• 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:

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Summer School: Agenda is online!

The Summer School "Photonic Realms: A Journey into Quantum Information, Sensing, and Space Applications" is scheduled to take place from September 15th to September 21st, 2024. The program is designed for MSc students, PhD candidates, and Postdoctoral scholars. However, anybody from related fields are also encouraged to participate in the event. Apply until May 20th, 2024.

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Press Releases

Exciting and informative - insights into IHP professions and research at the Brandenburg Future Day

28 pupils took part in the Brandenburg Future Day for girls and boys. They discovered the versatility of the institute during lectures, lab tours and career speed dating. "Mega", "Surprising", "Exciting and educational" and "Super informative" were the verdicts of the young people.

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

IHP presents results at iCampµsCottbusConference (iCCC2024)

From May 14 to 16, 2024, research institutions and companies will discuss and develop new project ideas: The first iCampµsCottbusConference (iCCC) provides the frame-work for technological innovations to advance the structural change in Lusatia. The iCCC2024 is organized by the "Innovationscampus Elektronik und Mikrosensorik" (iCampus).

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Press Releases Communication- and Embedded System Architectures

Scale4Edge enters second project phase: Fault-tolerant system presented at the kick-off meeting

Future-proof specialised processors with a focus on hardware for edge applications and AI processors for the automotive sector were on the agenda of the joint event of the KI-Mobil, KI-Power and Scale4Edge projects. The kick-off event in Kaiserslautern in mid-February heralded the start of the second project phase.

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Press Releases

Empowerment through Science: Girls discover Microelectronics and Physics

Introducing young women to science in general and to microelectronics and physics in particular was the aim of two events recently held at the IHP to mark the "International Day of Women and Girls in Science". IHP invited around 40 schoolgirls from Frankfurt (Oder) and Słubice.

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Press Releases Materials for Micro- and Nanoelectronics

IHP opens Joint Lab with the University of Roma Tre

The joint research of IHP and Roma Tre University has reached a new level. On February 22th, the Joint Lab on "Intelligent electro-optical sensing" was officially opened. Prof Paolo Visca and Prof Alessandra di Masi came to Frankfurt (Oder) for this occasion.

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