Posted: Sep 22, 2010

Nanotechnology research cooperation between NSF's E3S Center and German Leibnitz Institute

(Nanowerk News) The National Science Foundation Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) Centre of U.S.A. and the German Leibniz Institute Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP) in Frankfurt (Oder) agree to facilitate research cooperation and exchanges in fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology between both parties for their mutual scientific benefit.
Special focus is devoted to novel basic materials science approaches to build up low power Silicon microelectronics, for example by merging photonics and electronics on the mature Si technology platform.
E3S director Prof. Eli Yablonovitch visited IHP on 22nd June 2010 to discuss with IHP scientists various approaches to achieve these goals. IHP offers a unique research environment to tackle these questions, as its materials science, technology as well as circuit and system design departments allow to address all levels of modern Si microelectronics research.
Furthermore, IHP recently opened a joined Si photonics laboratory with Technical University of Berlin.
Source: Leibniz Institute Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics