The German institute IHP conducts research and development work in the field of silicon-based systems, high-frequency integrated circuits and wireless and broadband communication, which are used in telecommunications, automotive, aerospace, telemedicine and automation technologies. The institute is an internationally recognized competence center for silicon-germanium technologies. It possesses a pilot line for technological development and preparation of high speed circuits. IHP provides a Multi Project WaferService with 0.13 and 0.25 µm SiGe BiCMOS and integrated silicon photonic technologies on 8-inch silicon wafers. Via the the technology transfer unit IHP Solutions the service is offered to industrial customers for low volume production.