of Research supports regional structural change through innovative technologies with 20 million euros: Through research and development, five non-university research institutions and the BTU are creating a broad technical spectrum.

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News Technologies for Smart Systems Press Releases Technologies for Smart Systems Homepage

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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