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Exploitation Council in ZeroAMP

In ZeroAMP, we have decided to form an Exploitation Council, composed of a broad range of European industries and experts. In particular, we are pleased to gather leading company representatives of different relevant industries such as automotive, oil and gas, aerospace and medical device.

Recently, we interviewed those experts to fully understand their needs and potential fields of application offered by our NEM switch technology and to give a rounded view of the future. Based on these fruitful discussions, we were able to define our initial set of specifications for the logic FPGA, memory NVM, packaging and the demonstrators.

In addition to technology specifications, the Exploitation Council members will give their regular feedback and suggestions on project execution, target applications, dissemination and use of results throughout the course of the project.

ZeroAMP digital flyer available for download

A description of the project has been developed and is available for download, as a two-page printer-friendly PDF document.

Check our homepage for the download link, or simply click here for a direct download.

Dissemination of the ZeroAMP work despite COVID-19

Most of the ZeroAMP academic and industrial partners usually share their latest results obtained in research projects like ZeroAMP in internal seminars at their own premises. This is a good opportunity to showcase the project and get feedback from other colleagues which are not directly involved in this project.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the regular format of those seminar talks as a physical meeting of up to 60 people had to be adapted. The seminars are now all held as virtual events and streamed into the home offices of the ZeroAMP members.

Hence, despite COVID-19, the dissemination of our work is going on: our results are shared and always open for scientific discussion.

ZeroAMP in the time of COVID-19

In ZeroAMP, all partners had to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and local regulations to counter it.

While some partners were able to keep their facilities operational, e.g. by introduction of rigorous shift-schemes, others had to stop all their experimental work and are limited to tasks they can work on in home office. PhD candidates could not be hired due to travel restrictions. Project meetings, internal and external seminars had to be canceled.

Nonetheless, the ZeroAMP partners adapted to this situation. Our seminars and meetings are now all held as virtual events, enabling to share and discuss some initial insights and results with project members and with colleagues from other collaborative projects. We re-distributed tasks from partners those facilities are closed down to those partners still operational. We used the flexibility and creativity we usually use to envision and fabricate novel devices to find a way around the restrictions and limitations coming with COVID-19.

Hence, we tackle the current challenges to keep the project operational and to achieve ambitious scientific and technical goals in difficult and demanding times.

MICROCHIP - lead partner in ZeroAMP

Microchip Technology Inc. has changed the name of its ultra-low-power computing and memory operation in Caldicot (Wales), from Microsemi Semiconductor Ltd. to Microchip Technology Caldicot Ltd, which is the Coordinator of the ZeroAMP project.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871740 (ZeroAMP).
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