The aim of IoSense is to boost pilot production capacity and improving Time-to-Market for innovative microelectronics, so increasing the competitiveness of European ECS industries. This is to be accomplished by establishing three, fully connected semiconductor pilot lines in Europe:
- two 200mm frontend lines (Dresden and Regensburg)
- one backend line (Regensburg) networking with existing, highly specialized manufacturing lines.
The focus is on the availability of innovative, competitive and indigenously European sensors and sensor systems, for applications in Smart Mobility, Society, Energy, Health and Production.
IoSense will close the gap in time to bring ideas into high volume market (less than one year) and increase the manufacturing capacity of sensor/MEMS components in the involved pilot lines by a factor of 10, while reducing manufacturing cost and time by 30%.
IoSense is designed to enable focused development work on technological and application oriented tasks combining with market orientation. “Design to Market Needs” will be accomplished by customer involvement, embedding all required functionality besides sensors. Finally, the time for idea-to-market for new sensor systems is intended to be brought down to less than one year. Semiconductor manufacturing will get a new boost in Europe, enabling competitive solutions to the industry, securing employment and providing solutions to upcoming challenges in the IoT era.