The overall objective is to stimulate wider exploitation of state-of-the-art microelectronics technologies by European industry.
Basic Services (EUROPRACTICE) offers a cost-effective and flexible means of accessing ASICs, MCMs and Microsystems technologies through the provision of consultancy, training, software tools, design support, low-volume production runs and access to "normally" internal volume production facilities. The costs of developing ASICs and MCMs for dedicated applications with low-volume production are often prohibitively high, especially for SMEs. Multi Project Wafer (MPW) runs and dedicated low-volume MCM services offer a cost-effective route to ASIC and MCM design and fabrication.
The cost, complexity and expertise required to develop Microsystems components or Microsystem based products often present a barrier to the introduction of this technology. Services providing solutions and knowledge in a globally integrated manner - a path from feasibility studies and prototyping through to high volume production - are offered. Design, Microsystems process technology, as well as packaging and integration of the Microsystems component in the final product or system are all covered.
EUROPRACTICE Basic Services will reduce the cost and risk for companies who wish to begin using these technologies.
Funding SchemeACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures
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