Berlin WideBaSe

Berlin WideBaSe is an innovative regional growth core focused on development, manufacturing, and distribution of optoelectronic and electronic devices based on wide bandgap semiconductors. Berlin WideBaSe was funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research with 6.5 million Euro (funding period: July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013). The partners of Berlin WideBaSe joined their forces in eight projects to develop optoelectronic and power electronic devices based on nitrides (AlInGaN) as well as corresponding materials, processing and measurement technologies. Based on the results, marketable products are in development. The partners are already working together in bilateral and multilateral cooperations.

Applications and Markets

Target markets range from production equipment for semiconductor technology, especially for wide bandgap semiconductors (etching and deposition equipment, sensors for production control) to substrates and epiwafers to devices and modules for UV technology and power electronics. The main focus is on optical technologies to address applications in the fields of health care, life sciences, and environmental engineering (energy-efficient solutions).

Transfer of Results

Most Berlin WideBaSe partners continue the collaboration within the consortium Advanced UV for Life, that aims at pushing the technological development, the availability, and the use of UV light emitting diodes (UV LEDs). The cooperation between component developers and end users of UV radiation will open up new markets with innovative products in the application fields medicine, environment & life sciences, disinfection, and production. The interdisciplinary consortium that is managed by the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut comprises over 40 partners - research institutions as well as industrial companies. These partners cover the whole value chain: from development to application of UV LED based components, systems, and processes. Advanced UV for Life is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the program "Twenty20 - Partnership for Innovation".

Find further information on the consortium page www.advanced-uv.de.