Success continues for the SD Center with its contributions to the IPCEI project
In October, the FBK’s Sensors & Devices Center (FBK-SD) attended the General Assembly (GA) for the Important Projects of Common European Interest on Microelectronics (IPCEI ME) and afterwards the kick-off meeting for the exciting new project, IPCEI ME and communication technologies (IPCEI ME/CT).
At the GA meeting, the SD Centre presented the first encouraging results from the new state-of-the-art 3D integration clean room. The new laboratory will enable the development of silicon photomultiplier sensors with tapered backside illumination (BSI SiPM) to add new functionalities and expand the applications of the sensors currently produced at the SD Center.
The IPCEI ME GA, organized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, took place in Berlin on 23 October. Each partner presented updates to the Member States and EU Commission representatives. This year’s meeting was particularly significant since some of the partners had concluded their work and were able to share their first results and innovative products.
Participants of the IPCEI-ME General Assembly
Following the success of the IPCEI ME, funding to support a new project – IPCEI ME/CT – was announced in June earlier this year. The kick-off meeting for IPCEI ME/CT was held on 24 October and attended by over 100 delegates, including partners, member states and EU commissioners. FBK’s participation in this project is ensured by the SD Center which has an ambitious project in place to further develop and bring in new technologies for SiC, SiGe and hybrid integration. This new avenue of research will be crucial to the development of novel devices and systems for next-generation communication, quantum chips and many other high-impact technologies.
View of the new 3D integration cleanroom at FBK-SD
About IPCEI: funded by the EU, the IPCEI are strategic projects delivered by large-scale European consortia. The projects are selected to complement the European Union Industrial Strategy. They leverage knowledge, expertise, finances, and economic actors from across the Union to address market or systemic failures and societal challenges creating a positive impact for the entire Union.