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:
- CNR-IMM, Catania
- Consorzio Catania Ricerche
- University of Palermo
- University of Catania
- University of Messina
- Meridionale Impianti S.p.A.
- INSTM CT
- INSTM Ro
- GE AVIO
- 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.
Antonino Scuderi and Antonio Imbruglia (STMicroelectronics, Italy)
Coordinator for CNR-IMM: