Nanoelectronics represent a strategic technology considering the wide range of possible applications. These
include telecommunications, automotive, multimedia, consumer goods and medical systems.
In the semiconductor industry, Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology will certainly
continue to have a predominant market position in the future. However, there are still a number of
technological challenges, which have to be tackled if CMOS downscaling should be pursued until feature sizes
will reach 10 nm around the year 2015-2020.
This miniaturisation will offer opportunities for alternative nanodevices (bio-molecular-based technologies and
nanomechanics) to be incorporated into CMOS platforms providing an increasing diversification of functions.
The EC policies aiming at maintaining Europe at the forefront of the Information Society, through investment
in the future key domains or aiming at optimising the development and diffusion of emerging technologies
are clearly within the scope of the recently launched nanoICT Coordination Action (CA).
High-level dissemination activities within nanoICT CA will help to establish a critical mass of R&D at a European level and to stimulate development of an interdisciplinary community of researchers.
This 1st nanoICT Symposium will be organised by the following Institutions: PHANTOMS Foundation and Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) and in collaboration with the nanoICT EU funded project (Coordination Action). It will take place at the DIPC located at the Basque Country University campus, in San Sebastian (Spain).
Antonio Correia (Fundacion Phantoms)
Daniel Sanchez Portal (DIPC / CSIC / UPV-EHU)
Dr. Antonio Correia
Pabellón C - 1º Planta
Ctra. Colmenar Viejo Km 15
Campus de Cantoblanco-UAM, 28049 Madrid