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SHIFT (2022) – Sustainable Technologies Enabling Future Telecom Applications

Supported by 43 partners, SHIFT aims to make important contributions to the "twin transition", through innovations in component and system technologies for advanced telecommunications. SHIFT consortium will develop innovative semiconductor and packaging technologies and their validation with demonstrators for telecommunication areas such as 5GNR (Beyond 5G) and 6G wireless network access and backhaul, ultra-high speed optical links between servers, satellite telecommunications, and Earth observation.

To be continued...


NeuroSoC (2022) – A multiprocessor system on chip with in-memory neural processing unit

The explosive growth of artificial intelligence and its movement to the edge and end devices have prompted significant research on highly energy efficient and low-latency non-von Neumann computing paradigms such as in-memory computing (IMC). The main objective of NeuroSoC is to develop a flexible computing system where an analog IMC-based neural processing unit is integrated into a multi-processor functional safe and secure system-on-chip to tackle the requirements of a wide set of edge-AI applications. The NeuroSoC approach relying on a solid, mature, and qualified reliable Phase Change Memory technology, will enable to create an industrially proven path to go past the state of the art, answering to the level of maturity need which is compatible with a mass volume production and cost. A hybrid In Memory Neural Processing Unit (IMNPU) based processor can target industrial, automotive, consumer, robotics, personal health, imaging but also scale up to servers/cloud, autonomous driving, NLP, advanced imaging/video, intrusion detection, etc. The NeuroSoC architecture is expected to enhance the energy efficiency and compute density (TOPS/W/mm2) by more than 100x when compared to conventional general-purpose systems. Specifically, NeuroSoC’s aim is to develop an advanced Multi-Processor System on Chip (MPSoC) prototype in FD-SOI 28nm CMOS technology that integrates.


HyperSpace (2022) – HYPER entanglement in SPACE

The european research project HYPERSPACE aims to create the basis for an intercontinental quantum communication network capable of connecting Europe and Canada, relying on space platforms. The goal of HYPERSPACE will be to design and test quantum devices capable of emitting entangled light beams that can resist the losses and noise typical of space-to-earth channels. This objective will be achieved thanks to the use of multi-degree-of-freedom entanglement, the so-called hyper-entanglement, and the realization of ultra-bright sources integrated in silicon. HYPERSPACE stems from a cooperation between 5 European and 3 Canadian partners.


PERISCOPE (2020) – Pan-European Response to the ImpactS of COvid-19 and future  Pandemics and Epidemics


DRAGON (2020) – D-band radio 5G network technology

The DRAGON project, through the exploitation of the radio spectrum in D-band (130-174.8 GHz), will overcome the constraints of current E-band wireless backhaul solutions to achieve a small-form factor and high-capacity radio solution, suitable for massive deployment, that will enable bringing the speed of optical systems to backhaul systems in a cost effective way. The DRAGON project vision and objectives rely on a power efficient and silicon based BiCMOS transceiver analog front end, operating in D-band and enabling cost efficient deployment of telecommunications networks with seamless fiber performance. A beam steering integrated antenna array using an intelligent low-cost packaging technology will be developed for the implementation of the 5G network demo trial on field, with fine beam alignment for facilitating the installation and compensating pole vibration.


Moore4Medical (2019) – Accelerating Innovation in Microfabricated Medical Devices

Compared to the pace of innovation in electronic consumer products, the pace of innovation for medical devices is lagging behind. It is the overarching objective of Moore4Medical to accelerate innovation in electronic medical devices. The new technologies will help fighting the increasing cost of healthcare by: reducing the need for hospitalization, helping the development of personalized therapies, and realizing intelligent point-of-care diagnostic tools.


CAPABLE (2019) – CAncer PAtients Better Life Experience

The EU-funded CAPABLE project aims to develop a cancer patient coaching system with the objective of facing these needs. CAPABLE identifies unexpected needs while providing patient-specific decision support. This feature, together with the chance of discovering unknown adverse effects of new treatments, makes CAPABLE more than a personalised tool for improving life quality.


R3-PowerUp (2016) – 300mm Pilot Line for Smart Power and Power Discretes

R3-POWERUP will push through the new generation of 300mm Pilot Line Facility for Smart Power technology in Europe. This will enable the European industry to set the world reference of innovative and competitive solutions for critical societal challenges, like Energy saving and CO2 Reduction (ref. to COP21 Agreement ), as well as Sustainable Environment through electric mobility and industrial power efficiency.