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CarbON Nanotube compositE InterconneCTs

Objective

Our modern society has gained enormously from novel miniaturized microelectronic products with enhanced functionality at ever decreasing cost. However, as size goes down, interconnects become major bottlenecks irrespective of the application domain. CONNECT proposes innovations in novel interconnect architectures to enable future CMOS scaling by integration of metal-doped or metal-filled Carbon Nanotube (CNT) composite. To achieve the above, CONNECT aspires to develop fabrication techniques and processes to sustain reliable CNTs for on-chip interconnects. Also challenges of transferring the process into the semiconductor industry and CMOS compatibility will be addressed.
CONNECT will investigate ultra-fine CNT lines and metal-CNT composite material for addressing the most imminent high power consumption and electromigration issues of current state-of-the-art copper interconnects. Demonstrators will be developed to show significantly improved electrical resistivity (up to 10µOhmcm for individual doped CNT lines), ampacity (up to 108A/cm2 for CNT bundles), thermal and electromigration properties compared to state-of-the-art approaches with conventional copper interconnects. Additionally, CONNECT will develop novel CNT interconnect architectures to explore circuit- and architecture-level performance and energy efficiency.
The technologies developed in this project are key for both performance and manufacturability of scaled microelectronics. It will allow increased power density and scaling density of CMOS or CMOS extension and will also be applicable to alternative computing schemes such as neuromorphic computing. The CONNECT consortium has strong links along the value chain from fundamental research to end‐users and brings together some of the best research groups in that field in Europe. The realisation of CONNECT will foster the recovery of market shares of the European electronic sector and prepare the industry for future developments of the electronic landscape

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Net EU contribution
€ 1 187 378,80
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen
Germany

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 1 044 500,00
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 380 043,75
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
AIXTRON LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 325 000,00
Address
Anderson Road Buckingway Business Park Swavesey
CB24 5FQ Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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
€ 561 395,00
Gold Standard Simulations ltd

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United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 134 223,90
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
Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
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
€ 200 450,00
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
SYNOPSYS (NORTHERN EUROPE) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 166 276,10
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