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Welcome to Microelectronics - Optoelectronics

Mission of unit E6

Unit E6 of the Directorate General Information Society aims contribute to the IST programme by stimulating research and development, enhancing applicability and accelerating take-up of micro- and opto- electronics technologies in Europe, as key enablers of economic growth and societal welfare in the information technology.

Objectives for Micro- and Optoelectronics in FP5 (from the IST Workprogramme 2002)

The objectives set aim to:

  • improve the productivity of microelectronics design and test
  • push further miniaturisation
  • reduce power consumption
  • enhance performance and cost effectiveness of micro- and opto-electronic devices and technologies
  • integrate more system functions on chips and packages.

The work is of a longer-term nature, focussing on critical technological issues such as:

  • re-use of Intellectual Property (IP) blocks,
  • new solutions for nano-CMOS and
  • opto-electronic components for all optical networks.

The work is complementary to and coordinated with work in national and European level programmes (e.g. EUREKA/MEDEA+ and FPV/Growth ).

Follow this link to find out more about the action lines covered in the Workprogramme 2002

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