Institutes of Microelectronic and related areas

Research on electronics, microelectronics, semiconductors, electronic material, microelectromechanical systems (mems), microstructures.


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Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD)

CAMD is a high-tech synchrotron research center whose role is to provide equipment, expertise, and infrastructure for research and development in the area of microstructures and microdevices. CAMD is housed in a 45,000 square-foot building located on a 15-acre site approximately five miles from the LSU campus. Current investigations at CAMD include: 1) basic research in the areas of atomic and molecular structure and condensed-matter (surface and bulk phase) phenomena. 2) applied research in the exciting field of microdevice fabrication.

Centre for Electronic Materials & Devices

The CEMD is a cross-disciplinary, cross-department centre, which is tasked with optimising value by exploiting the synergy between the diverse activities in the areas of electronic materials and devices at Imperial College. It is a virtual centre, in that all the research, teaching and training activities are carried out in the Academic Departments. The Centre is responsible for enhancing co-ordination and internal and external communications, encouraging joint and collaborative projects, ensuring most appropriate use of shared facilities, and providing a stronger voice for these activities in College.

Included in the Centre are many topics on semiconductors in the Physics and Chemistry Departments, including the work which previously was in the IRC on Semiconductor Materials, activities on optical, electronic and micro-mechanical devices in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, work on Electron Microscopy in Materials, and not forgetting superconductors, organic materials, nanoparticles and displays in various departments. Membership is informal, depends on the participants perceiving mutual benefit, and we expect the boundaries to evolve with time.

Centre for Electronic Materials, UMIST, UK

The Centre for Electronic Materials (CEM) is the focus for research and postgraduate teaching related to electronic materials in Manchester. It is run from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at UMIST.

Germany - Max-Planck-Arbeitsgruppe Halbleitertheorie Humboldt-Universität Berlin

In the group, solid state theory is applied to condensed matter systems with reduced dimensionality. Linear as well as nonlinear optical properties form the main topic. The systems to be investigated span the range from semiconductor nanostructures to molecular complexes. Special emphasis is given to Coulomb effects (excitons), disorder, and interactions with vibronic degrees of freedom. Among the techniques used are density-matrix theory, Green's functions, and numerical simulations. Computations are performed on a cluster of Pentium PC's.

Germany - AMICA - Advanced Microelectronic Center Aachen.

AMICA (Advanced Micro-electronic Center Aachen) the Nanotechnology Research Lab in AMO GmbH, began its activities in 1997 with support of the State Ministry of education and science - North-Rhine-Westfalia.

The research is dedicated to silicon process technology with a strong focus on nanolithography.

The Semiconductor Technology research is hosted in modern clean room facilities over 350 m˛ with 6" CMOS compatible equipment. In the area of nanolithography, research on Interference Lithography is carried out for high throughput and highly periodic structures. Electron-Beam Lithography, down to sub 10 nm features, is the chosen method for direct writing and master fabrication for Nanoimprint, which itself is a promising low-cost replication technology for arbitrary structures at the e-beam resolution limit. Basic research in these fields is underway to improve all methods in terms of resolution, precision and reliability.

Germany - Fraunhofer-Institut für Siliziumtechnologie (ISIT)

Fraunhofer-Institut für Siliziumtechnologie (ISIT), Itzehoe, works on design, development and production of microelectronic components as well as on microsensors, microactuators and other components for microsystems technology. All devices of this kind can be delivered either being prototypes or customer specific series.
The institute is running together with the company Vishay Semiconductor Itzehoe GmbH a professional semiconductor production line. This line is used for the production of microelectronic devices (PowerMOS) and microsystems by Vishay as well as for R&D projects for new components and technological processes by ISIT.

Germany - Steinbeis Transferzentrum Mikroelektronik und Systemtechnik

Entwurf mikroelektronischer Schaltungen

  • Mikrocontroller mit Hardware und Software
  • Interfacetechnik, Meßtechnik
  • Testgerechter Entwurf
    (Boundary-Scan, Selbsttest)
  • Echtzeitbetriebssysteme


  • Simulation digitaler und analoger Schaltungen
  • Programmierbare Logikschaltungen
  • ASICs, programmierbare Gate-Arrays


  • Komplette Erstellung Hard- und Software
  • Serienüberleitung
  • Umwelttests, EMV


  • Programmierung mit C++
  • Grafische Benutzeroberflächen
  • Datenbankschnittstellen

Sicherheits- und Zuverlässigkeitstechnik

  • Sicherheitsgerechter Entwurf
  • Sicherheitsnachweise
  • EG-Konformität, CE-Zeichen
  • Entwicklung sicherheitsrelevanter Geräte


  • Busse, Protokolle
  • Rechnerkopplung, Netzwerke
  • Datenfernübertragung

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Topics: electronics, electrical engineering, conferences, publications, standards, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, IEEE Broadcast Technology Society, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, IEEE Control Systems Society, IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society, IEEE Education Society, IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, IEEE Electron Devices Society, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,IEEE Engineering Management Society, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society,IEEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Information Theory Society, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Council,IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, IEEE Magnetics Society, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, IEEE Neural Networks Council, IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, IEEE Power Electronics Society, IEEE Power Engineering Society, IEEE Professional Communication Society, IEEE Reliability Society, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Sensors Council, IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology,IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, IEEE Council on Superconductivity, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Integrated Silicon Micro-Optics at Delft University Netherlands

In the Optical Microsystems Group of Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory, we conduct research and development of silicon-based micro-optical components for fine control of light, including:

  • Micromachined membrane deformable mirrors (MMDM) for laser and imaging aplications
  • CMOS integrated wavefront sensor;
  • Microlenses and apherical components; low-cost micro-optics fabrication technology
  • Wavefront reconstruction algorithms, adaptive optics control and components
  • Micromachined projection displays and spatial light modulators (SLMs)
  • Thermal deformable mirrors
  • CMOS sensor for subnanometric interferometry
  • Liquid Crystal devices for adaptive optics.

Ireland - National Microelectronics Research Centre

NMRC has created a dynamic and visionary R&D environment for advanced information and communication technologies (ICT) based research with a broad research agenda from optoelectronics and nanotechnology to microelectronics and ICT/Life Sciences.

MCNC Research & Development Institute North Carolina

An established non-profit research organization that connects the worlds of science and commerce, while transferring research ideas into the marketplace. Its stable, experienced team excels at addressing a broad range of scientific challenges that support national security and health care initiatives. In addition to its research activities, MCNC-RDI catalyzes economic growth in North Carolina by commercializing and investing in the next generation of micro and signal electronics, advanced networks, information systems and related technologies.

Micro-Electronics Development for European Applications (MEDEA)

MEDEA+ is the new industry-initiated pan-European Programme for advanced co-operative Research and Development in Microelectronics. It has been set up and labeled within the framework of EUREKA (E! 2365) to ensure Europe's continued technological and industrial competitiveness in this sector. The EUREKA label was granted by the Ministerial Conference in Hanover on 23 June, 2000.

MEDEA+ started in January 2001 and focuses on "system innovation on silicon for the e-economy".

Microelectronics Advanced Research Corporation (MARCO)

The Microelectronics Advanced Research Corporation (MARCO) funds and operates university-based research centers in microelectronics technology. Its charter initiative, the Focus Center Research Program (FCRP), is designed to expand pre-competitive, cooperative, long-range applied microelectronics research at U.S. universities. Each Focus Center targets research in a particular area of expertise. In addition to strengthening ties between industry and the university research community, this model concentrates resources on the areas of microelectronics research that are critical in maintaining industry growth.

Microelectronics Research Centre, Leuven, Belgium (IMEC)

IMEC (Interuniversity MicroElectronics Center) is Europe's leading independent research center in the field of microelectronics, nanotechnology, enabling design methods and technologies for ICT systems.

Photo Chemical Machining Institute

The PCMI was founded in the United States in 1967. Quickly added to the membership list were companies from England, Germany and Japan. This was the beginning of what is now a truly international organisation. Today we have members in 20 countries on 6 continents.

There are now members in Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, The United States and South Africa. Member companies have recently expanded operations into China and Malaysia.

The majority of these member companies are classified as "regular" members. These are companies that manufacture parts for resale using the Photo Chemical Machining process. Most of these employ less than 50 people.

The PCMI is helping these companies grow through our technical sessions and the articles that appear in the PCMI Journal. Technical sessions are held in the US as well as Europe. The Journal is published quarterly and contains papers delivered at these sessions as well as articles of common interest drawn from other sources. All members are urged to submit articles for publication.

Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT

The Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) is MIT’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary research laboratory. Founded in 1946, RLE grew out of the wartime Radiation Laboratory’s pioneering study of electronics.

Today, RLE is home to a wide range of sponsored research activities centered in four broad areas: electronics, optics, and photonics; communications and signal processing; atomic, molecular, and optical physics; and "living systems," particularly language, speech, hearing, and haptics. Research at RLE is driven solely by the interests of its investigators, encouraging overlap and flexible collaboration among subject areas. Activities in RLE are both basic and applied, occupying the rich area spanning fundamental research and the development of contemporary technology. Recently, important new initiatives have been launched to investigate the physics of ultracold atoms and to explore quantum information technology and computing.

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC)

SRC, based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., with an office in San Jose, Calif., operates globally to provide competitive advantage to its member companies as the world's premier university research management consortium delivering relevantly educated technical talent and early research results.

SRC plans and manages a program of basic and applied university research on behalf of its participating members. Currently, SRC sponsors research at universities worldwide. Since it was established in 1982, SRC has funded more than $500 million in long-term semiconductor research contracts.

UK - National Microelectronics Institute

The National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) is the focal point for the Microelectronics Industry in the UK.

Its members are semiconductor manufacturers, design houses, vendors and suppliers to the Industry.

The Institute provides a mechanism for collaboration between members, educational organisations, regional bodies and government.

NMI has been supporting the microelectronics industry
in the UK and Ireland ever since it was set up in 1996,
with the support of the DTI, by nine multinational semiconductor companies with facilities in the UK.

A not-for-profit organisation, today the NMI serves the interests of a growing number of members, working alongside them, as well as educational organisations, regional bodies and government to improve the industry’s practices, people and prospects. Our aim: to boost members’business performance and, ultimately, their profitability.



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