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Rf Engineered substrates to FostER fEm performaNCE

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.

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)

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AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 228 646,56

FERFICS LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 75 493,50

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Dresden Module One LLC & Co. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 413 926,25

ATEP - AMKOR TECHNOLOGY PORTUGAL SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 157 344

SENTRONICS METROLOGY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 191 937

SILTRONIC AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 372 445,94

STMICROELECTRONICS SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 97 999,38

TELIT AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS SARL

France

AED ENGINEERING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 345 386,25

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 2 240 924,50

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 876 432,50

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 698 916

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 295 693,50

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD

France

EU Contribution

€ 198 861

UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 115 180

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 692477

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2015

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 33 065 895

  • EU contribution

    € 10 028 062,32

Coordinated by:

SOITEC SA

France