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Objective

REACTION will push through the first worldwide 200mm Silicon Carbide (SiC) Pilot Line Facility for Power technology. This will enable the European industry to set the world reference of innovative and competitive solutions for critical societal challenges, like Energy saving and CO2 Reduction as well as Sustainable Environment through electric mobility and industrial power efficiency.
Establishing the first 200mm SiC Pilot Line in the world and developing the most innovative and cost competitive technology, this project will address mass-market applications like smart energy and smart mobility, and industrial. It will allow to meet the more and more increasing demand of requirements in terms of quality and cost constraint for next decade generation’s power electronics.
The Project strength is the complete Pilot Line value chain implementation, integrating and optimizing partnership in the fields of SiC equipment developers, SiC process technologists, RTOs, and end users partners till the final applications context. This will allow to develop a full 8” SiC line ecosystem enhancing the competitiveness of EU- Industries down to the value chain in a market context where other countries today, such as the USA or Japan, are just starting to play on 6” SiC market.
Innovative SiC power device Performances improvements, together with cost and size reductions, are the most relevant challenges addressed in the project that are expected to lead to a new stronger European supply chain for very compact SiC converters, from 600V to 3.3kV range, ideal for the addressed applications; the ambition is therefore to play a primary role towards excellence in Europe by a first generations of 8” SiC profitable Smart Mobility and Smart Energy products and components, primary access to IPs for the relevant essential capabilities, competitiveness of manufacturing in Europe.
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Coordinator

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Address

Via C.Olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 3 100 000

Participants (26)

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CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LA NANOELETTRONICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 805 000,43

L.P.E. SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 250 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO

Italy

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EVATEC AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 313 725

HQ-Dielectrics GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 185 840,63

JSR MICRO NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 95 259,50

MITTUNIVERSITETET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

ELFOREST AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 112 500

EV GROUP E. THALLNER GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 124 380

UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

NANO DESIGN SRO

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 80 625

SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 113 750

LAM RESEARCH SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 162 048

CENTROTHERM INTERNATIONAL AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 097 921,25

INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII ELEKTRONOWEJ

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

DISCO HI-TEC EUROPE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 162 500

II-VI GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 300 000

FOR OPTIMAL RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 328 738,13

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 152 436,81

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 239 250

DACPOL SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

IKERLAN S COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 304 500

APPLIED MATERIALS IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 48 477,50

APPLIED MATERIALS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 25 000

TERNIENERGIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 70 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 783158

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 46 454 156,25

  • EU contribution

    € 10 401 952,25

Coordinated by:

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy