The IHP performs analysis and development within the fields of silicon-based systems, highest-frequency integrated circuits, and technologies for wireless and broadband communication. The main focus of research at the institute is oriented towards problems relevant for business, leading to applications for telecommunications, semiconductor and automotive industries, aerospace, telemedicine, and automation technologies. The institute has developed into an internationally recognized competency center for silicon-germanium technologies. The strength of the IHP is clear within the scientific contributions to leading conferences around the world, by continuous success by achieving third party funds and therefore the steady increase the range of international users on the Multi-Project Wafer and Prototyping Services. Together with the IHP staffs exceptional competency, the modern trend in technological instrumentation plays a very important role during the success. The IHP provides a very important bridge between academy and trade. The Joint Labs with universities and universities of applied science within the Berlin-Brandenburg region are notably successful during the cooperation.