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Enhanced substrates and GaN pilot lines enabling compact power applications

Objective

The key objective of PowerBase “Enhanced substrates and GaN pilot lines enabling compact power applications” is to ensure the availability of Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) for key markets and for addressing societal challenges, aiming at keeping Europe at the forefront of the technology development, bridging the gap between research and exploitation, creating economic and employment growth in the European Union. The project PowerBase aims to contribute to the industrial ambition of value creation in Europe and fully supports this vision by addressing key topics of ECSEL multi annual strategic plan 2014. By positioning PowerBase as innovation action a clear focus on exploitation of the expected result is primary goal.
To expand the limits in current power semiconductor technologies the project focuses on setting up a qualified wide band gap GaN technology Pilot line, on expanding the limits of today’s silicon based substrate materials for power semiconductors, improving manufacturing efficiency by innovative automation, setting up of a GaN compatible chip embedding pilot line and demonstrating innovation potential in leading compact power application domains.
PowerBase is a project proposal with a vertical supply chain involved with contributions from partners in 7 European countries. This spans expertise from raw material research, process innovation, pilot line, assembly innovation and pilot line up to various application domains representing enhanced smart systems. The supporting partners consist of market leaders in their domain, having excellent technological background, which are fully committed to achieve the very challenging project goals.
The project PowerBase aims to have significant impact on mart regions. High tech jobs in the area of semiconductor technologies and micro/nano electronics in general are expressed core competences of the regions Austria: Carinthia, Styria, Germany: Sachsen, Bavaria and many other countries/ regions involved.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment

Call for proposal

ECSEL-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

ECSEL-IA - ECSEL Innovation Action
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Coordinator

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG
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Siemensstrasse 2
9500 Villach
Austria
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 546 241,89

Participants (38)

PLANSEE SE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 59 306,55
Address
Metallwerk Planseestrasse 71
6600 Reutte
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 201 709,95
Address
Froniusstrasse 1
4643 Pettenbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KAI KOMPETENZZENTRUM AUTOMOBIL - UND INDUSTRIEELEKTRONIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 144 101,75
Address
Europastrasse 8
9524 Villach St Magdalen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMS AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 875 669,62
Address
Tobelbaderstrasse 30
8141 Unterpremstaetten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CISC SEMICONDUCTOR GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 66 185,60
Address
Lakeside B07
9020 Klagenfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 131 853,15
Address
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BESI AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 226 762,25
Address
Innstrasse 16
6240 Radfeld
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SILICON AUSTRIA LABS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 106 968,55
Address
Inffeldgasse 33
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 5 990 663,68
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
EPIGAN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 503 902
Address
Kempische Steenweg 293
3500 Hasselt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 519 911,42
Address
Am Campeon 1-15
85579 Neubiberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SILTRONIC AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 621 616,75
Address
Hanns Seidel Platz 4
81737 Munchen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Pac Tech - Packaging Technologies GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 84 816,51
Address
Am Schlangenhorst 7-9
14641 Nauen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAUMANN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 88 208,75
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Oskar-von-miller-str.7
92224 Amberg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NANOFOCUS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 200 762,69
Address
Max Planck Ring 48
46049 Oberhausen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 350 585,30
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX PLANCK INSTITUT FUR EISENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 96 410,40
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
40237 Dusseldorf
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Research Organisations
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES DRESDEN GMBH& CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 630 785,39
Address
Konigsbrucker Strasse 180
01099 Dresden
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NAMLAB GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 216 542,81
Address
Nothnitzer Strasse 64
01187 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
FREIBERGER COMPOUND MATERIALS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 203 538,04
Address
Am Junger Lowe Schacht 5
09599 Freiberg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 690,60
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FABMATICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 139 969
Address
Zur Steinhoehe 1
01109 Dresden
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 349 456,25
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 510 859,70
Address
Via Dei Valtorta 48
20127 Milan0
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELTEK AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 378 503
Address
Graterudveien 8
3036 Drammen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 171 159
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Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 111 718,75
Address
Vazovova 5
81243 Bratislava
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NANO DESIGN SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 56 875
Address
Drotarskacesta 6385 19A
811 04 Bratislava
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FOR OPTIMAL RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 190 218,60
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Calle Celsa 17 Nave 13 A
50197 Zaragoza
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IKERLAN S. COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 139 059,70
Address
P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
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Other
GREEN POWER TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 171 478,45
Address
Avenida Camas Pg Pibo 28
41110 Bollullos De La Mitacion Sevilla
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 155 537,85
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
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Research Organisations
QUANTEMOL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 97 957
Address
Lancaster Grove 37
NW3 4HB London
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPTS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 113 003
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Ringland Way
NP18 2TA Newport
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MEMSSTAR LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 37 187
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Quartermile One 15 Lauriston Place
EH3 9EP Edinburgh
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UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
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€ 97 685
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Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
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Besi Netherlands BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 166 153
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Ratio 6
6921 RW Duiven
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TRYMAX SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT BV
Netherlands
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€ 222 495
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Roggeweg 26 B
6534 AJ Nijmegen
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