Project Structure

All five technology fields are complementary and interlinked – chips are not typically sold by themselves but are often supplied as part of an integrated system. Such systems require a combination of processes and technologies covered by the different fields of the project. For this reason, the project participants will be involved in over 100 collaborations across the different areas in the 40 closely interlinked sub-projects.

Technology Field 1: Energy efficient chips

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Energy efficient chips: developing new solutions to improve the energy efficiency of chips. These will, for example, reduce the overall energy consumption of electronic devices including those installed in cars.

Contact: Francois Brunier (SOITEC)

PARTNERS

NameCountryIn their own wordsLinkTechnology Field
GLOBALFOUNDRIESGermanyWe deliver differentiated feature-rich solutions that enable our clients to develop innovative products for high-growth market segments.GlobalfoundriesEnergy efficient chips
ST MicroelectronicsFrance, ItalyWe are 46,000 creators and makers of semiconductor technologies, devices, and solutions that start with our employees, with our 100,000 customers, and with our thousands of partners. ST MicroelectronicsEnergy efficient chips; Sensors, Power semiconductors; Compound materials
CEA-Leti FranceThe French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation.CEA-LetiEnergy efficient chips; Sensors; Power semiconductors; Compound materials
Cologne Chip AGGermanyWe ensure that the company's expertise maintains the standard of first-rate product quality and reliability for all our ISDN controller ICs.Cologne Chip AGEnergy efficient chips
Racyics GmbHGermanyRacyics® is an experienced System-on-Chip design service provider based in Dresden, Germany.Racyics GmbHEnergy efficient chips
SOITECFranceSoitec plays a key role in the microelectronics industry. It designs and manufactures innovative semiconductor materials. SOITECEnergy efficient chips; Compound materials
X-FAB Silicon Foundries SEFranceX-FAB is the world’s largest analog/mixed-signal foundry group
manufacturing silicon wafers for mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs).
X-FAB Silicon Foundries SEEnergy efficient chips; Power semiconductors

Technology Field 2: Power semiconductors

Power semiconductors: developing new technologies of components for smart appliances as well as for electric and hybrid vehicles, to increase the reliability of final semiconductor devices.

Contact: Alfred Hoffmann (Infineon)

PARTNERS

NameCountryIn their own wordsLinkTechnology Field
ST MicroelectronicsFrance, ItalyWe are 46,000 creators and makers of semiconductor technologies, devices, and solutions that start with our employees, with our 100,000 customers, and with our thousands of partners. ST MicroelectronicsEnergy efficient chips; Sensors, Power semiconductors; Compound materials
CEA-Leti FranceThe French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation.CEA-LetiEnergy efficient chips; Sensors; Power semiconductors; Compound materials
X-FAB Silicon Foundries SEGermany, FranceX-FAB is the world’s largest analog/mixed-signal foundry group
manufacturing silicon wafers for mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs).
X-FAB Silicon Foundries SEEnergy efficient chips; Power semiconductors
3-D Micromac*Germany3D-Micromac AG is the leading specialist for laser micro processing. 3D-Micromac AGPower semiconductors
AP&S InternationalGermanyAP&S International GmbH is a leading supplier of batch and single-wafer wet process solutions for surface treatment of substrates under clean room conditions.AP&S International GmbHPower semiconductors
Elmos Semiconductor AG
GermanyElmos develops, produces, and sells semiconductors and sensors primarily for automotive applications. Elmos Semiconductor AGPower semiconductors; Sensors
InfineonGermanyInfineon Technologies AG is a leading global provider of semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and more environmentally friendly.Infineon Technologies AGPower semiconductors; Sensors
MURATAFranceMurata is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of advanced electronic materials, leading edge electronic components, and multi-functional, high-density modules. Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.Power semiconductors
Robert Bosch GmbH
GermanyAs a leading provider in the Internet of Things (IoT), Bosch offers innovative solutions for Smart Home, Industry 4.0 and Connected Mobility.Robert Bosch GmbHPower semiconductors; Sensors
SEMIKRONGermanySEMIKRON is one of the world's leading manufacturers of power electronic components and systems in the medium performance segment.SEMIKRON International GmbHPower semiconductors

Technology Field 3: Smart sensors

Smart sensors: working on the development of new optical, motion or magnetic field sensors with improved performance and enhanced accuracy. Smart sensors will help improve car safety through more reliable and timely reaction to allow a car to change lanes or avoid an obstacle:

Contact: Michael Offenberg (Bosch)

Partners

NameCountryIn their own wordsLinkTechnology Field
Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK)ItalyFBK is the top Research Institute in Italy, ranked at the 1st place for scientific excellence within 3 different subject areas and for the economic and social impact according to the latest quality of research ANVUR evaluation.Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK)Sensors
ST MicroelectronicsFrance, ItalyWe are 46,000 creators and makers of semiconductor technologies, devices, and solutions that start with our employees, with our 100,000 customers, and with our thousands of partners. ST MicroelectronicsEnergy efficient chips; Sensors, Power semiconductors; Compound materials
CEA-Leti FranceThe French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation.CEA-LetiEnergy efficient chips; Sensors; Power semiconductors; Compound materials
X-FAB Silicon Foundries SEGermany, FranceX-FAB is the world’s largest analog/mixed-signal foundry group
manufacturing silicon wafers for mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs).
X-FAB Silicon Foundries SEEnergy efficient chips; Power semiconductors
Elmos Semiconductor AG
GermanyElmos develops, produces, and sells semiconductors and sensors primarily for automotive applications. Elmos Semiconductor AGPower semiconductors; Sensors
InfineonGermanyInfineon Technologies AG is a leading global provider of semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and more environmentally friendly.Infineon Technologies AGPower semiconductors; Sensors
Robert Bosch GmbH
GermanyAs a leading provider in the Internet of Things (IoT), Bosch offers innovative solutions for Smart Home, Industry 4.0 and Connected Mobility.Robert Bosch GmbHPower semiconductors; Sensors
CorTecGermanyCorTec is a young medical technology company focusing on the communication between the nervous system and technology. CorTec GmbHSensors
TDK-MicronasGermanyTDK-Micronas is the competence center for magnetic field sensors and CMOS integration within the TDK Group.TDK-Micronas GmbHSensors
LYNREDFranceTurn to LYNRED today for the experience and know-how of a world-leading infrared imaging supplier.LynredSensors; Compound materials

Technology Field 4: Advanced optical equipment

Advanced optical equipment: developing more effective technologies for future high-end chips.

Contact: Rainer Pforr (Zeiss)

Partners

NameCountryIn their own wordsLinkTechnology Field
AMTC*GermanyThe Advanced Mask Technology Center GmbH & Co. KG (AMTC) is a joint venture of GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Toppan Photomasks, Inc. and the world's leading center for the development and production of photolithography masks.Advanced Mask Technology Center GmbH & Co. KG (AMTC)Advanced optical equipment
Carl Zeiss
GermanyZEISS is a leading global technology company in the optical and optoelectronic industry.Carl Zeiss AGAdvanced optical equipment

Technology Field 5: Compound materials

Compound materials: developing new compound materials (instead of silicon) and devices suitable for more advanced chips.

Contact: Iwan Davies (IQE)

Partners

NameCountryIn their own wordsLinkTechnology Field
ST MicroelectronicsFranceWe are 46,000 creators and makers of semiconductor technologies, devices, and solutions that start with our employees, with our 100,000 customers, and with our thousands of partners. ST MicroelectronicsEnergy efficient chips; Sensors, Power semiconductors; Compound materials
CEA-Leti FranceThe French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation.CEA-LetiEnergy efficient chips; Sensors; Power semiconductors; Compound materials
SOITECFranceSoitec plays a key role in the microelectronics industry. It designs and manufactures innovative semiconductor materials. SOITECEnergy efficient chips; Compound materials
LYNREDFranceTurn to LYNRED today for the experience and know-how of a world-leading infrared imaging supplier.LynredSensors; Compound materials
AZUR Space Solar PowerGermanyAZUR SPACE Solar Power is the European leader and a global player in development and production of multi-junction solar cells for space PV and terrestrial CPV applications.AZUR SPACE Solar Power GmbHCompound materials
Integrated Compound SemiconductorsUnited KingdomThe ICS core expertise encompasses epitaxial structure design, optical and radio frequency chip design and fabrication and supply of prototype RF and optical components in chip and packaged formats.Integrated Compound SemiconductorsCompound materials
IQEUnited KingdomThe IQE Group is clearly recognised as the leading global supplier of advanced wafer products and wafer services to the semiconductor industry.IQECompound materials
Newport Wafer FabUnited KingdomThe Newport Wafer Fab facility has unparalleled experience with analog/advanced power and compound semiconductor technologies.Newport Wafer FabCompound materials
SPTS TechnologiesUnited KingdomSPTS Technologies, a KLA company, designs, manufactures, sells, and supports etch, PVD, CVD and MVD capital equipment, providing advanced wafer processing technologies and solutions for the semiconductor and microelectronics industry.SPTS Technologies Ltd.Compound materials
OSRAMGermanyThe predominantly semiconductor-based products from Osram enable a wide range of applications from virtual reality to autonomous driving and from smartphones to networked intelligent lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM GmbHCompound materials

The Facilitation Group is responsible for the governance of the IPCEI. The coordinator is Peter van Staa (Bosch).