The SMC provides extensive cleanroom facilities with a full semiconductor/MEMS fabrication toolset and the ability to host staff from external organisations. We are located in a purpose built facility at the University of Edinburgh's Science and Engineering campus (The King's Buildings) consisting of approximately 250m2 of class 10 cleanroom and 1000m2 of office and laboratory space. Both office and cleanroom space are available for rent to commercial organisations alongside university students and staff of the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems(IMNS).
The SMC holds a comprehensive toolset for processing up to 200mm silicon wafers, with all tools capable of being changed between 75mm, 100mm, 150mm and 200mm configurations. The associated process and metrology equipment is mostly located in the class 10 cleanroom controlled to 21±1°C with a relative humidity of 40±5% with a raised floor being used as the air return to the plenum. Each bay is serviced with DI, town and chilled water, nitrogen, compressed air, power, gases and vacuum.
The facilities available at the SMC are capable of post processing sub-micron CMOS devices as well as being used to fabricate a wide-range of silicon and non-silicon based microsystems. The SMC supports many collaborative research projects as well as providing fabrication/processing services to both academia and industry.
For interested parties details on the SMC fabrication and metrology equipment is available.
The SMC is involved in major interactions with industry as well as numerous spin-out activities. We have a significant commercial turnover and is recognised as a leading centre for research and development with a number of companies located within the Centre. The SMC provides the R&D expertise necessary to integrate the many technologies capable of enhancing existing mainstream electronic products and the staff have the entrepreneurial track record to spin out both technologies and products.
The School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh,
Scottish Microelectronics Centre,
Alexander Crum Brown Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FF
Tel:0131 650 7474
Fax:0131 650 7475