The €4.7 million project will make the unique research infrastructure of three of Europe’s leading research centers available to the nanoelectronics modeling-and-characterization research community.
The three partners will provide researchers access to advanced device data, test chips and characterization equipment. This access program will enable the research community to explore new developments in industry and meet the challenges created in an ever-evolving and demanding digital world.
The partners’ respective facilities represent more than €2 billion of combined research infrastructure with unique credentials in advanced semiconductor processing, nanofabrication, heterogeneous and 3D integration, electrical characterisation and atomistic and TCAD modelling. This is the first time that access to these state-of-the-art devices and test structures will become available anywhere in the world.
“We are delighted to coordinate the ASCENT programand to be partners with world-leading institutes CEA-Leti and imec,” said Dr. Kieran Drain, Tyndall National Institute CEO. “ASCENT has the capacity to change the paradigm of European research through unprecedented access to cutting-edge technologies.”
“The ASCENT project is an efficient, strategic way to open the complementary infrastructure and expertise of Tyndall, Leti and imec to a broad range of researchers from Europe’s nanoelectronics modelling-and-characterisation sectors,” said Leti CEO Marie-Noëlle Semeria.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 65384.