ALL2GaN Kick-Off Meeting in Villach
23-24 May 2023 at Infineon Technologies Austria AG
“Every Watt counts...because they sum up to TeraW” – With this slogan, the European research project ALL2GaN (Affordable smart GaN IC solutions for greener applications) was launched this week with Infineon Austria taking the lead role.
ALL2GaN brings together 45 partners from twelve countries with a total budget of around 60 million euros. The aim is to fully exploit the energy-saving potential of highly efficient power semiconductors made of the semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN), to integrate them easily and quickly into many applications, and thus to reduce emissions.
Variable "toolbox" for fast integration
Following the development of cost-efficient GaN chips, the research team is now working on a crucial milestone: the novel GaN power semiconductors will be modular and easily embedded in many applications through the integration toolbox. The research extends from individual chip elements, high-performance GaN modules, to chip designs and novel system-on-chip approaches. The advantage: variably adaptable GaN system solutions mean faster integration into applications, energy efficiency increases, and CO2 emissions decrease.
Telecommunications, data centers and server farms will benefit from the new, highly integrable GaN chip generation "Made in Europe", as will e-mobility, renewable energies and highly efficient smart grid solutions. Projections show that this new GaN chip generation can reduce energy losses in applications by an average of 30 percent. This is roughly equivalent to 218 megatons of CO 2 saved worldwide.
average loss reduction across the use cases
average loss reduction per year (worldwide)
saved CO2 per year (worldwide)
"GaN technologies are paving the way for applications that drive decarbonization. Applications such as mobile charging, data center power supplies, residential solar inverters and onboard chargers for electric vehicles are at the tipping point," said Adam White, Division President, Power and Sensor Systems, Infineon Technologies AG. "With the ALL2GaN research project, energy-saving chips made of gallium nitride can now be developed even faster and easily embedded in many applications thanks to the integration toolbox. The research project opens up enormous application potential and creates sustainable benefits."
ALL2GaN kick-off with AIMS5.0 and renowned participants from across Europe
After a press conference on Monday, the kick-off event and thus the official project start of ALL2GaN, coordinated by Infineon in Villach, as well as the research project AIMS5.0, coordinated by Infineon in Munich, took place on May 23-25, 2023 in Villach. Both EU projects are co-funded by the KDT-JU (Key Digital Technologies Joint Undertaking) program of the European Union and the participating countries.
At a glance: EU research project "ALL2GaN"
Project: "ALL2GaN"- Affordable smart GaN IC solutions for greener applications
Management: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
Term: three years until April 2026
Research budget: approx. 60 million euros
Partners: 45 partners from 12 countries
Austria: Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Fronius International GmbH, KAI GmbH, Silicon Austria Labs GmbH, Graz University of Technology, Vienna University of Technology | Belgium: imec, MinDCet NV | Czech Republic: Thermo Fischer Scientific, Brno University of Technology | Denmark: Aalborg University, Ballard Power Systems Europe | Germany: AIXTRON SE, CE-LAB GmbH, Chemnitzer Werkstoffmechanik GmbH, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (IAF, IMWS, IZM), Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co KG, Infineon Technologies AG, IMS Chips, IMST GMbH, NanoWired GmbH, NaMLab gGmbH, Chemnitz University of Technology | Greece: Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas | Netherlands: Applied Micro Electronics "AME" B.V., Nexperia BV, Signify, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology | Norway: Delta electronics (Norway) AS | Slovakia: Nano Design ltd, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava | Spain: For Optimal Renewable Energy, IKERLAN, University of Mondragon, Premium S.A., Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | Sweden: AlixLabs AB, Chalmers University of Technology, Ericsson AB, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, SweGaN AB | Switzerland: Attolight AG, Corintis SA, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL