- Innovative graphene-based electronic devices have been studied, demonstrated and prototyped during the Graphene FET Flagship project.
- Graphene Electronic Devices includes GFET (Graphene Field-Effect Transistors) that are multipurpose chips that can be used in advanced photonics (photosensors, x-ray sensors, optical communications) and sensors (chemical sensors, biosensors, hall sensors, pressure sensors) among other applications.
- Currently, GFETs devices are manually produced in a labour intensive, low scale (individual prototypes), small wafer size (<50mm) and very low production yield (high % of device failure).
- The research community and industry have a great interest on these devices.
- The current Semiconductor manufacturers (Fabs) are focused in very large volume markets (+ 1 million units) so there is an opportunity for a Graphene Fab (GFAB) that produces GFETs according to customer’s specifications.
- The objective of this project is to assess the feasibility of launching a new “Graphene Electronic Devices Fab” (GFAB) business that will offer Graphene Electronic Devices fabrication to the industry and research centres.
- Specially, the so called GFETs (Graphene Field Effect Transistors) have been developed during the FET Graphene Flagship project. GFETs are a special type of Graphene Electronic Devices that offer higher performance for a wide range of applications.
- The Graphene Electronic Devices must be produced under certified cleanroom manufacturing environment (ISO verified) using industry standard wafer sizes (150mm, 200mm and/or 300mm) offering a reliable, cost-competitive, fast and high yield product (ideally +95% yield).
- A complete supply chain must be defined by the incorporation of partners in the materials producers, IC (integrated circuits) design, semiconductor fabs, and equipment manufacturers sectors.
This business will have an outstanding impact in the photonics and sensors industry and will accelerate the adoption of Graphene technology in other applications.
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