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Development of innovative ALD materials and tools for high density 3D integrated capacitors

Objective

With the fast development of applications based on smart and miniaturized sensors in aerospace, medical or automotive domains, requirements on electronic modules are more and more linked to size, stability, reliability and performances.
Capacitors are key components of electronic modules to deliver power with the right voltages to different functions from a single power source (such as a battery) or to protect them against voltage jumps.
IPDiA has developed for many years a technology of integrated capacitors (called PICS) which overcomes current technologies (e.g. tantalum capacities) and which can be a solution to build highly integrated and high performances electronic modules.
The goal of the PICS project is to go further and to bring a technological gap to get higher densities of capacitors and higher breakdown voltage. It will open the way to new markets by offering even more integration level and miniaturization (in order to increase the functionality combination and the complexity within a single package) and higher performances (in order to ensure long life operations and be able to place the sensors as close as possible to the “hottest” areas for efficient monitoring).
The innovation will be based on the use of a specific technology called atomic layer deposition, or ALD, that will enable to obtain an impressive quality of dielectric. Besides technical goals, the PICS project aims also to set-up a cost effective industrial solution.
Three SMEs, IPDiA, Sentech and Picosun, join forces with two research institutes, Fraunhofer and CEA, to response to these challenges. The first targeted markets are the high-end integrated capacitors for medical applications and the future DRAM market.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

MURATA INTEGRATED PASSIVE SOLUTIONS
Address
2 Rue De La Girafe
14000 Caen
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 527 081
Administrative Contact
Charlotte Jennequin (Mrs.)

Participants (4)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 10 069
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christophe Billard (Mr.)
PICOSUN OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 309 300
Address
Tietotie 3
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marko Pudas (Dr.)
SENTECH INSTRUMENTS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 209 650
Address
Schwarzschildstrasse 2
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Arens (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 10 900
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)