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GaN densily integrated with Si-CMOS for reliable, cost effective high frequency power delivery systems

Objective

Power electronics is the key technology to control the flow of electrical energy between source and load for a wide variety of applications from the GWs in energy transmission lines, the MWs in datacenters that power the internet to the mWs in mobile phones. Wide band gap semiconductors such as GaN use their capability to operate at higher voltages, temperatures, and switching frequencies with greater efficiencies. The GaNonCMOS project aims to bring GaN power electronic materials, devices and systems to the next level of maturity by providing the most densely integrated materials to date. This development will drive a new generation of densely integrated power electronics and pave the way toward low cost, highly reliable systems for energy intensive applications.

This will be realized by integrating GaN power switches with CMOS drivers densely together using different integration schemes from the package level up to the chip level including wafer bonding between GaN on Si(111) and CMOS on Si (100) wafers. This requires the optimization of the GaN materials stack and device layout to enable fabrication of normally-off devices for such low temperature integration processes (max 400oC). In addition, new soft magnetic core materials reaching switching frequencies up to 200 Mhz with ultralow power losses will be developed. This will be assembled with new materials and methods for miniaturised packages to allow GaN devices, modules and systems to operate under maximum speed and energy efficiency. A special focus is on the long term reliability improvements over the full value chain of materials, devices, modules and systems. This is enabled by the choice of consortium partners that cover the entire value chain from universities, research centers, SME’s, large industries and vendors that incorporate the developed technology into practical systems such as datacenters, automotive, aviation and e-mobility bikes

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2016-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 801 808,24

Participants (11)

EPIGAN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 619 663,75
Address
Kempische Steenweg 293
3500 Hasselt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 705 800
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AT & S AUSTRIA TECHNOLOGIE & SYSTEMTECHNIK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 523 075
Address
Fabriksgasse 13
8700 Leoben
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IHP GMBH - INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS/LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 014 541,25
Address
Im Technologiepark 25
15236 Frankfurt Oder
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 1 540 265
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RECOM ENGINEERING GMBH & CO KG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 612 130
Address
Munzfeld 35
4810 Gmunden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PNO INNOVATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 323 718,76
Address
Excelsiorlaan 51
1930 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PNO INNOVATION

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Excelsiorlaan 51
1930 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
High Tech Campus 60
5656AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
X-FAB SEMICONDUCTOR FOUNDRIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 105 062,50
Address
Haarbergstrasse 67
99097 Erfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)