European Nanoelectronics Infrastructure now open for access

(Nanowerk News) Tyndall National Institute (Ireland) and its partners in the EU-funded programme ASCENT (Access to European Nanoelectronics Network) announced today the launch of the programme, enabling researchers to gain fast and easy access to Europe’s leading nanoelectronics institutes.
ASCENT enables access to advanced nanoelectronics device data (14nm CMOS and beyond), test chips and characterisation equipment at the Tyndall National Institute in Ireland, CEA-Leti in France and imec in Belgium. This allows the nanoelectronics research community to explore exciting new developments in advanced CMOS devices and meet the challenges created in an ever-evolving and demanding digital world.
Dr Valentina Terzieva (imec), David Holden (CEA-Leti) and Prof. Jim Greer (Tyndall National Institute)
Dr Valentina Terzieva (imec, Belgium), David Holden (CEA-Leti, France) and Prof. Jim Greer (Tyndall National Institute, Ireland) at the launch of ASCENT programme at Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland.
The ASCENT partners’ facilities are truly world-class, representing over €2 billion of combined research infrastructure with unique credentials in advanced semiconductor processing, nanofabrication, electrical characterisation and atomistic and TCAD modelling.
This is the first time that access to these state-of-the-art devices and test structures will become available anywhere in the world.
Over 70 researchers from 20 countries world-wide have already signed up through the ASCENT web site Access is fast and easy and financial support is provided to Users of the facilities. The three partners met in Cork, Ireland to launch the programme.
The ASCENT Project Co-ordinator Prof. Jim Greer said he was delighted to see such a rapid uptake from the research community and encouraged researchers to join the ASCENT network and avail of this unique opportunity.
Source: imec