The European cooperation project Power2Power has begun. With 43 partners from eight countries, the project intends to research and develop innovative power semiconductors with more power density and energy efficiency over the coming three years.
Infineon Technologies has announced that it will be organizing the projects in Dresden. Power semiconductors are needed in all stages of energy conversion: generation, transmission, and use. The more efficient these semiconductors are, the more they contribute towards reducing carbon dioxide emissions in spite of the world’s growing energy needs. Universities, research institutes, small and medium-sized companies, and international corporations are involved in this cooperation.
Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon Technologies AG, said, “We are also pursuing this approach in the Power2Power cooperation project. In collaboration with our partners, we will be working on new power semiconductors and system architectures with higher energy efficiency. Our goal is more power from less energy.”
The volume of the Power2Power project will be approximately €74 million. Two-thirds of this will be allotted to the German partners. The European Union is funding the cooperation within the scope of the ECSEL (Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership) program. Funding from Germany will be provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and from the two states of Saxony and Thuringia. The partners from the other seven countries are also being sponsored by their national authorities.
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