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Frankfurt (Oder), 04.03.2021:

With a ceremonial inauguration the clean room – the technological heart of the Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics in Frankfurt (Oder) was opend after only 2.5 years of construction time. It will  continue to set the IHP on a course towards leading micro-electronic solutions of the future.

Due to the current pandamic situation, the opening ceremony with numerous guests and representatives from politics, science and research world took place fully virtual. The Minister of Science, Research and Culture of Brandenburg, Dr. Manja Schüle, Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Lukas, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Prof. Dr. Albert Sickmann, Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute ISAS and speaker of Section D of the Leibniz Association, Dipl.-Ing Marcus Fissan, Partner at Henn Architects, and the Lord Mayor of Frankfurt (Oder), René Wilke, all expressed their congratulations on the completion of the project.

“The realization of a building of such complexity in such a short time while maintaining continuous operation of the qualified pilot line was a great challenge, which we success-fully mastered with great dedication. The completed extension enables the IHP to con-tinue to set technological standards in the future. The extension is an investment in the future and an important contribution to the development of microelectronics in Ger-many ”, said Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kahmen, scientific and technical director of the IHP.

The extension of the clean room area to the size of 1500 square meters, on one hand, enables the IHP to provide scientific and research partners with a stable BiCMOS tech-nology platform and, on the other hand, to research the possibilities of new materials. The goal is to be able to set records such as the world’s fastest silicon-germanium tran-sistor in the future as well. The new metallization system, which has already been pur-chased within the framework of the Research Factory Microelectronics Germany, is the basis for the planned exploratory clean room in the newly built part of the building and should enable future work with new, high-performance contact materials.

In addition, the space gained is being used for the continuous modernization of the ul-tra-modern pilot line, which operates on a 24/7 basis to prototype the integrated cir-cuits of the future.

Bild 1: Airview on the IHP in the Technology Park in Frankfurt (Oder). After 2,5 years of construction time, the extension cannot be distinguished from the original building which was opend in 1999.


Quelle: IHP GmbH

IHP GmbH – Leibniz-Institute for High Performance Microelectronics –

The IHP is an institute of the Leibniz Association and conducts research and development of silicon-based systems and ultrahigh frequency circuits and technologies including new materials. It develops innovative solutions for application areas such as wireless and broadband communica-tion, security, medical technology, industry 4.0, automotive industry, and aerospace. The IHP employs approximately 300 people. It operates a pilot line for technological developments and the preparation of high-speed circuits with 0.13/0.25 μm BiCMOS technologies, located in a 1500 m² DIN EN ISO 14644-1 3 certified clean room.

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