The project proposal addresses the ICT call 25 section c)"International cooperation with USA and Asia in the areas of standardization including in manufacturing (450 mm wafers); improved assessment of the potential impact on workers of the manipulation of nano-materials in the semiconductor fabrication process".
The project consortium therefore sets forth the following high level objectives:
1. Assembling inventories of materials, research topics and directions relevant for nanomaterial use and exposure in nano- electronics manufacturing.
2. identifying gaps in the knowledge available to the semiconductor industry and the methodologies of risk assessment of nanomaterials (either engineered an purposefully used or incidentally released) during manufacturing.
3. Usage of obtained results for better risk governance, dissemination and outreach.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.