Power Semiconductor and Electronics Manufacturing 4.0
The vision of SemI40 is to enable future development of the European manufacturing industry toward the “Industry 4.0”.
Electronic components and systems are key drivers for the innovation capacity of European industries, generating economic growth and supporting meaningful jobs for citizens. The project will focus on "smart production" and "cyber-physical production systems" and is one of the largest Industry 4.0 projects in Europe.
Addressing European Policies for 2020 and beyond the “Power Semiconductor and Electronics Manufacturing 4.0” project responds to the urgent need of increasing the competitiveness of the Semiconductor manufacturing industry in Europe through establishing smart, sustainable and integrated Enterprise Collaboration Systems manufacturing. Positioned as an Innovation Action it is the high ambition of SemI40 to implement technical solutions into the pilot lines of the industry partners.
Factories must be adaptable to the dynamic environment in order to be able to respond faster and more flexible to changes along the entire supply chain - a further research aspect of SemI40.
As a private-public partnership, SemI4.0 will increase the global competitiveness of the European electronics industry. It pools investments from industry, individual countries and ECSEL (Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership) Joint Undertaking. Apart from investments from industry, SemI40 is co-funded by grants from Austria (BMVIT), Germany, France, Italy and Portugal and by ECSEL Joint Undertaking.
Critical Manufacturing is one of the four Portuguese companies that get together with a common aim of establishing smart, sustainable, and integrated manufacturing.
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In this project 37 partners will carry out research into further developing autonomous factories. The common goal is the next stage in the development of Industry 4.0 applications.
Austria: Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft, AVL List GmbH, Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH, Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH, Infineon Technologies Austria AG (project management), Infineon Technologies IT-Services GmbH, KAI Kompetenzzentrum Automobil- und Industrieelektronik GmbH, Know Center, Virtual Vehicle Research Center, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH, Plansee SE, Vienna University of Technology, University of Klagenfurt;
Germany: ELMOS Semiconductor AG, Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research, Infineon Technologies AG, Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH, Institute for Automation and Communication in Magdeburg, Metralabs GmbH Neue Technologies und Systema, PLASMETREX GmbH, Roth & Rau – Ortner GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, Schiller Automatisierungstechnik GmbH, Semikron Elektronik GmbH & Co.KG, Systementwicklung Dipl.-Inf. Manfred Austen GmbH, Dresden University of Technology, znt – Zentren für Neue Technologien GmbH;
France: Ion Beam Services;
Italy: L.P.E. SPA, Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi Pavia;
Portugal: Critical Manufacturing SA, Instituto de Telecomunicações – Pólo de Aveiro, Nanium S.A., Universidade de Aveiro.