Abu Dhabi-Singapore Collaboration To Advance MEMS Technologies
A*STAR, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore and MI have agreed to develop an R&D twin lab to advance MEMS technologies.
AsianScientist (Dec. 9, 2013) – A*STAR, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI) have agreed to develop R&D twin lab and advance micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technologies for automotive, aerospace, consumer, healthcare, industrial and mobility applications.
The joint research initiative, which builds on the Abu Dhabi-Singapore Joint Forum (ADSJF), is supported by the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore.
The Abu Dhabi-Singapore Twin Lab will focus on the development of MEMS technologies including inertial sensors, energy harvesters, nano-opto-mechanical sensors and ultrasonic transducers. These platform technologies form the foundation of a wide spectrum of sensors that address high volume markets, including mobile platforms, distributed wireless sensor network, healthcare and environment monitoring.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore will serve as the program manager and manufacturing partner in this collaboration. The opportunity will also enable the foundry to expand its IP portfolio to address MEMS high-volume manufacturing at effective cost levels and capacity to serve the fast growing MEMS market.
“This joint partnership will enable us to harness their R&D capabilities to create innovative technologies and products that will further solidify and strengthen our foundation in MEMS manufacturing,” said Mr. K. C. Ang, general manager of GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore.
“With the support of the UAE’s leadership, we strive to develop expertise in leading edge areas recognized and pursued by other renowned institutions. We offer our expertise in fabless and fab-lite semiconductor technology and seek to achieve innovative solutions through our collaboration with the Singapore-based entities in MEMS-related research and development projects,” said Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh, president of Masdar Institute.
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