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The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) issued on 3 April 2019 a press release announcing the report “WINNING THE FUTURE” recommending three lines of action to be implemented by the U.S.A. Federal Government in order to protect in the future the dominant position of the American semiconductor industry:

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers is approaching nanotechnology as a whole. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (T-NANO) is the most important publication edited by IEEE Nanotechnology Council, see http://sites.ieee.org/nanotech/publications/  As indicated on this site, the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology publishes novel and important results in engineering at the nanoscale. The scope of T-NANO includes the physical basis and engineering applications of phenomena at the nanoscale level across all areas of science and engineering. T-NANO focuses on nanoscale devices, systems, materials and applications, and on their underlying science. It is extremely important that this is an IEEE publication, i.e. related to Electrical and Electronic Engineering, reflecting perhaps the fact that the most important industry based on nanotechnologies is by far nanoelectronics. However, the topics are complementary to traditional nanoelectronics, and includes practically all nanotechnology, as shown by the list of topics where papers are expected, namely 1. Nano and molecular electronics, including: silicon nanoelectronics and post-CMOS devices; memory and processing devices. 2. Circuits and architectures for nanosystems. 3. Nanomagnetism and spintronics. 4. Nanooptics, nanooptoelectronics and nanophotonics. 5. Nanorobotics and nanoassembly. 6. Nanosensors and nanoactuators, including nanowire/nanotube sensors, resonators, and molecular actuators. 7. Nanomechanics and NEMS (nanoelectromechanical systems). 8. Nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine, including: nanosystems for biomedical applications, biomimetic systems, biotic-abiotic interfaces, biological motors and other biological components. 9. Nanofabrication and nanolithography, including: synthesis of building blocks such as nanoparticles or nanotubes; nanoimprint, dip pen, scanning probe, and electron beam lithographies. 10. Nanometrology and characterization.11. Computational nanotechnology, including modeling and simulation. The above information was brought to our attention by Dr. Mircea Dragoman (IMT-Bucharest), who was recently appointed as Associate Editor of T-NANO.

The NEREID project (“NanoElectronics Roadmap for Europe: Identification and Dissemination”),  a Cooperation and Support Action funded for three years by the European Union in the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 685559) has been successfully completed and published the EUROPEAN NANOELECTRONICS ROADMAP that can be downloaded from https://www.nereid-h2020.eu/roadmap 

The European Commission published a press release announcing that the proposal submitted by four Member States to support with 1.75 billion euros micro- and nanoelectronics investments with a total volume of about 6 billion euros is recognised as an Important European Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) and is therefore compatible with the internal market as per Art. 107 of the Treaty of Functioning of the European Union:

Links:
Romanian Academy, Commision of Science and Technology for Microsystems
IMT Bucharest
Association for Enabling and Industrial Technologies, ASTEGI (in Romanian)