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NANOmaterials: STRategies for Safety Assessments in advanced Integrated Circuits Manufacturing

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.

Coordinator

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Address

Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 209 966,79

Participants (13)

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STMICROELECTRONICS (ALPS) SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 118 750

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 46 041,66

LFOUNDRY SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 44 772,73

INTEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 91 371,29

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 145 625

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 86 223,20

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 73 750

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 34 583,33

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 82 769,94

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 75 124,81

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 69 017,50

PREMED, PREVENTIE EN BESCHERMING

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

SOITEC SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 34 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 688194

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 157 621,25

  • EU contribution

    € 1 157 621,25

Coordinated by:

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium