5.1.5 ICT EHS Analysis
Information and communication technology (ICT) is the basis for our modern society; today, PCs, supercomputers, fibre optic cables, wireless networks, microchips and the many other forms of ICT are inescapable and the ICT industry is around 8% of Europe’s total GDP.
The ObservatoryNANO ICT technology sector reports address developments in nanotechnology for electronics and photonics applications (Crawley T, 2009). This is an area upon which nanotechnology will have the most sustained and significant impact, as so much of the technology development in this area is scaling to (or is already at) nanometre length scales.
The EHS analysis of the ICT technology sector considers nanomaterials outlined within the context of their application and provides a summary of what is known in relation to potential hazard of and exposure to the material in question.
The present report covers four major sub-sectors developed in the ObservatoryNANO ICT technology sector reports:
• Integrated circuits
The full text of the ICT Technology Sector EHS Analysis may be downloaded as a pdf from the 'Related Documents' section at the bottom of this page.
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