• 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 Materials for Micro- and Nanoelectronics

New Material Paves the Way to On-Chip Energy Harvesting

Researchers from Germany, Italy, and the UK have achieved a major advance in the development of materials suitable for on-chip energy harvesting. By composing an alloy made of silicon, germanium and tin, they were able to create a thermoelectric material. The research findings made it onto the cover of the renowned scientific journal ACS Applied Energy Materials.

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

Artificial intelligence for Brandenburg: IHP at the state's 3rd AI Day

The 3rd Brandenburg AI Day provided a platform for the exchange and networking of science and industry in the field of artificial intelligence. The IHP took the opportunity to present its expertise in the field of AI research to a wide audience.

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Press Releases Wireless Systems and Applications

Threat from Hardware Trojans: Study shows Manipulation Possibilities

On behalf of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), experts from the IHP - Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics prepared the study "Analysis of Hardware Manipulations in Distributed Manufacturing Processes (PANDA)". The result: Safety properties or functionality can be negatively affected in all sub-steps.

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Press Releases

The fascination of natural science: Final of the State Olympics in Physics in Frankfurt (Oder)

In this year's final of the 34th State Olympics in Physics, a total of 58 pupils from 18 schools in Brandenburg in years 7 to 12 competed at the Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-Gymnasium to put their skills to the test. The physics talents then visited IHP, where they were given a comprehensive insight into the world of research.

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News Technologies for Smart Systems

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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