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Shrink-Path of Ultra-Low Power Superconducting Electronics

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 215297

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2008

  • End date

    30 June 2010

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 584 316

  • EU contribution

    € 550 000

Coordinated by:

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER PHOTONISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN E.V.

Germany

Project description

Next-Generation Nanoelectronics Components and Electronics Integration The project supported joint efforts of European academic and industrial groups in the superconductive technologies field The Support Action S-PULSE aims to prepare Superconducting Electronics (SE) for the technology generation beyond the CMOS scaling limits ("beyond CMOS"). Scaling laws in CMOS technology indicate that some concepts cannot be simply extrapolated, and new physical effects that have been negligible up to now, have to be taken into account in the future. Due to the total different physical base in SE, it never had a scaling law, and quantum limits define the ultimate speed. This provides already demonstrated logic operation speed above 100 GHz with typically power dissipation of 1 aJ per logic operation with a 1 µm feature size metal based process. The European activities in SE are currently coordinated by the non-profit Society FLUXONICS e.V., a SCENET initiative under FP6 for a dynamic technology platform in SE. As a major outcome of this network, a circuit foundry for SE was established, a cell library was made available and a first roadmap was drawn up in the field. S-PULSE supports joint efforts of European academic and industrial groups in the superconducting technologies field. The action is to strengthen the vital link between research and development on the one hand and the industrial view on the other hand, bring together industrial expectations and visionary extrapolation and current status of technology, intensify the exchange of knowledge and ideas, take charge of education, and win public interest. The overall strategy of S-PULSE is to broaden the FLUXONICS network and to promote the formation of a European Technology Platform (ETP) to develop and implement a Strategic Research Agenda in the field of ultra-low power superconducting electronics down to the nano-scale domain. With the view on the formation of an industrial guided ETP in the field of SE, the SA is expected to strengthen the competitiveness of the European nanoelectronics industry and to make SE technologies ready to compete with other technologies in the world markets.

Coordinator Contact

Hans-Georg Meyer (Dr.)

Coordinator

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER PHOTONISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN E.V.

Address

Albert Einstein Strasse 9
07745 Jena

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 66 500

Administrative Contact

Volker Reichel (Mr.)

Participants (15)

PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 28 500

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 53 000

UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 38 500

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

IMMS INSTITUT FUER MIKROELEKTRONIK- UND MECHATRONIK-SYSTEME GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 18 500

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 18 500

THALES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 38 500

UNIVERSITE SAVOIE MONT BLANC

France

EU Contribution

€ 80 500

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 18 500

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 38 500

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 58 500

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 20 500

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 18 500

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 22 500

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 30 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 215297

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2008

  • End date

    30 June 2010

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 584 316

  • EU contribution

    € 550 000

Coordinated by:

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER PHOTONISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN E.V.

Germany