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Rf Engineered substrates to FostER fEm performaNCE

Objective

The REFERENCE project aims to leverage a European leading edge Radio Frequency (RF) ecosystem based on RF Silicon On Insulator (SOI) disruptive technology, perceived as the most promising to address performance, cost and integration needs for RF Front End Modules (FEMs)s.
The project targets to develop over the next 3 years, innovative solutions from material, engineered substrates, process, design, metrology to system integration capable to address the unresolved 4G+ requirements for RF FEMs (data rate >1Gb/s) and pave the way to 5G.
The R&D and demonstration actions include:
• Development of innovative RFSOI substrates for 4G+ / 5G
• Move to 300 mm diameter
• Development of 4G+ / 5G RF-SOI devices with 2 major European foundries : analog in 200 mm 130nm technology, RF digital by combining RFSOI and FDSOI in 300 mm at 22nm;
• Innovative design for 4G+ /5G (analog and RF digital),
• Integration of several 4G+ FEM components on the same chip and demonstration System in Package Technology (SiP).
3 applications are investigated :
• Cellular / Iot : 4G+ RFSOI FEM demonstrator at SiP device level
• Automotive : 4G+ RF-SOI demonstrator at SiP device level
• Aviation: RF-SOI high data rate wireless communication module at system level; targeting a new frequency band for aeronautic.

The project is executed within 5 European countries, by on a strong and complementary and well balanced consortium, 6 large industrial companies (world leaders in material, foundries, aeronautics), 4 SMEs and a network of world class level and major European public research institutes and academics. It clearly aims to develop industrial solutions enabling European leadership and production.
Through this technology disruption, REFERENCE project addresses major thrusts for smart mobility, smart society, semiconductor processes, equipments, design technology and smart systems implementation, and support the societal challenges of smart transport, as well as secure and innovative society.

Call for proposal

H2020-ECSEL-2015-1-RIA-two-stage
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Coordinator

SOITEC SA
Address
Chemin Des Franques - Parc Technologique Des Fontaines
38190 Bernin
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 3 718 875,94

Participants (15)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 228 646,56
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FERFICS LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 75 493,50
Address
Hoffmann Park Inchera
Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Dresden Module One LLC & Co. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 413 926,25
Address
Wilschdorfer Landstrasse 101
01109 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATEP - AMKOR TECHNOLOGY PORTUGAL SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 157 344
Address
Avenida 1 De Maio 801
4485 629 Mindelo Vila Do Conde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SENTRONICS METROLOGY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 191 937
Address
Mallaustrasse 72
68219 Mannheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SILTRONIC AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 372 445,94
Address
Einsteinstrasse 172
81677 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STMICROELECTRONICS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 97 999,38
Address
Boulevard Romain Rolland 29
92120 Montrouge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELIT AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
2, Esplanade Anton Philips Esplanade Effiscience
14460 Colombelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AED ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 345 386,25
Address
Taunusstrasse 51
80807 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 2 240 924,50
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 876 432,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 698 916
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 295 693,50
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
France
EU contribution
€ 198 861
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 115 180
Address
Werner Heisenberg Weg 39
85579 Neubiberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments