“To present at IEDM is a valuable conclusion of the project ‘DOTSEVEN’, funded by the European Union. Together with Infineon and twelve other project partners from a total of six countries, the four-year project focused on developing SiGe HBTs with a maximum oscillation frequency, which is also referred to as fmax, of 0.7 THz,” says Dr. Bernd Heinemann, project manager at IHP. “The presented fmax values exceed the best values of current production technologies by a factor of two. Such transistors enable the realization of wire-bound and wireless communication systems with even higher data rates (> 100 Gb/s). With the fast HBTs the performance of radar systems, such as in personal cars, can be increased by reducing power consumption or increasing range and spatial resolution.” [...]
The full text of the press release can be found here.