PRESS RELEASE

CISC Semiconductor Launches AIMS 5.0 Project

Klagenfurt, Austria on May 15, 2023 – CISC Semiconductor, a leading technology company, proudly announces the successful launch of the EU research project, AIMS 5.0 (Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing leading to Sustainability and Industry 5.0). This groundbreaking project, which has received grants from the H2020 research and innovation programme, ECSEL joint undertaking, and national funding authorities from 12 countries including Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey, aims to revolutionize resource-efficient manufacturing in Europe.

The AIMS 5.0 project has brought together a powerful consortium consisting of 53 partners, including producers, suppliers, research institutions, and AI specialists from various industries. By collaborating across sectors and applications, the consortium is taking a unified approach to the development and production of hardware and software components, as well as a secure AI networking platform. These advancements will not only strengthen manufacturing in mechanical engineering, semiconductors, electronics, and the automotive industry but also establish resilient supply chains throughout Europe.

Dr. Markus Pistauer, CEO of CISC expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating,

“With the introduction of AIMS 5.0, we are taking the lead in developing a sustainable and highly efficient industry for the future. By leveraging the potential of AI research and development, we actively drive progress in secure sensor and asset onboarding, while also establishing cross-domain services. Additionally, we prioritise AI-based energy management for industrial production processes, combined with predictive energy consumption, to facilitate the increased utilisation of renewable energy resources. Through AIMS 5.0, CISC not only supports Europe’s strategy for global leadership in knowledge and technological sovereignty but also strengthens our own position as a frontrunner in shaping the industries of tomorrow.”

Dr. Ralph Weissnegger, Director of Research and Innovation at CISC Semiconductor, highlighted the commitment of the company to developing the AI skills of their workforce through comprehensive training and qualification methods as part of AIMS 5.0. He further elaborated, “Through the implementation of predictive quality assurance methods and human-machine interaction, we strive to enhance manufacturing processes and ensure the seamless integration of AI technologies. This includes improving our test services and products.”

The AIMS 5.0 project is funded through a combination of grants from the H2020 research and innovation programme, the ECSEL joint undertaking, and national funding authorities from 12 participating countries. This substantial support reflects the collective commitment of these nations to drive sustainable manufacturing practices and propel the industry forward with advanced AI technologies.

CISC Semiconductor expresses its sincere appreciation to the European Union, the H2020 research and innovation programme, the ECSEL joint undertaking, and the national funding authorities of Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey for their invaluable contributions and commitment to the success of the AIMS 5.0 project.

At a glance:

Project: “AIMS5.0”- Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing leading to Sustainability and Industry 5.0
Management: Infineon Technologies AG
Term: three years until April 2026
Research budget: 70 million euros
Partners: 53 partners from 12 countries
Partner Instituitions
Austria: Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Fronius International GmbH, KAI GmbH, Silicon Austria Labs GmbH, Graz University of Technology, Vienna University of Technology | Belgium: imec, MinDCet NV | Czech Republic: Thermo Fischer Scientific, Brno University of Technology | Denmark: Aalborg University, Ballard Power Systems Europe | Germany: AIXTRON SE, CE-LAB GmbH, Chemnitzer Werkstoffmechanik GmbH, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (IAF, IMWS, IZM), Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co KG, Infineon Technologies AG, IMS Chips, IMST GMbH, NanoWired GmbH, NaMLab gGmbH, Chemnitz University of Technology | Greece: Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas | Netherlands: Applied Micro Electronics “AME” B.V., Nexperia BV, Signify, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology | Norway: Delta electronics (Norway) AS | Slovakia: Nano Design ltd, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava | Spain: For Optimal Renewable Energy, IKERLAN, University of Mondragon, Premium S.A., Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | Sweden: AlixLabs AB, Chalmers University of Technology, Ericsson AB, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, SweGaN AB |Switzerland : Attolight AG, Corintis SA, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL

Ateesha Sethia, BA BSc MSc
Head of Marketing, CISC Semiconductor GmbH
Email: a.sethia@cisc.at
Phone: +43 660 625 25 04
Web: www.cisc.at