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Europractice

Objective

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 Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

COUNCIL FOR THE CENTRAL LABORATORY OF THE RESEARCH COUNCILS
Address
Chilton
OX11 0QX Didcot
United Kingdom

Participants (22)

Aea Technology Plc
United Kingdom
Address
Harwell Laboratory B552
OX11 0RA Didcot
CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)
United Kingdom
Address
Chilton
OX11 0QX Didcot
CENTRE SUISSE D' ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA
Switzerland
Address
Rue Jaquet-droz 1
2007 Neuchatel
Centro Nacional de Microelectronica
Spain
Address
Campus Uab
08193 Bellaterra
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique, Laboratoire D'electronique, de Technologie et D'instrumentation
France
Address
Avenue Des Martyrs
38041 Grenoble
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Denmark
Address
Bygning 344 & 345
2800 Lyngby
Delta Danish Electronics, Light & Acoustics
Denmark
Address
Venlighedsvej 4
2970 Hoersholm
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung
Germany
Address
Ensheimer Strasse 48
66386 St Ingbert
Fraunhofer Institute fuer Siliziumtechnologie
Germany
Address
Fraunhofer Strasse 3
25524 Itzehoe
GEC Marconi Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Elstree Way
WD6 1RX Borehamwood
Imc-Industrieilt Mikroelektronikcentrum Ab
Sweden
Address
Teknikringen 3
58330 Linkoping
Institut de Microtechnique de L'universite de Neuchatel
Switzerland
Address
Jaquet-droz 1
2007 Neuchatel
Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre
Belgium
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Pontedera & Tecnologia S.C.A.R.L.
Italy
Address
Presso Palazzo Comunale
56025 Pontedera (Pisa)
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Address
Tuebinger Strasse 123
72762 Reutlingen
SENSONOR AS
Norway
Address
Knudsrodveien 7
1004 Horten
Sagem
France
Address
Le Ponant De Paris, Rue Leblanc 27
75512 Paris
Sextant Avionique S.A.
France
Address
Rue Jules Vedrines 25
26027 Valence
Smith System Engineering Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Surrey Research Park
GU2 5YP Guildford
Stiftelsen for Industriell og Teknisk Forskning Foundation
Norway
Address
Box 124 Blindern
N-0314 Oslo
The Welding Institute
United Kingdom
Address
Abington Hall
CB1 6AL Abington, Cambridge
Twente Micro Products
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7500 AE Enschede