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Editorial

The WAKeMeUP consortium wishes you a Happy New Year!

We are delighted to make you discover our first WAKeMeUP newsletter presenting the latest advances of our European project.
Enjoy your reading!


Dominique Goubier
Project Leader
WAKeMeUP Work Packages Updates
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
WAKeMeUP Was at EFECS 2019
The third edition of the European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems (EFECS) took place in Helsinki (Finland) from 19 to 21st November 2019.
This international event with a focus on ‘Our Digital Future’, brings together major actors in the ECS industry and community.
The European partners of the WAKeMeUp project held a booth at EFECS where they presented their last results. They participated also in a co-located workshop, on 19th November morning, focused on ECSEL pilot lines success stories. This event sponsored by STMicroelectronics and co-organised with CEA-LETI, TU Darmstadt, SOITEC, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, LYNRED, BOSCH and ECSEL JU, highlighted the positive impact of recent supported projects such as WAKeMeUP.
On this occasion, a trifold leaflet presenting the WAKeMeUP project was distributed and a poster was displayed!
For more information on the workshop:
https://bit.ly/2P3M0WC
WAKeMeUP Last Publications
From IPMS-Fraunhofer
Local crystallographic phase detection and texture mapping in ferroelectric Zr doped HfO2 films by transmission-EBSD
Appl. Phys. Lett. 115, 222902 (2019) 
 
https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5129318
From TU DARMSTADT
Forming-Free Grain Boundary Engineered Hafnium Oxide Resistive Random Access Memory Devices
Advanced Electronic Materials, 5, 1900484 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1002/aelm.201900484
 
From CEA Leti
Impact of roughness of TiN bottom electrode on the forming voltage of HfO2 based resistive memories
Microelectronic Engineering Volume 221, 111194, 15 January (2020)

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mee.2019.111194
From UAB
Self-Organizing Neural Networks Based on OxRAM Devices under a Fully Unsupervised Training Scheme
Journal of Applied Physics 125, 234503 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12213482
Come Meet us at These Next Events!
11th Annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop
San Diego, USA,
08-10/03/20  
http://nvmw.ucsd.edu/ 

 
15th International Conference on Modern Materials and Technologies,  CIMTEC    
Montecatini terme, Italy
15-23/06/20   
http://2020.cimtec-congress.org/general-outline 
SAVE THE DATE: Next 24M General Assembly on 17 & 18 June 2020 in La Ciotat (Thales), France
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