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Sustainable tecHnologies enablIng Future Telecommunication applications

Project description

Novel technologies for the Beyond 5G/6G era

The emergence of Beyond 5G/6G mobile networks shows the growing need for faster devices that combine greater transmission power with greater energy efficiency. The same trend can be observed for satellite telecommunications and Earth observation networks. To address this, the introduction and development of such devices require technologies capable of supporting them. The EU-funded SHIFT project plans to introduce new semiconductor technologies that will help develop the devices required by Beyond 5G/6G. To this end, the project will design technologies for telecommunications systems and innovative production processes that will improve efficiency and costs, leading to easy integration of digital services and products.


The global market for next-generation telecommunications systems (B5G, 6G) demands products with higher speeds, better energy efficiency and sufficient power output. The project aims to meet these needs by developing and industrializing next-generation semiconductor technologies (SiGe BiCMOS for ST, RF GaN for UMS) and the associated integrated circuit design and characterization environments. Innovative analog and digital RF integrated circuits will be designed with the technologies developed and integrated as ‘FEM’ modules of innovative telecommunications system demonstrators.
New assembly techniques that can solve RF signal integrity and heat dissipation issues, or greatly simplify RF systems, will also be explored.
Demonstrators of innovative telecommunications systems will be developed (10 demonstrators; by NOKIA, SAFRAN, SIAE, and other partners), to validate new semiconductor and assembly technologies, on use cases envisaged for wireless B5G/6G networks (more particularly for network access and network trunks), very high-speed optical networks, and Earth observation and satellite telecommunications.
The SHIFT consortium brings together players covering the entire value chain of these telecommunications applications, from laboratories to manufacturers, thus guaranteeing the highest scientific level and the possibility of validating the work carried out on suitable demonstrators. Activities will include environmental and economic impact assessments.



Net EU contribution
€ 1 331 494,25

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 6 750 114,23

Participants (40)

Partners (3)