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NANOmaterials: STRategies for Safety Assessments in advanced Integrated Circuits Manufacturing

Objective

The semiconductor industry uses a growing variety of materials, as companies seek to further improve devices’ performance to meet increasing market demand in a constant process of innovation. Understanding properties of these innovative materials and nanoforms, and how they behave in living systems, such as the human body, often comes years after the materials have been adopted. Such an inherent uncertainty brings about multiple challenges in the governance of the occupational and environmental risks. This is a common challenge of many technology-intensive sectors, which requires a systematic risk reduction approach. So the application of precautionary approach is warranted for the production process. The high level objectives of the NanoStreeM project are to (i) build inventories of materials, and research directions relevant for nanomaterial use and exposure in nano- electronics manufacturing; (ii) identify gaps in knowledge and methodologies to assess the risk of engineered or accidentally produced nanomaterials (iii) promote open communication with stakeholders to support informed decision making and governance of the risks related to handling of nanomaterials in the semiconductor fabrication process. Planned activities aim to identify best practices used within the industry to control emerging hazards and cross-fertilize with emerging academic approaches in nanosafety. The project will also enable the semiconductor industry to share and benchmark its approach with other sectors for mutual benefit.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Coordinator

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 209 966,79

Participants (13)

STMICROELECTRONICS (ALPS) SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 118 750
Address
Rue Jules Horowitz 12
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 46 041,66
Address
High Tech Campus 60
5656AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LFOUNDRY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 44 772,73
Address
Via A Pacinotti 7
67051 Avezzano Aq
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 91 371,29
Address
Collinstown Industrial Park
W23 Leixlip
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 145 625
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 86 223,20
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 73 750
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 34 583,33
Address
Haggertystrasse 1
85356 Freising
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 82 769,94
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 75 124,81
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 69 017,50
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PREMED, PREVENTIE EN BESCHERMING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Tiensevest 61
3010 Leuven
Activity type
Other
SOITEC SA
France
EU contribution
€ 34 625
Address
Chemin Des Franques - Parc Technologique Des Fontaines
38190 Bernin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)