• 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


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Ceremonial kick-off for structural change project OASYS

The project "Optoelectronic Sensors for Application-oriented Systems for Life Sciences and Intelligent Manufacturing – OASYS" celebrated its official launch at a festive kick-off event at the IKMZ of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. The project is being funded with 12.5 million euros by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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HyPhoX wins the Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award

In the competition for the Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award 2023, the HyPhoX team triumphed in the final . The current spin-off project of IHP prevailed against over 100 other applications. The explanatory memorandum stated the "remarkable technological achievement in the form of an analysis tool".

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Research Consortium sets Standards in the Field of Open Source Hardware: Open Tools used for a Security Chip

The HEP research project has presented an open, flexible design for a security chip. The project used open source, free components and tools to manufacture a chip at the IHP. The easy accessibility of the used process sets new standards for development times and significantly reduces the learning curve for chip design.

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Ausbildungsstart 2023 am IHP

Sechs junge Menschen haben am 1. September 2023 den nächsten Schritt auf der Karriereleiter gemacht und ihre Ausbildung bzw. ein Duales Studium am IHP begonnen. Das Institut bildet Kaufleute für Büromanagement und Fachangestellte für Medien- und Informationsdienste aus. Zu den technischen Berufen gehören die Bereiche Mechatronik, Mikrotechnologie und Fachinformatik.

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Innovationen erleben: Tag der offenen Tür am 9. September 2023

InnoTruck, Ausstellungsflächen und zahlreiche Labore – Der Tag der offenen Tür am IHP steckt voller Überraschungen. Das Institut öffnet am 9. September von 14 bis 18 Uhr. Wieder dabei sind zahlreiche, langjährige Partnerinnen und Partner des Forschungsinstituts. Für Gäste aus der Frankfurter Nachbarstadt Słubice werden Führungen auf Polnisch angeboten.

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IHP successfully evaluated

IHP will continue to be jointly funded by the federal government and federal states in the coming years until at least 2029. This is what the Senate of the Leibniz Association recommended after the conclusion of the regular scientific evaluation. IHP is in an excellent position to help shape the field of microelectronics internationally, which is important for Europe's technological sovereignty.

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