Innos Ltd launches research and development operations for innovations in Silicon Technology

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 1 December 2004

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(2004), "Innos Ltd launches research and development operations for innovations in Silicon Technology", Microelectronics International, Vol. 21 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/mi.2004.21821cab.009

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Innos Ltd launches research and development operations for innovations in Silicon Technology

Innos Ltd launches research and development operations for innovations in Silicon Technology

Keywords: Research, Silicon

Innos Ltd, the UK's leading research and development company for innovations in silicon technology, has announced the launch of its state- of-the-art operations, based at the world-class Silicon Fabrication Facility at the University of Southampton.

Steve Byars has been appointed as chief executive officer at Innos joining from IQE, the world-leading merchant epiwafer supplier for the compound semiconductor industry. With over 20 years management expertise in the field of microelectronics he leads an expert team of engineers, technicians and scientists, to provide the UK industry with the following proficiencies:

Research and development partnerships for research into silicon-based technologies.

Strategies for exploitation of intellectual property rights generated by users of the Innos facility.

A prototyping service for start-up companies requiring fabrication of silicon-based electronic devices, photonic devices, power devices and all types of MEMS devices and micro systems.

A foundry service offering individual process steps.

CEO of Innos, Steve Byars explains, "Born out of a significant amount of man-years worth of research experience at the University of Southampton's School of Electronics and Computer Science, Innos brings to the UK market, unparalleled expertise and facilities that will enable UK businesses to conduct research and development into next generation technologies without having to look overseas.''

Professor Wendy Hall, Head of the University of Southampton's School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) and member of the Government's Council for Science and Technology, comments. "This is a major announcement for the UK electronics industry. We are proud of the Silicon Fabrication Facility and are excited to be working with Innos to successfully deliver internationally-renowned research on a commercial basis.''

From its 1,000 m purpose built cleanroom, Innos has a full processing line for all types of silicon-based devices and a lithography capability down to below 10 nm using the latest in submicron electron beam lithography technology.

"The technical team at Innos has in excess of 20 years silicon processing expertise and access to leading edge processes and device knowledge and equipment. We will also be making significant investments in equipment to ensure that Innos continues to provide world-class facilities,'' concludes Byars.

For further information, visit the Web site: www.innos.co.uk