Project information

Project name
737465 MICROPRINCE
Period
Apr 2017 - Mar 2020
Call
ECSEL-JU 2016
Total Partners
13
txt-member-partners
2
Website
microprince.eu/index.php
EU Funding
3,34 M Euro

Micro-transfer-printing, or µTP technology, is a key enabler for smart systems integration thanks to its various unique features. The know-how and processing capability for the μTP technology needs to be transferred from a research level to an industrially relevant environment in order to make use of the various advantages of the μTP technology. To achieve this objective a μTP tool used for research application with manual-handling, will be re-designed and adopted to be suitable for industrial manufacturing. MICROPRINCE will create a pilot line for heterogeneous integration of smart syst...

Micro-transfer-printing, or µTP technology, is a key enabler for smart systems integration thanks to its various unique features. The know-how and processing capability for the μTP technology needs to be transferred from a research level to an industrially relevant environment in order to make use of the various advantages of the μTP technology. To achieve this objective a μTP tool used for research application with manual-handling, will be re-designed and adopted to be suitable for industrial manufacturing. MICROPRINCE will create a pilot line for heterogeneous integration of smart systems by micro-transfer-printing (μTP) in a semiconductor foundry manufacturing environment. Functional components like processed III/V devices, optical filters, and special sensors will be transfer printed to demonstrate the capabilities of the technology and the pilot line. The project will demonstrate its capability on five defined target application scenarios: - μTP for magnetic sensors - μTP of optical filters on photosensitive sensors - μTP for silicon photonics - μTP for LED devices and - μTP for life science applications The design and characterization of such heterogeneous integrated systems will be supported by advanced design and simulation technologies. Furthermore, the MICROPRINCE pilot line will target cost-effectiveness and energy-efficiency in production of robust and stable processes, as well as technology and product diversification with high yield and outstanding quality in a world-class environment. The project will create a new environment for the heterogeneous system integration to enable innovative ECS solutions as a crucial building block to tackle societal challenges and to strengthen Europe’s industrial leadership. MICROPRINCE will improve the competitiveness of industrial small, medium and large enterprises and strengthen the position of research institutes. This will influence the long- and medium-term position in key markets leading to economic and employment growth in the European Union. The development and production in Europe will also strengthen the world market position through new innovative products and smart solutions enabled by μTP.

Project leader

Name
Ronny Gerbach
Organisation
X-Fab Mems Foundry GmbH
Country
Germany