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

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.
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Coordinator

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG

Address

Siemensstrasse 2
9500 Villach

Austria

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 876 875

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FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 233 375,31

CTR CARINTHIAN TECH RESEARCH AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 317 116,63

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 287 875

AT & S AUSTRIA TECHNOLOGIE & SYSTEMTECHNIK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 378 605,94

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 2 752 070,56

AIXTRON SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 409 375

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 032 974,06

SILTRONIC AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 227 822,19

MAX PLANCK INSTITUT FUR EISENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 223 562,50

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 506 720,81

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 68 482,75

NAMLAB GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 330 571,06

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 238 234,50

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES ITALIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 725 625

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 175 000

ELTEK AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 582 312,50

SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 135 625

NANO DESIGN SRO

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 78 750

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 258 594,44

ATTOLIGHT SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 220 231,13

IKERLAN S COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 350 000

FOR OPTIMAL RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 178 575

LEAR CORPORATION ENGINEERING SPAIN SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 213 229,06

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 642 867,75

SWEGAN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 649 057,88

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 826392

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 48 438 216,26

  • EU contribution

    € 14 093 529,07

Coordinated by:

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG

Austria