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Smart Power Management in Home and Health

Objective

According to studies, worldwide energy consumption is rising dramatically and will double in the next 20 years and with it CO2 emission. The consequence will be an escalating price for energy and upcoming challenges for ensuring Europe´s energy supply.
Reducing Energy Consumption through energy savings can save up to 30% of Europe’s predicted energy consumption. Achieving efficient use of energy, without restricting the customer, is the political, social and technical challenge of the next decade.
The high level objective of the SmartPM project is therefore to develop application-specific, efficiency-optimized semiconductor power technologies enabling actual deployment of intelligent systems in large-scale, energy-critical application fields like home and health. Applications in these fields require innovative system architectures and circuit designs, new components, efficient power electronic technologies, and innovative module, interconnect and assembly technologies. An important aspect is the support and the compatibility of upcoming legislation and regulations for efficient use of energy.
The SmartPM consortium will develop semiconductor technologies and module platforms enabling (a) intelligent motor drives for highly efficient controlled engines in industrial and home applications, and (b) efficient power supplies and power management solutions that will to consume up to 25% less energy by 2012. The technologies under investigation follow the “More than Moore” path based on Si, SOI and SiC and cover different voltage ranges including low voltage (< 100V), net voltage (120V – 400V) and high voltage (>1000V).
The implementation of the project results will save up to 25% of the electrical energy consumption and CO2 emission without losing performance, comfort or safety. This will reduce Europe’s dependence on energy suppliers and increase economic competitiveness by creating new market sectors and innovative applications for Europe and the world.

Call for proposal

JU-ENIAC-2008-1
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Coordinator

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
Address
Am Campeon 1-15
85579 Neubiberg
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 841 741,01
Administrative Contact

Participants (17)

PHILIPS TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 95 996,75
Address
Luebeckertordamm 5
20099 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
ON SEMICONDUCTOR BELGIUM BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 351 092,45
Address
Westerring 15
9700 Oudenaarde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Atmel Germany GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 445 232,70
Address
Theresienstrasse 2
74072 Heilbronn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 212 476,17
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 93 102,50
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 38 492,20
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 441 250,07
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 123 009,28
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 54 571,48
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kontron Embedded Modules GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 72 686,95
Address
Oskar-von-miller Strasse 1
85386 Eching
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elec-Con technology GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 82 553,78
Address
Muehlweg 5
94116 Hutthurm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
JLT Mobile Computers AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 80 387,96
Address
Isbjörnsvägen 3
352 45 Vaxjo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
GE VINGMED ULTRASOUND AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 48 430
Address
Strandpromenaden 45
3191 Horten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 102 413,59
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 114 573,37
Address
Bachmühle 2
74673 Mulfingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 72 450,22
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Microspire SA
France
EU contribution
€ 40 670,68
Address
Parc D'activité Du Beau Vallon 16
57970 Illange
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact