ION IMPLANTATION EQUIPMENT AND PROCESSES NEEDED TO MAINTAIN AND EXPAND A PILOT LINE IN FRANCE TO MANFACTURE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOR WIDE-BANDGAP SEMICONDUCTORS
Seen as vectors for reducing energy consumption, power electronic components for wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors (SiC, GaN, etc.) play a strategic role in the electric mobility and power conversion sector.
The PIONEER project is focusing on developing innovative ion implantation equipment which is needed make these materials. This equipment will be implemented as part of the project to expand the only pilot line in France used to manufacture these components, thereby helping to boost French and European competition in this strategic industrial sector.