Power Semiconductors are key drivers for the innovation capability of European industries, large and small, in turn generating economic growth and supporting meaningful jobs for citizens. At the critical interface between data processing and the harsh, real world, they support solutions for some of the difficult societal challenges addressed by European policies for 2020 and beyond. For both reasons, it is vital that investments continue to be made to ensure European collaboration, and access to the technologies, know-how and capacities which guarantee growth potential and strategic independence in the face of tough competition and increased globalisation.
PowerBase will set up and enhance power semiconductor manufacturing pilot lines for wafer production and chip packaging, with special attention for compact power applications. Demonstrators and full-scale testing are essential building blocks in PowerBase, stepping up Europe's innovation capability by developing technologies specifically addressing energy efficient systems.