NANOSIL: Silicon based nanostructures and nanodevices for long term nanoelectronics applications

Acronym: NANOSIL Your browser may not support display of this image.
Title: Silicon based nanostructures and nanodevices for long term nanoelectronics applications  
Status: Active  
Funding Organization: FP7-ICT-NoE
NCSR D Role: Partner
Leader in Charge:

Dr. A.G. Nassiopoulou

Start Date: 01/01/2008
Duration: 36 months
Project Website:
NANOSIL Network of Excellence aims to integrate at the European level the excellent European research laboratories and capabilities in order to strengthen scientific and technological excellence in the field of nanoelectronic materials and devices for terascale integrated circuits (ICs) and disseminate the results in a wide scientific and industrial community.
NANOSIL explores and assesses the science and technological aspects of nanodevices and operational regimes relevant to n+4 technology node and beyond. It provides a forward-look for the industry, enabling informed decisions to be taken on technology development in order to speed up technological innovation. It encompasses flagship projects on nanoscale CMOS and post-CMOS. The activities are centred on the “More Moore” and “Beyond-CMOS” domains but natural links are also established with the other ENIAC areas. Within the Network there are all the critical facilities and expertise to occupy and transcend this space. Innovative concepts, technologies and device architectures- are made available, with fabrication down to the finest features, and utilising a wide spectrum of advanced deposition and processing capabilities, as well as extensive characterisation and world leading device modelling. This work is carried out through a network of joint processing, characterisation and modelling platforms. The consortium works closely with and takes steering from European industry. It feeds back data and know-how on materials and devices that deliver the required performance. This critical interaction aims at strengthening European integration in nanoelectronics, helping in decision-making by industry and ensuring that Europe remains at the forefront of nanoelectronics for the next 2 – 3 decades.