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Research for GaN technologies, devices, packages and applications to address the challenges of the future GaN roadmap

Objective

The main objective of UltimateGaN is to safeguard Europe’s leading position in terms of power semiconductors and high performance RF applications by driving an innovative breakthrough change with the next generation of GaN-technologies. Several predecessor projects are the basis for the availability of the first generation of European based GaN-devices, also revealing that the challenges of these technologies have been heavily underestimated. This makes the high potential of GaN clearly evident to overcome the persisting threats of higher electric fields, current densities and power densities related to the necessity of device shrinkage.
The new concept of following a vertical approach to address research through the entire supply chain of technology, packaging, reliability and application will enable a significant improvement of efficiency that goes beyond the limits of silicon based semiconductors in combination with packages that fully utilize the shrink-path of power GaN devices and which are not ready as of today.
UltimateGaN’s unique approach addresses, among others, the following innovative applications with the scope to enable digitalisation and energy efficiency for 5G, Smart Grids and Smart Mobility that goes hand in hand with a significant reduction of the CO2 footprint:
•Extremely efficient server power supply enabling lower energy consumption in data centres
•Benchmark Photovoltaic inverters in terms of efficiency and size to foster the use of renewable energies
•Affordable 5G-Amplifiers up to mm-wave enabling a faster 5G rollout
•GaN powered LIDAR application to enable autonomous driving
•Highest efficiency µ-Grid-converters and On-Board Chargers
The global state-of-the-art first generation GaN devices are mainly based on US and Asian suppliers. Only a cooperative project like UltimateGaN with European market leaders and world-class researchers can take on the challenges and bring Europe at the forefront in terms of GaN enabled opportunities.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless/5g
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-ECSEL-2018-2-RIA-two-stage-1
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Funding Scheme

ECSEL-RIA - ECSEL Research and Innovation Action

Coordinator

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG
Address
Siemensstrasse 2
9500 Villach
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 876 875

Participants (25)

FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 233 375,31
Address
Froniusstrasse 1
4643 Pettenbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SILICON AUSTRIA LABS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 317 116,63
Address
Inffeldgasse 33
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 287 875
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AT & S AUSTRIA TECHNOLOGIE & SYSTEMTECHNIK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 378 605,94
Address
Fabriksgasse 13
8700 Leoben
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 2 752 070,56
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
AIXTRON SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 409 375
Address
Dornkaulstrasse 2
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 032 974,06
Address
Am Campeon 1-15
85579 Neubiberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SILTRONIC AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 227 822,19
Address
Hanns Seidel Platz 4
81737 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAX PLANCK INSTITUT FUR EISENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 223 562,50
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
40237 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 506 720,81
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 68 482,75
Address
Strasse Der Nationen 62
09111 Chemnitz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NAMLAB GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 330 571,06
Address
Nothnitzer Strasse 64 A
01187 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 238 234,50
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 725 625
Address
Via Dei Valtorta 48
20127 Milan0
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 175 000
Address
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ELTEK AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 582 312,50
Address
Graterudveien 8
3036 Drammen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 135 625
Address
Vazovova 5
81243 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NANO DESIGN SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 78 750
Address
Drotarskacesta 6385 19A
811 04 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 258 594,44
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ATTOLIGHT SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 220 231,13
Address
Epfl Innovation Park Building D
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IKERLAN S. COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
Activity type
Other
FOR OPTIMAL RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 178 575
Address
Calle Celsa 17 Nave 13 A
50197 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LEAR CORPORATION ENGINEERING SPAIN SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 213 229,06
Address
C/ Fusters 54
43800 Valls
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 642 867,75
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
SWEGAN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 649 057,88
Address
Teknikringen 8D
583 30 Linkoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)