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Chartered teams with university on nanoscale CMOS R&D

Posted: 04 Sep 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:nanoscale CMOS? Chartered partners? university R&D?

Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd and Singapore's Nanyang Technological University announced the opening of Chartered@NTU, a 100sq.m joint laboratory aimed at promoting technology exchange and collaboration for R&D projects. The research facility focuses on nanoscale CMOS process technology and reliability.

An extension of an existing research partnership between NTU and Chartered, Chartered@NTU, situated at NTU's School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In joint projects, NTU provides the research expertise, while Chartered provides industry and manufacturing knowledge. The joint lab also provides practical training and industrial exposure opportunities for NTU's post-graduate students, who get to work on real-world projects with Chartered engineers. Fully operational since August 2007, the lab is staffed by 20 graduate students from NTU and adjunct staff from Chartered.

"The semiconductor industry remains one of Singapore's key economic contributors," said Kam Chan Hin, chair of NTU's School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. "Therefore, it is important to continuously drive cutting-edge research in this area to ensure that we remain ahead of the technology curve. NTU's established R&D strength in microelectronics, coupled with Chartered's industry experience and marketing know-how, ensures that the projects we work on jointly will be cutting-edge and commercially relevant."

"The objective of this collaboration between NTU and Chartered is to capitalize on each other's present and future resources such as manpower, technology, infrastructure and equipment," said Ng Seng Huwi, VP for human resources at Chartered. "Promoting technology collaboration and providing real-time, hands-on training to students are some of the best ways for Chartered to nurture and strengthen local resources."




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