Free access to the European Infrastructure for Nanoelectronics

Keywords: nanoelectronics, infrastructure, research
Duration: 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2024
Programme: Horizon 2020 research and innovation

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European tool box for microelectronics: You put in your technical enquiry and we look for the suitable tool for you!

We offer free access to European nanoelectronics research infrastructures, providing key competences in state-of-the-art processing, modelling and simulation datasets, metrology and characterization, test equipment and chips.

Who is it for

Researchers in SMEs, large companies, universities and research centres.

Benefits for SMEs


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Access Providers

  • Tyndall National Institute (IE)
  • CEA-Leti (FR)
  • Fraunhofer Mikroelekronik (DE)
  • Imec (BE)
  • INL International Nanotechnology Laboratory (PT/ES)

Next ASCENT+ Webinar

#7 Fraunhofer IPMS: Material development for MRAM and FRAM stacks

Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 15:00 CET

Today, data is the lifeblood disrupting many industries. The vast majority of this data is stored in the form of non-volatile magnetic bits in hard disk drives. This technology was developed more than half a century ago and has reached fundamental scaling limits that prevent further increases in storage capacity. New approaches are needed.

In the webinar, FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory) and MRAM (Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory) will be presented as two promising concepts for future ultra-low power memory technologies. Special attention will be paid to material development and fabrication on state-of-the-art industrial equipment for 300 mm wafers.

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More about the project

As a further development and extension of the ASCENT programme, the newly launched ASCENT+ project integrates additional key European infrastructures to address emerging research challenges in the field of nanoelectronics. Through a single entry point and a user-oriented access interface, ASCENT+ offers specifically interested SMEs a unique research infrastructure in which more than 2.5 billion euros have been invested. ASCENT+ thus represents a unique opportunity for Europe to regain global leadership in nanoelectronics.

Project partners

5 Research and Technology Organisations: Coordinator- Tyndall National Institute (IE), CEA-Leti (FR), Fraunhofer Mikroelekronik (DE), Imec (BE), INL (PT/ES)

5 Knowledge Hubs: CNRS (FR), Universiteit Gent (BE), TU Bergakademie Freiberg (DE), INL (AT), University of Padova (IT)

5 EU Clusters: Silicon Saxony (DE), Sinano Institute (FR), Midas Ireland (IE), DSP Valley (BE/NL), Minalogic (FR)

ASCENT+ has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under GA No 871130