Strategic Challenges

The roadmaps necessary for Europe to compete with micro- and nanoelectronics based applications in present and future markets and the corresponding grand challenges in the European ecosystem are defined in the AENEAS Strategic Agenda and can be summarised as follows:

Strategic Challenges

Automotive and Transport

Needs-based, user-friendly, affordable electric vehicles embedded in a sustainable mobility infrastructure satisfy the need for individual mobility. Based on highly reliable electronic active safety systems, major breakthroughs will need to be made on the road to accident-free traffic. Efficient cross-domain...

Health and the Ageing Society

To provide devices and networks that supply high quality remote care to patients at home for the majority of chronic diseases that affect the elderly. Furthermore, to enable an active life despite ageing, by enhancing access (both physical and informational)...

Communication and Digital Lifestyles

The move towards the convergence of applications, devices and networks. Innovative silicon solutions for managing the volumes of data required for future broadband services in the most effective way. Offer consumers multiple multimedia services through a variety of receiving devices...

Energy Efficiency

The ultimate vision is virtually loss-free energy conversion and generation. Proven availability of energy-efficient distribution of electrical energy based on central and local sources. No risk of blackouts or over-supply to disrupt grids. The ‘Smart City’ is the place where...

Safety and Security

Take advantage of European leadership and expertise in electronic safety and security to define, develop and implement the required safety and security in new challenging European application domains and stay ahead of world competition. Together with European semiconductor actors and...

Design Technologies

Standardised and flexible design flows that start at system-level and take account of hardware and software components to build sophisticated feature-rich innovative products of superior performance and quality. Having a consistent and flexible design flow for complex heterogeneous systems, supporting...

Semiconductor Process and Integration

Develop European know-how on More-Moore semiconductor process technologies for mastering future applications and drive Europe into the ‘beyond CMOS’ era. Develop European competitiveness through semiconductor process differentiation, permitting different European business models and supply chains to succeed. Develop a European...

Equipment, Materials and Manufacturing

Develop European know-how for advanced CMOS wafer processing. Strengthen European competiveness by developing advanced More-than-Moore solutions for front and back-end wafer processing, and device packaging. Develop More-Moore and More-than-Moore software and hardware solutions for highly flexible and cost-competitive semiconductor manufacturing...

Production Technologies

smart production systems, availability, flexibility, controllability, maintainability, secure connectivity, Industry 4.0...