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Lotus, EFRE, ERDF, collaborative_project

In today’s consumer electronics like mobile phones and wearable devices, power consumption is a key performance indicator. That is why the industry strives for new approaches to further improve the power consumption of the sensors they build.

The LOTUS project is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the objective is to investigate on low-voltage circuit designs for ultra-low-power sensors.

Founding project partners are Bosch Sensortec Dresden, Racyics GmbH and TU Dresden. Bosch Sensortec is elaborating on digital circuit power consumption optimization by new digital circuit approaches.


METIS, collaborative_project

METIS (MicroElectronics Training Industry and Skills) evaluates key trends in microelectronics regarding required education and skills, defining the next generation of microelectronics education. The 4-year project is EU funded and has 20 project partners.
Bosch contributes by identifying occupational profiles, needs and gaps and therefore helping to establish a European Microelectronics Observatory to monitor key trends affecting the microelectronics industry.
Training semiconductor skills is important to achieve a high number of qualified employees in the semiconductor manufacturing sector. Although traditional face-to-face teaching is beneficial for a good communication between teacher and learners, online courses (live or pre-recorded) enable a wider spreading, even among different countries, to achieve a higher number of learners.
METIS refers to the European pact of skills and provides an exchange platform for semiconductor courses. It also reinforces the network of European partners for future technologies.

> This video explains the fundamentals of lithography, demonstrating the the lithography process in the training lab as well as in the wafer fab.


ARAMID, collaborative_project

Alongside electric powertrains, self-driving vehicles are seen as the solution to the transport and environmental issues of the future. A key technology in that solution is RADAR, which together with video cameras or LIDAR sensors can monitor the vehicle's surroundings even when visibility is extremely poor.

The ARAMID funding project (the acronym comes from the German for "RADAR for autonomous driving for everyone") is being financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Its objective is to prepare the next stage in functionality and economic viability for the wide use of RADAR sensors in automotive vehicles.

The other funding project partners alongside Bosch Sensortec Dresden are the Dresden branches of Globalfoundries, Semitec, Fraunhofer IKTS, and Fraunhofer IIS/EAS.

Bosch Sensortec Dresden is developing a robust RADAR test chip for mainstream ADAS applications together with Robert Bosch GmbH Reutlingen.

The funding project fosters the creation of a regional cluster for application and manufacturing excellence, which will further strengthen the significance of the state of Saxony as an important technology hub.


IPCEI, collaborative_project

The EU has approved the first project of common European interest (IPCEI) for research and innovation in microelectronics. This project launched by France, Germany, Italy and the UK, is one of the key initiatives to maintain the European position in microelectronics. The results of research and development will be used for generating positive effects on the European economy and society. Within the framework of the project, Bosch will set up and expand the facilities in Dresden and Reutlingen and increase knowledge in smart power electronics and smart sensors in Europe.