SemI40 - Industry 4.0 for Smart Production

Electronic components and systems are key drivers for economic growth in Europe. The European ECSEL (Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership) project SemI40 explores smart production processes involving 37 partners from 5 countries.

Short Description

Electronic components and systems (ECS) are key drivers for the innovative capability of large and small-sized companies in Europe, generating economic growth and creating meaningful jobs for citizens. The innovation project SemI40 addresses future challenges in the context of smart manufacturing. Extended use of communication and big data methods enable an Industry-4.0-centred approach with the aim of maintaining the competitiveness of semiconductor production "made in Europe" in the long term.

More Security, More Flexibility

A major aim of the SemI40 project is to balance system security and production flexibility in terms of line planning and configuration. SemI40 focuses on smart production using cyber-physical systems (CPS), with secure data traffic and early identification of malware playing a key role both within the factory and across the supply chain.

The measures explored are designed to drastically reduce the risk and potential impact of malware on a historically developed production line. Another major focus of SemI40 is to develop dynamic simulations of semiconductor manufacturing processes.

This is a core aspect making it possible to react to changes in requirements, demands and technological solutions in a fast, flexible and reliable manner, enabling production to be planned efficiently and improving capacity utilisation, cycle times and quality of the final product.

Automated Decisions in the "Learning Factory"

Furthermore SemI40 aims at establishing a "learning factory", joining machine learning models and new algorithmic approaches to automate recurring decisions. The quality of decisions must not have a negative impact on the quality of the product.

This should lead to an improvement in production efficiency and cycle times and optimal use of resources. In addition to technical aspects, SemI40 will also explore the social impact of the innovations envisioned within the project on the jobs of the future.

The requirements for training and future job profiles and qualifications need to be taken into account at a very early stage. Because of the focus on production and the core competencies of the participating partners, the project will have a positive impact on high-tech jobs in the participating partners’ regions in Austria, Germany, France, Italy and Portugal.

Project Partners

Consortium Manager

Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Further Austrian Project Partners

  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt
  • AT & S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik
  • Aktiengesellschaft
  • AVL List GmbH
  • Fraunhofer Austria Research Gesellschaft mit
  • beschränkter Haftung
  • Infineon Technologies IT-Services GmbH
  • KAI Kompetenzzentrum Automobil- und Industrieelektronik
  • GmbH
  • Know-Center GmbH
  • Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH
  • University of Applied Sciences Burgenland
  • Vienna University of Technology
  • VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center

Participating Countries

Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal

Contact Address

Project Coordinator

DI Johann Massoner
Dr DI Cristina De Luca