21 November 2011

Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University inaugurates compound semiconductor lab

Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) has unveiled a new compound semiconductor laboratory that it hopes will contribute to the development of new chips supporting alternative green energy sources, according to the country's Central News Agency.

The lab represents the first project in Taiwan to fully integrate semiconductor component research, commented Cheng Keh-yung, dean of NTHU’s College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at the inauguration ceremony.

Cheng said the lab will cover passive and active component development from the epitaxy stage of the process through to chip component manufacturing and testing.

The new lab, a collaboration between the NTHU’s Center For Nanotechnology, Materials Science, and Microsystems and the Institute of Electronics Engineering, is hoping to develop components that will help to generate green energy and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

Among the components targeted are high-brightness LEDs and high-power, high-voltage transistors, which Cheng described as key to developing next-generation lighting systems, electric-powered cars and communications equipment.

Cheng said that he also hopes the lab will create a research environment that brings out the innovating potential of students.

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