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Shrink-Path of Ultra-Low Power Superconducting Electronics

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.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-1
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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
Address
Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Doerte Lorenz (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 53 000
Address
Ehrenbergstrasse 29
98693 Ilmenau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Mirow (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 38 500
Address
Kaiserstrasse
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Doris Duffner (Ms.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Doris Duffner (Ms.)
IMMS INSTITUT FUER MIKROELEKTRONIK- UND MECHATRONIK-SYSTEME GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 18 500
Address
Ehrenbergstrasse 27
98693 Ilmenau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mario Goerlach (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 18 500
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Colombel (Mrs.)
THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 38 500
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sabine JOAQUIM (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE SAVOIE MONT BLANC
France
EU contribution
€ 80 500
Address
Rue Marcoz 27 Domaine Universitaire
73011 Chambery
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pascal FEBVRE (Dr.)
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 18 500
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe JOST (Mr)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 38 500
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Russo (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 58 500
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arend Tigelaar (Mr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 20 500
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Collin (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 500
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robert Fekete (Mr)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Winfield (Mr.)
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 30 500
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cornelia Malherbe (Ms.)