|Design center:||BME Department of Electron Devices|
|Address:||Hungary, HU-1117 Budapest,
Magyar Tudósok krt. 2. QB327
|Contact person:||Ferenc Ender|
The Budapest University of Technology and Economics is one of the leading technical universities of Central Europe. Its historical excellence is demonstrated with the numerous Nobel Prize holders of former graduates of BME. The Department of Electron Devices is a worldwide recognized research organization in the field of thermal and electro-thermal issues in microelectronic devices. The Department deals with all aspects of microelectronics, from semiconductor physics through device manufacturing to system level design. The multi physics knowledge of the researchers is exploited by their work in a large number of European projects. The first EU supported international project of the Department THERMINIC resulted in the creation of the THERMINIC Workshop, that has grown since then into a worldwide recognized leading scientific event with participants from 30-40 countries regularly. This project has also led to the creation of MicReD, the spinoff company of the Department that has become a worldwide recognized unit of Mentor Graphics.
Since then BME EET has successfully finished about 20 European projects (FW5, 6, 7 and ENIAC) and coordinated a couple of national RTD projects (involving local SMEs and other Hungarian R&D teams INFOTHERM, TERALED, RESMAP, KÖZLED) resulting in new equipment manufactured and sold world-wide now by Hungarian SMEs (MicReD/Mentor Graphics, SemiLab); exploiting EET’s expertise in thermal design & testing and semiconductor physics. Currently BME EET participates in the SMARTPOWER and NANOTHERM FW7 IPs.
BME EET students have designed the first Hungarian pico-satellite, and EET is now in close contacts with the SMEs that have been created around that exercise and are involved in embedded circuit design for space applications for further satellites. BME has created the Viking Nonprofit Ltd. to exploit the BME research results. Viking is the umbrella organization above several start-up SMEs. EET’s good contacts to Viking may help in helping these SMEs in their CPS development actions.
BME EET’s Smart System Integration Erasmus Mundus project will help to disseminate the project’s results to the best international Master students. (The first 16 students were selected out of more than 400 applicants), and we have the grant for 5 years.