September 14, 2011
Combining sophisticated control logic with the management of high voltages and currents, smart-power technologies are at the leading edge of semiconductor design worldwide. The challenge for the designer is to meet the increasing demand for both voltage handling and greater integration-without sacrificing quality and product lifetimes. The MEDEA+ project SPOT-2 aimed to develop innovative and cost-effective power handling technologies for such applications, while maintaining and stabilising the position of European semiconductor manufaturers in increasingly competitive global markets.
TELEFUNKEN Semiconductors coordinated this project and worked in partnership with companies Atmel, Audi, Robert Bosch, Bruco, Continental Automotive, Infineon, LAAS-CNRS, NXP, ON Semiconductor, SOITEC, TU-Vienna and X-FAB. The project was supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the program IKT 2020 under grant contract SPOT-2, 13N10330.