European Projects

The semiconductor business has been identified as one of the key enabling technologies for european industrial development by European Comission. LFoundry contributes by developing research projects of european interest through its participation in schemes launched by the commission to address the areas of development identified.

LIFE-BITMAPS - Pilot technology for aerobic BIodegradation od spent TMAH Photoresist solution in Semiconductor industries

The LIFE BITMAPS project will establish a pilot plant that will demonstrate a new and never-before attempted process for the treatment of effluents from electronics and semiconductor manufacturing. The project will contribute to the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC by introducing more efficient treatment technologies that will help reduce Tetramethylammonium hydroxide (TMAH) pollution at source. By recycling wastewater, it will also demonstrate the application in practice of the circular economy priority of water reuse and savings in industrial processes See more at:

SUPERTWIN - All Solid-State Super-Twinning photon Microscope

The goal of this project is to develop the technology foundation for advanced optical microscope imaging at a resolution beyond the Rayleigh limit, utilising super-twinning photon states (N-partite entangled states) with de Broglie wavelength at a fraction of the wavelength of a photon in a classical state.

NanoStreeM - NANOmaterials: Strategies for Safety Assessments in Advanced Integrated Circuits Manufacturing

The purpose of this project is to promote best practices (for example, by following up standards) and to identifying gaps in methodologies and potential directions for further investigation to support risk assessment in order to protect human health. The project also aims to initiate communication with stakeholders to support informed decision making and the governance of risks related to the handling of nanomaterials and medical surveillance of the workforce in the semiconductor fabrication process.


Closed Projects

INTEGRATE - Integrated Solutions for Agile Manufacturing in High-mix Semiconductor Fabs

INTEGRATE will consider the development of integrated process control and equipment control optimisation tools, together with advanced lot flow control techniques that interact with lower and upper decisions levels but also consider various elements of the fab.

SILVER - Semiconductor Industry Leading towards Viable Energy Recovery

The SILVER project’s objective is the design, development and assessment of innovative and comprehensive approaches to reduce the environmental impact of existing semiconductor manufacturing. The project will focus on the development of innovative solutions for the reduction of water and energy consumption.

LASSIE-Fp7 - Large Area Solid State Intelligent Efficient luminaires

The main objective of the LASSIE-FP7 project is to implement large-area and low-cost intelligent SSL modules with high efficiency and high lighting quality, while assessing environmental impact throughout their life cycle.