Owing to the ongoing miniaturization of electronic components, reliability is becoming a major challenge for future advanced applications. Launched on 1 May 2020, the Project aims at the improvement of the electronic components and systems reliability via artificial intelligence methods and comprehension of the failures mechanisms, thus reducing the defects in the entire production and value chain, starting form substrate production through to electronic chips and electronic systems. The Project output will support production and sustainable success of investments in electronic components and systems in Europe, particularly in the new applications utilising chips in the fields of energy efficiency, electronic mobility, autonomous management and the Internet of Things.
This unique Project brings together the world's leading reliability experts and the European manufacturing experience to build a sustainable pan-European reliability community. Through the collaboration of academia, industry and knowledge institutes dealing with the challenging issue of reliability, the Project will provide more than 25,000 jobs in 25 participating manufacturing and testing workplaces in Europe.
The Project is coordinated by Infineon Technologies, a leading manufacturing and research Company in the field of electronic components and systems in Europe and the world's leader in power electronics. Within iRel40, 75 universities, companies and research institutions from 13 European and associated countries will work together on reliability issues as one of the strongest consortia in the frame of the ECSEL JU projects.
As the STU Institute of Electronics and Photonics has long been well established in the power electronics research community, working closely with Infineon Technologies, Imec, FHG, Padova University, III-V Lab and other key players in the field of power electronics, it will also be a valuable partner in the iRel40 Project.
For more information on the Project, visit www.irel40.eu.
iRel40 is a European co-funded innovation project that has been granted by the ECSEL Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 876659. The funding of the project comes from the Horizon 2020 research programme and participating countries. National funding is provided by Germany, including the Free States of Saxony and Thuringia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey.