Technologies for Emerging Electronics and Life-Science Applications
|Lunds universitet - Fysiska Institutionen
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 250 000
|May 2005 - December 2005
Purpose and goal
Technologies for emerging advanced non-classical scalable CMOS and post-CMOS electronics as well as emerging life-science applications are considered. IP-protected nanowire key technologies from Lund are currently attracting considerable attention from semiconductor industries (IBM, Philips et al). Advantages in, for instance, integration of III/Vs on Si for high-speed electronics and photonics and efficient wrap-gate formation for reduction in off-currents are identified. Based on our track-record in exploration and transfer of nanoimprint technology and advanced epitaxial techniques to industry, we see a chance for Swedish industry to develop process equipment and technologies for the main stream electronics industry in a way we have successfully done before. Besides, well-selected products based on the nanowire technology will be identified and explored. The industrial transfer will be enabled by the development of demonstrators in process and device technology supported by this program.
Expected results and effects
Full proposal for a VINN-EXCELLENCE center will be submitted on Dec 1, 2005.
Planned approach and implementation
Within the continued planning of the program, we will do three major things. First, we arrange a local workshop in Lund where we invite both the major international companies and possible local companies. This event will allow Swedish companies to evaluate the market in this area. Secondly, we will address the steering boards in Swedish companies directly, to make them aware of the development. Finally, we will strengthen the local network to bring in the competence in system design in order to realize the most promising key application. Similarly, biomedical companies within Medicon Valley and Photonic companies related to DTU and KTH and their respective competences will be added to the center.