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Innovative solutions for high performance IT

The digital age continuously demands for increasing information and global communication capacities. The incessant acceleration of developments in the IT industry call for a multidisciplinary material science based approach to solve challenges with respect to security requirements, power consumption and environmental compatibility of the production techniques involved.

We deal with solutions for low energy consuming (opto)electronics, fast communication, highly secure systems and environmentally friendly production technologies. We optimize and create suitable semiconductor materials, device structures and innovative device concepts/layouts with them, and exploit novel physical phenomena and techniques and thereby contribute to progress in future optical communication, data storage and advances in nanotechnology.

The results of this fundamental, device oriented research is transferred to the two JARA institutes JARA Green-IT and JARA-QI to support their ongoing efforts to use novel computing architectures based on brain inspired and quantum phenomena, respectively, to solve complex tasks and big data requirements of the information society.


Group-IV alloys


Towards non-volatile memories

Group IV based devices