The study is expected to investigate the potential of ICT components and systems manufacturing in Europe
and thus to contribute to the Community's decision process regarding the future orientation and structuring of
European ICT components and systems research in the last stages of FP7 and in FP8 by providing guidance
for future R&D investments in high-tech manufacturing technologies, the identification of associated skills and
existing manufacturing infrastructures vis-à-vis new and emerging market prospects as well as an assessment
of potential socio-economic impacts and environmental risks.