This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 101004274

Imec has started an Imec Industrial Affiliation Program (IIAP) on GaN Power Electronics Program, presently lead by the Program Director Stefaan Decoutere, in 2012. In this program, imec has developed GaN-on-Si e-mode power HEMTs for 100 Volt, 200 Volt, and 650 Volt rating, based on a p-GaN gate architecture, with threshold voltage ~2.5 Volt. Superlattice-based buffers have been developed on an AIXTRON MOCVD reactor in the frame of the IIAP, and IMEC is presently qualifying its processes on a new in-house AIXTRON G5+ reactor. Next to the p-GaN HEMTs, Gate-edge-terminated Schottky diodes have been developed for 200 Volt and 650 Volt. Both pGaN HEMTs, Schottky barrier diodes and the respective epi buffers are being transferred/licensed Prototyping samples/lots have and are being processed for selected customers. Imec produces 3000 GaN epi wafers per year for research, prototyping and low volume processing.

Thales Alenia Space (“TAS”), a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), is a key European player in space Telecommunications, Navigation, Earth Observation, Science & Exploration, Orbital Infrastructures & Space Transport. The company also teams up with Telespazio to form the “Space Alliance”, which offers a complete range of services and solutions. Thales Alenia Space posted consolidated revenues of about 2,4 billion euros in 2016 and has 7,980 employees in 9 countries

Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG is a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry. Würth Elektronik is part of the Würth Group, the global market leader for fastener technology. The company employs currently 8,300 people and generated sales of 848 million Euro in 2018. Together with Wurth Electronics Midcom, Würth Elektronik iBE, Erwin Büchele and Würth Elektronik Stelvio Kontekt Würth Elektronik eiSos ensures a high availability on all markets worldwide. The Würth Elektronik eiSos product range covers EMC Components, EMC Filters, Capacitors,
Inductors, RF Inductors and LTCC Components, Resistors, Quartz, Oscillators, Transformers, Components for Circuit Protection, Power Modules, LEDs, Connectors, Switches, High-Power Contacts, Assembly Technique, Wireless Connectivity and Sensors.
Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co.KG is one of the largest suppliers of passive components in Europe and one of the few fully integrated PSiP (power system in package) suppliers in Europe. A significant portion of the Würth Elektronik eiSos portfolio targets power supply applications in the industrial market, such as power inductors and transformers or entirely integrated DC/DC converters.

MinDCet is an ISO9001 certified IC design centre with a focus on Power Electronics IC design in various high-demanding industries (Automotive, Space, Aerospace, Test & Measurement, Industrial, Biomedical). See also www.mindet.com
MinDCet’s added value to this H2020 project is the experience of working with the proposed GaN IC technology from IMEC in the SloGAN and and GANIC4S projects, combined with the focus and expertise of Power Electronics ASIC design in general.
Moreover, MinDCet has (and is) been developing custom GaN gate-drivers ICs that are state-of-the art and in some cases Rad-Hard (for TAS-B). Indeed, the performance benefit of using GaN transistors can only be met when they are driven in a high-speed and reliable fashion. Our proven state-of-the art knowledge on this topic is demonstrated in the GaNyMAD GaN power module with our own 100V MinDCet MDCD074 gate-driver (developed in an ESA Tech Transfer Programme).

In Extenso Innovation Croissance (IEIC) is a French consulting and engineering company specialized in innovation management. Founded in 2002, In Extenso Innovation Croissance is specialized in supporting the development of innovative companies thanks to a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team of 100 consultants with backgrounds in both engineering and marketing/finance across all key European industrial sectors. Thanks to over 1000 innovation programs stemming from over 700 different clients, and to the strong relationship with public structures such as incubators, accelerators and clusters (including European Institute of Innovation & Technology – EIT), IEIC has built over 17 years, a strong know-how and expertise for innovation-related services, including:
• Innovation management systems and processes.
• Corporate transformation via innovation.
• Strategic innovation marketing studies to address emerging technologies, to size markets and support our clients for a successful market access/launch.
• Support to technology transfer from laboratories to the industry: IEIC is French technology broker for ESA and European coordinator for the Eurofusion technology brokerage program.
• Public & private innovation program funding.
• Innovation project management.
• Sustainable product development.