|The WakeMeUP project addresses the foreseen challenges for advanced microcontrollers by developing key enablers technologies. WAKeMeUP intends to provide demonstrators, in small volume, based on Advanced Non-volatile memory technologies for the smart mobility and smart society domains such as high security and general electronics applications.
During the first period, the WAKeMeUP project very quickly took its cruising speed by capitalizing on the technical collaboration network already used and reinforced by the previous project PANACHE.
The first silicon test chips were released and characterized. For the development of the 28nm FDSOI ePCM technology, a special focus was put on the memory cell characterisation and electrical test, given some statistical distribution and first assessment of the memory cell performances. The validation work was first targeting the automotive mission profile in term of reliability (Temperature and Cycling). The first demonstrator called ‘CENTAURI’ was successfully processed, tested and characterized ; samples were delivered to the end customer for further qualification purpose at application level.
Furthermore, a development plan for a more aggressive PCM cell size (shrinked cell) was defined and started. In parallel to the process development, several work and studies were conducted to enhance the PCM with the help of academics and research institutes and also work has been started on the equipment side. Concerning the FeRAM path, the German partners already defined the development plan and started material and architecture studies on the first samples