LONDON Ė Intel Corp. has announced that it is embarking on a second phase of research investment at the Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland, worth $1.5 million over the next three years.
The first phase of the program ran from 2009 to 2012 and included research collaboration on the junctionless transistor initially worked on at Tyndall by Professor Jean-Pierre Colinge. Professor Colinge has subsequently taken up a research position at TSMC.
The renewed agreement will again provide Intel with a commercial exploitation license to technology created through the collaboration with Tyndall. The areas covered in the first agreement and to be continued in the second include photonics, device modeling and material development.
Tyndall National Institute has around 450 staff, students and academic and industrial visiting researchers whose work focuses on the application of photonics, microsystems and micro- and nanoelectronics to communications, energy, health and the environment. The facility includes a pilot wafer fab for the production of silicon CMOS, compound semiconductor ICs and MEMS. Tyndall has more than 200 industry partnerships and customers worldwide and several startup companies have been based on technology originating at Tyndall.
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