• 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 the worldwide leading competence center 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


Press Releases Radio Frequency (RF) Circuits

World record for IHP circuit - Transferring data at 200 gigabits per second

Researchers at IHP have set a new world speed record. The circuit designed by the scientists in Frankfurt (Oder) can transmit data wirelessly at up to 200 gigabits per second. A research team at IHP has thus proven for the first time worldwide the general feasibility of extremely high data transmissions in the D-band and created a basic prerequisite for realising applications for 6G.

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News Materials for Micro- and Nanoelectronics

Best Student Paper Award for Tommaso Rizzi

IHP’s PhD student Tommaso Rizzi presented his work "Exploring Process-Voltage-Temperature Variations Impact on 4T1R Multiplexers for Energy-aware Resistive RAM-based FPGAs" as a result of a long-term collaboration at the renowned IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop 2022 and received the Best Student Paper Award.

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Press Releases

Apply now for sponsorship awards 2023: IHP is looking for outstanding scientific work

Science needs young people - young people with new ideas. Therefore, the sponsoring association "Friends of IHP e. V." annually awards prizes for outstanding work with a scientific or technical focus. Pupils and students are currently invited to submit their projects.

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Press Releases

Network for structural change - IHP is a founding member of the Lausitz Science Network e.V.

To strengthen the research location, the Lausitz Science Networks was founded in mid-December. The participants, including IHP, want to hold joint conferences, promote young scientists, initiate joint scientific projects and invest in the recruitment of specialists and the marketing of the science location.

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Press Releases

FMD startet mit Aufbau einer Mikroelektronik-Akademie

Um dem Fachkräftemangel in Deutschland entgegenzuwirken legt die Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland (FMD) den Grundstein für moderne Ausbildungsangebote im Bereich Mikro- und Nanoelektronik. Zum Direktor der Mikroelektronik-Akademie wurde Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kahmen vom IHP ernannt.

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News Wireless Systems and Applications

From virtual to real: Ultramodern Laboratory Space Opened at Joint Lab IHP - University Zielona Góra

On November 28, 2022 the opening of the new Laboratory for Distributed Measurement Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks at the University Zielona Góra, Poland took place.

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