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technology development and fabrication of HIgh TEmperature high frequency CApacitors for power switch integration

Objective

Automotive, aerospace, and energy production industries can greatly benefit from the development of semiconductor based electronics operating at temperature higher than 150 °C. Wide bandgap semiconductors like SiC and GaN are key enablers as these allow electronics to function at much higher temperatures than silicon. Consequently devices made from these materials can handle more current and thus power compared to Si based ones. However, increasing operating temperatures compromise the performance and reliability of other components in the power electronic system, including capacitors and inductors, interconnects and packaging, and therefore complex cooling systems are required which adds complexity and volume to the device design.

This proposal directly addresses the specific technological challenges of the Call JTI-CS-2013-03-SGO-02-087 entitled “Technology development and fabrication of high-temperature high-frequency capacitors for power switch integration”, in which a thorough programme of work is proposed to develop optimized ceramic formulation and fabrication to provide highly reliable multilayer ceramic capacitors for high-temperature high-frequency capacitors for power switch integration.

The 24 month project will use as its base a new high-K ceramic material (SBFT - Strontium-Bismuth-Ferrum-Titanate) which extends power electronics operating temperature up to 200 C. The SBFT ceramic capacitor is characterized by a low thermal coefficient of capacitance (TCC) of less than 25% up to 200 C. The project will focus firstly on the production of samples with a variety of chemical modifications being performed, subsequently fabrication of MLCCs using non optimised, and optimised materials will be performed and samples delivered to the topic group leader for qualification.

Call for proposal

SP1-JTI-CS-2013-03
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Coordinator

KNOWLES (UK) LIMITED
Address
Hetel Engineering Centre Chapman Way Hethel
NR14 8FB Norwich
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 92 952,50
Administrative Contact
Mark Scharff (Mr.)

Participants (2)

NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 50 680
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Weaver (Dr.)
EURO SUPPORT ADVANCED MATERIALS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 98 033
Address
Liessentstraat 9F
5405 AH Uden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Knuth Albertsen (Dr.)