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Revolutionary embedded memory for internet of things devices and energy reduction

Objective

REMINDER aims to develop an embedded DRAM solution optimized for ultra-low-power consumption and
variability immunity, specifically focused on Internet of Things cut-edge devices. The objectives of REMINDER are :
i) Investigation (concept, design, characterization, simulation, modelling), selection and optimization of a
Floating-Body memory bit cell in terms of low power and low voltage, high reliability, robustness
(variability), speed, reduced footprint and cost.
ii) Design and fabrication in FDSOI 28nm (FD28) and FDSOI 14nm (FD14) technology nodes of a
memory matrix based on the optimized bit-cells developed. Matrix memory subcircuits,
blocks and architectures will be carefully analysed from the power-consumption point of view.
In addition variability tolerant design techniques underpinned by variability analysis and statistical
simulation technology will be considered.
iii) Demonstration of a system on chip application using the developed memory solution and
benchmarking with alternative embedded memory blocks.
The eventual replacement of Si by strained Si/SiGe and III-V materials in future CMOS circuits would also
require the redesign of different applications, including memory cells, and therefore we also propose the evaluation
of the optimized bit cells developed in FD28 and FD14 technology nodes using these alternative
materials.
The fulfilment of the objectives above will also imply the development of:
i) New techniques for the electrical characterization of ultimate CMOS nanometric devices. This will
allow us to improve the CMOS technology by boosting device performance.
ii) New behavioural models, incorporating variability effects, to reach a deep understanding of
nanoelectronics devices
iii) Advanced simulation tools for nanoelectronic devices for state of the art, and emerging devices.
iv) Extreme low power solutions
The consortium supporting this proposal is ideally balanced with 2 industrial partners, 2 SMEs, 2 research centers and 3 universities.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Net EU contribution
€ 606 250,00
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Spain

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Andalucía Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

STMICROELECTRONICS SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 537 500,00
Address
Boulevard Romain Rolland 29
92120 Montrouge

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 350 000,00
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow

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West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 761 596,25
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 470 357,10
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 8 527,90
Address
621 Avenue Centrale
38058 Grenoble

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 552 625,00
Gold Standard Simulations ltd

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United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 159 668,75
Address
Mitchell Street 90 Gordon Chambers
G1 3NQ Glasgow

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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
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SURECORE LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 495 750,00
Address
Floor 5, 2 Wellington Place
LS1 4AP Leeds

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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 West Yorkshire Leeds
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Korea Institute of Science and Technology
South Korea
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
39-1 Hawolgok-dong, Seongbuk-gu
136-791 Seoul

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 393 750,00
SYNOPSYS (NORTHERN EUROPE) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 185 268,75
Address
Brook Drive 100 Green Park
RG2 6UJ Reading Berkshire

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00