ST Microelectronics heads the EU Sixth Framework Program, the PULLNANO Advanced Technology Research and development project.
ST Microelectronics announces that PULLNANO has been invited for a demonstration at ICT 2010, an event organised by the European Commission and hosted by the Belgian Presidency of the European Union being held on September 27-29, 2010 in Brussels.
Successfully concluded at the end of 2008, the PULLNANO FP6 project focused on the early development of the 32nm generation of CMOS technology, enabling European chip manufacturers to maintain their strong contribution to the worldwide microelectronics industry.
The PULLNANO project achieved its four main goals and has paved the way for new challenging system-on-chip designs as well as market introductions. Project partners sent 171 deliverables, published 217 papers in scientific journals, filed six new patent applications and gave 353 presentations at international conferences.
At ICT 2010, PULLNANO will demonstrate concrete applications enabled by the most advanced CMOS technology nodes.
One of the demonstrations involves Home Entertainment and Displays wherein the potential and capabilities of ST’s STi7108 will be displayed for end-user applications.
The STi7108 is the first in ST’s third generation of high-definition chips implementing unprecedented CPU performance to provide end users with an exciting 3D HDTV experience. It also delivers market-leading energy efficiency, using its low-power, configurable architecture and ST’s low-power manufacturing process.
The 45nm CMOS technology for the STi7108 is derived from the EU Sixth Framework Program (FP6) NANOCMOS project, which carried out initial screening and demonstration of appropriate materials, devices and interconnect architectures, and provided inputs both for the PULLNANO and the Eurêka/MEDEA+ FOREMOST projects (finalist of the 2010 Eurêka Innovation Award).
Dr. Gilles Thomas, STMicroelectronics PULLNANO Coordinator says that it is important that the European chip industry maintains its own complete semiconductor ecosystem.
According to him, the recognition at ICT demonstrates that Europe’s leading chip manufacturers, equipment and material suppliers as well as industry-oriented research institutions and universities can collaborate to develop advanced knowledge, which will keep the European chip industry ahead in the worldwide microelectronics landscape.
Advanced research of PULLNANO is continuing into a final development phase (project UTTERMOST) within the EUREKA/CATRENE cluster.
The PULLNANO FP6 project demonstration will take place in booth number 3096 at the ICT 2010.