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Vertical GaN on Silicon: Wide Band Gap Power at Silicon Cost

Objective

YESvGaN targets a new low-cost wide band gap (WBG) power transistor technology for enabling high-efficiency power electronic systems in the field of electromobility, industrial drives, renewable energies and data centers. In many applications requiring power transistors with high voltage and current rating (600…1200V, ~100A), silicon IGBT technology is nowadays used due to cost considerations accepting its lower efficiency compared to WBG solutions. The main objective of YESvGaN is to demonstrate innovative vertical gallium nitride (GaN) power transistors fabricated on a low-cost substrate such as silicon. This so-called vertical membrane architecture combines the superior performance of GaN as WBG power transistor material with the advantages of a vertical architecture regarding current and voltage robustness at a price competitive to silicon IGBTs. To this end, the entire value chain from substrate, epitaxy, process technology, interconnection technology to application in relevant power electronic systems is addressed. YESvGaN clusters the relevant competences along the value chain in a consortium of large companies, SMEs and institutes from seven European countries.

Call for proposal

H2020-ECSEL-2020-2-RIA-two-stage
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Coordinator

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 611 629,06

Participants (22)

AIXTRON SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 968 750
Address
Dornkaulstrasse 2
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FERDINAND-BRAUN-INSTITUT GGMBH LEIBNIZ- INSTITUT FUR HOCHSTFREQUENZTECNIK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 477 317,75
Address
Gustav-kirchhoff-strasse 4
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 277 703,13
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
SOITEC BELGIUM NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 375 937,50
Address
Kempische Steenweg 293
3500 Hasselt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 692 030,06
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FINEPOWER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 109 506,75
Address
Carl Zeiss Ring 21
85737 Ismaning
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EV GROUP E. THALLNER GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 299 225
Address
Di Erich Thallner Strasse 1
4782 St Florian Am Inn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ION BEAM SERVICES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 180 387,50
Address
Rue Gaston Imbert Prolongee
13790 Rousset
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEXAGEM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 296 662,50
Address
Ideon Alfa 3 Scheelevagen 15
223 63 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 196 875
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
X-FAB Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 484
Address
Grenzstrasse 28
01109 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
X-FAB GLOBAL SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 214 430
Address
Haarbergstrasse 67
99097 Erfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SMART INDUCTION CONVERTER TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 301 312,50
Address
Calle Catedratico Agustin Escardino 9
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 154 000
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NANOWIRED GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 168 750
Address
Emanuel-merck-strasse 99
64579 Gernsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 165 709,69
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MATERIALS CENTER LEOBEN FORSCHUNG GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 186 948,56
Address
Roseggerstrasse 12
8700 Leoben
Activity type
Research Organisations
SILTRONIC AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 322 815
Address
Einsteinstrasse 172
81677 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUREL SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 129 375
Address
Via Foro Dei Tigli 4
47015 Modigliana Fo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LA NANOELETTRONICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 225 312,50
Address
Via Toffano 2
40125 Bologna
Activity type
Research Organisations
RAW POWER SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 142 500
Address
Via Fratelli Cervi 80
42124 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STMICROELECTRONICS (TOURS) SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
10 Rue Thales De Milet
37100 Tours
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)