The €4.7m European Union ASCENT programme, led by Tyndall National Institute, UCC, has achieved the milestone of delivering 100 nanoelectronics assignments to researchers from 30 international locations above the very last 4 a long time.
ASCENT has created a local community of above 400 researchers from the nanoelectronics modelling and characterisation analysis neighborhood and has provided free of charge obtain to the distinctive study infrastructure and abilities in a few of Europe’s premier investigate centres.
Julie Donnelly, Tyndall programme supervisor, mentioned: “The a few associates each furnished researchers with a likelihood to obtain state-of-the-art gadget data, take a look at chips, fabrication facilities and characterisation devices at Tyndall, imec and CEA-Leti.
“This enabled the investigate neighborhood to check out remarkable new developments in industry. We undertook a promotion marketing campaign together with workshops and a committed accelerator programme for PhD pupils. The comments from the people was generally incredibly constructive.”
To date, the 100 ASCENT assignments have bundled customised nanofabrication, a selection of nano-visualisation and electrical/physical characterisation initiatives as effectively as the provision of examination wafers, from equally imec and CEA-Leti, made up of the incredibly most current highly developed nano-unit technologies.
Tyndall’s associates on the assignments have bundled institutes like CEA-Leti in France and imec in Belgium.
The partners’ respective services are actually planet-class, representing around €2 billion of put together exploration infrastructure with one of a kind credentials in highly developed semiconductor processing, nanofabrication, heterogeneous and 3D integration, electrical characterisation and atomistic and TCAD modelling.