Cool Silicon

Cool Silicon

Contact: Uta Schneider


Cool Silicon e.V. c/o Silicon Saxony Management GmbH Manfred-von-Ardenne-Ring 20 01099 Dresden Germany

Tel: +49 351 463 41016
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Cool Silicon

E-Mail: uta.schneider@ifn.et.tu-dresden.de
Website: Cool Silicon

Cool Silicon - Pushing the Envelope for Energy Efficiency in ICT: Modern information and communications technology (ICT) is the driving force behind the economic success of leading industrialized as well as developing nations. However, due to its rapid growth in recent years, the energy consumption of ICT sector has turned into a significant economic and ecological cost factor: 2% of global CO2 emissions are due to ICT already today. Hence the most urgent challenge for researchers in the area of micro and nanotechnology is to massively increase energy efficiency for ICT. To tackle this challenge, over 60 companies and research organizations have partnered in the "Cool Silicon" initiative, a cluster of projects aimed at building the technology basis for a massive increase of energy efficiency in ICT - with computing, cellular communications and sensor networks as focus areas. The centre of the cluster is located in Dresden, Germany, with partners recruiting from universities, Fraunhofer institutes, local SME as well as global players of the semiconductor industry such as Globalfoundries and Infineon. Over a dozen projects will be funded over the next 5 years with more than 70 M€ coming from the Federal German government (BMBF) and the State of Saxony (SMWK/SMWA).