International research cooperation has already proved its value in the development of the Semiconductor industry.
The clearest example of this type of cooperation has probably been the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS), which has supported the continuous growth of semiconductor industry, following the Moore’s Law for 20 years, or the IPSR-I Roadmap
Started in 1991 in the US, it was later extended to other technology leading countries like EU, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. With the increasing complexity of the semiconductor value chain, the initiative became the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IEEE-IRDS) in 2016, covering also the evolution and needs of Electronic Systems that are critical dependent on the semiconductor industry.
European partners have been involved since the beginning in ITRS and IRDS, even promoting its extension outside the pure logic and memory-oriented technologies to cover application-specific technologies, like power and sensor, of more interest for the European application industry.