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Assembly of miniaturized PCBs by using low cost hyper-fine solder powders

Objective

The total EU electronics industry employs ≈20.5 million people, sales exceeding €1 trillion and includes 396,000 SMEs. It is a major contributor to EU GDP and its size continues to grow fueled by demand from consumers to many industries. Despite its many positive impacts, the industry also faces some challenges connected with the enormous quantity of raw materials that it needs for sustainability, the huge quantity of Waste Electrical, Electronics Equipment (WEEE) generated and the threat of competition from Asia. To sustain its growth, to manage the impact of WEEE and to face the competition from Asia, the industry needs innovations in key areas. One such area is the drive for ultra-miniaturisation/ultlra-functionality of equipment. The key current road block/limitation to achieving the goal of ultra-miniaturisation/functionality is how to increase the component density on the printed circuit board (PCB). This is currently limited by the availability of hyper fine pitch solder powder pastes. FineSol aims to deliver at first stage an integrated production line for solder particles with size 1-10 μm and to formulate solder pastes containing these particles. Thus, by proper printing methods (e.g. screen and jet printing) the fabrication of PCBs with more than double component density will be achieved. Consequently, this would effectively enable more than a doubling of the functions available on electronic devices such as cell phones, satellite navigation systems, health devices etc. The successful completion of the FineSol project would lift the ultra-miniaturisation/functionality road block and also enable reduction in raw material usage, reduction in WEEE, reduction in pollution and associated health costs and also a major reduction in EU energy demand with all its indirect benefits for environment and society.

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-FoF-2015

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Net EU contribution
€ 723 875,00
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

ATOMISING SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 450 625,00
Address
371 Coleford Road
S95NF Sheffield

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 193 125,00
POLMECANIC GROUP SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 265 475,00
Address
Ul. Targowa 10c
98 346 Skomlin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion centralny Łódzkie Sieradzki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 113 775,00
CREATIVE NANO PC
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 196 700,00
Address
Leventi 4
12132 Peristeri

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Δυτικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 84 300,00
ABIS SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA SPK
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 253 400,00
Address
Ul. Kamienna 17
30 199 Rzaska

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Krakowski
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 108 600,00
INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 443 337,50
Address
Taguspark Avenida Professor Dr Cavaco Silva 33 Talaide
2740 120 Porto Salvo

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
Prisma Electronics ABEE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 242 375,00
Address
Dimokratias Avenue 87
68100 Alexandroupolis

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Έβρος Aνατολική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 103 875,00
MAT-TECH BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 415 065,00
Address
Ekkersrijt 4508
5692 DM Son En Breugel

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 177 885,00
EKTOS TESTING & RELIABILITY SERVICE AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 440 410,00
Address
Ac Meyers Vaenge 15
2450 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ANDINNOVATION (CETRI) LTD
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 400 750,00
Address
77, John Kennedy Avenue
1077 Nicosia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 171 750,00
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 369 500,00
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR WELDING JOINING AND CUTTING
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 207 562,50
Address
Av Antoon Van Oss 1 4
1120 Bruxelles

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
APPLIED MATERIALS ITALIA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 217 000,00
Address
Via Postumia Ovest 244
31048 San Bagio Di Callalta

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Treviso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 93 000,00
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY CALDICOT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 333 375,00
Address
Phase 2 Castlegate Business Park
NP26 5YW Gwent

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Region
Wales East Wales Monmouthshire and Newport
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 142 875,00