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The project Ambition Power operated in the field of Energy/Energy Saving within the national program PON “Ricerca e Competitività 2007-2013”. The project was focused in the field of power electronics, i.e., in a specific sector which include about 30% of the semiconductor world production.

The general objective of the project was the development of key enabling technologies for power devices and modules with a high energy efficiency, through the following main activities:

-Development of technologies and devices in SiC, GaN and advanced Si IGBTs

-Development of power modules operating at high temperature

-Realization of a prototype-line for power modules

-Realization of demonstrators dedicated to the sustainable mobility, industrial and aeronautic applications, conversion energy systems from renewable sources.

The following partners participated in the project:

  • STMicroelectronics
  • CNR-IMM, Catania
  • Consorzio Catania Ricerche
  • University of Palermo
  • University of Catania
  • University of Messina
  • Meridionale Impianti S.p.A.
  • INSTM Ro
  • Consorzio GGG-Tech
  • Politecnico di Bari

The scientific impact of the project was strengthened by a formation project dedicated to training of new young scientists.

Project Coordinators:

Antonino Scuderi and Antonio Imbruglia (STMicroelectronics, Italy)

Coordinator for CNR-IMM:

Fabrizio Roccaforte

2010-04-01 to 2014-09-30