Collaboration with partners from business and science in publicly funded projects enables us to identify technological trends faster and be actively involved in shaping new business fields right from the start.
Here we present a selection of publicly funded projects Bosch Semiconductors is involved in.
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.
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.