Trusted European SiC Value Chain for a greener Economy
TRANSFORM is an R&D project funded by the EU and national funding authorities aiming to build a complete and competitive supply chain in EUROPE for Power electronics (PE) based on SiC semiconductor technology.
We develop a complete and competitive PE value chain based on SiC semiconductors extending from wafers to inverters/converters, to be showcased in 5 applications. Model based system engineering and lifetime models based on digital twins will be developed to enable understanding of complex interactions, shorten development cycles and improve traceability along the value chain.
Europe is well positioned in the power electronics (PE) domain with global players such as STMicroelectronics, Bosch and Infineon as well as innovation leaders like Soitec, Danfoss and Semikron. However R&D on SiC based PE is necessary for European sovereignty in the field of power electronics. This is an essential technology for many important societal challenges (health, digitalization, climate, energy, mobility, agriculture…) in Europe.
TRANSFORM consortium brings together key European players among the complete SiC value chain: from materials and substrates to inverters and converters for 5 uses cases in automotive, industry, renewables and agriculture applications. Our consortium of 34 partners from 7 EU countries including universities and technology institutes as well as OEMs on the advisory board offers the essential competencies and platform for targeted achievements.
89.3 Mio. €
SiC average growth potential on high voltage power applications until 2027