Masaryk University and ON Semiconductor have opened a laboratory for academic education and both silicon technology and microelectronics research. Located on the university campus, the 120-m2 laboratory will be used to educate students of physics and microelectronics in a cleanroom environment. These dust-free environments are required for the development and manufacture of contamination-sensitive silicon-based components.
This joint laboratory project is part of a long-term cooperative effort between the university’s faculty of Condensed Matter Physics and ON Semiconductor, in the field of research of silicon as a basic element in microelectronics. As part of its ongoing support, ON Semiconductor staff regularly participate in semiconductor microelectronics lectures for Masaryk University students of physics, and the company provides grants for pre- and post-graduate students. Further information about the laboratory is available at:www.physics.muni.cz.