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EU Aims to Lead in Power Electronics

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Angelo Alberto Messina
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Re: Will this be law?
Angelo Alberto Messina   6/24/2013 8:37:18 AM
Dear Rob, " SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESS AND INTEGRATION" is one of the 8 "Research, Development and Innovation priorities for 2013" (http://www.eniac.eu/web/downloads/AWP/awp2013.pdf). In this respect "Competitivness through Semiconductor Process Differentiation" is one of its main 3 "Grand Challenges". therefore EU is already clearly aware. In this phase Consortium is looking mainly for the best enaibling technology; costs will be then optimized after a proper industrialization phase. Anyway we trust on our results as the best way to push for a very specific EU mandate on this field.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: More power to you
Ann R. Thryft   6/14/2013 12:22:35 PM
I agree with Chuck--advancements in power electronics are underrepresented, considering their importance in designs, and could use more coverage.

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Great to hear
frankiedallin121   6/14/2013 6:24:32 AM
It is great that last  power  project is making such great effort and it is good that power electronics is also becoming important like software.



Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   6/13/2013 8:00:43 PM
Good point, naperlou. We don't hear about power electronics often enough. News from that sector is often eclipsed by news of processors and MCUs. It's good to hear about this effort.

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Re:EU Aims to Lead in Power Electronics
AnandY   6/13/2013 2:19:31 PM
@Angelo, thanks for the post. LAST POWER is the nice way to link private companies, universities, and public research centers.


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More power to you
naperlou   6/13/2013 10:10:50 AM
Angelo, this is an interesting effort.  It is good to see the technology being developed in a diverse set of locations.  I am familiar with STMicro microcontrollers, but have not worked  with your power electronic components. 

Rob Spiegel
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Will this be law?
Rob Spiegel   6/13/2013 10:09:41 AM
Nice article, Angelo. Does the consortium plan to push for an EU mandate on this? Ordinarily, OEMs would look for the best technology at the best price without regard to region -- except inasmuch as distance affects price. 

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