• 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


News Materials for Micro- and Nanoelectronics

Young Scientist Award for Costanza Manganelli

During the 19th Conference on Gettering and Defect Engineering in Semiconductor Technology, short GADEST, IHP scientist Costanza Manganelli presented her work “A comprehensive analysis of thermo-opto-mechanical properties of Germanium micro-structures”.

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Technologies for Smart Systems Technologies for Smart Systems

Licensing agreement between X-FAB and IHP

Licensing agreement between X-FAB and IHP Leibniz Institute leads to innovative 130 nm SiGe BiCMOS platform

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Press Releases Communication- and Embedded System Architectures Technologies for Smart Systems

Learning at IHP Summer Schools

Two summer schools took place at IHP this year. In total, more than 30 young scientists were welcomed. Topics such as quantum computing, communication and AI were worked on together.

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Press Releases

IHP lädt in den Technologiepark

Am 10. September 2022 findet der Tag der offenen Tür am IHP statt. Von 15 bis 20 Uhr gibt es verschiedenste Führungen durch Labore und die Möglichkeit, einen Blick in den IHP-Reinraum zu werfen. An zahlreichen Infoständen werden aktuelle Themen aus der Forschung, Berufsbilder und Ausbildungsmöglichkeiten vorgestellt. Außerdem präsentieren sich Partner aus der Wissenschaft und Firmen des…

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News Materials for Micro- and Nanoelectronics

Visiting Professorship for IHP Scientist

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.

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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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