iRel 4.0

intelligent Reliability 4.0

"Intelligent Reliability 4.0 (iRel40)" has the ultimate goal of improving reliability of electronic components and systems by reducing failure rates along the entire value chain.

Today’s trend is towards higher system integration driving increasing compactness and complexity and all at acceptable cost. Reliability is challenged on device and system level and faces exceptional requirements in respect to innovative applications. This requires customer acceptance but lead to their satisfaction. Reliability must be guaranteed, when using systems in new and critical environments (corrosive chemicals, extreme temperatures), whereby new materials must be used.

In iRel40 79 partners from 14 countries will collaborate along the value chain from wafer production to system integration and combine their strength to enhance reliability! The project is structured in 6 technical work packages. In WP1 specifications and requirements are studied. WP2 and WP3 will work out the basics on modelling, simulation, materials and interfaces based on test vehicles. In WP4 we apply the gained knowledge to industrial pilots with focus on volume production. In WP5 we apply the knowledge on industrial pilots related to testing.

In WP6 application use cases are manufactured and all project results are assessed and validated. This will allow us to develop reliable electronic components and systems faster. Developed processes can be transfered to production with high speed. Fundamental understanding by Physics of Failure and use of Artificial Intelligence methods will push overall quality levels and reliability specifically.

iRel40 results strengthen production along the value chain and support sustainable success of investment in microelectronic in Europe. Through close collaboration between academy, industry and knowledge institutes on this challenging topic of reliability, the project secures more than 25.000 jobs in the 25 participating production and testing sites in Europe. The project supports new applications and reliable chips pushing energy efficiency, e-mobility, autonomous driving, or IoT. This unique project brings, for the first time ever, world-leading reliability experts and European manufacturing expertise together to generate a sustainable pan-European reliability community.

Transport and Smart Mobility

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Digital Industry

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Energy

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Project facts

 

Name: Intelligent Reliability 4.0

Duration: May 1st 2020 to April 30th 2023 (three years)

Total Costs: about 103,5 Mio Euro

Consortium: 75 partners from 13 nations

Coordinator: Infineon Technologies AG Germany

75

Partners

13

European Nations

103.5

Mio. € Total Costs