e2v helps develop microwave semiconductor devices

A new partnership in microwave semiconductor devices has been unveiled by e2v and academics at Nottingham University.

The aim of the collaboration is to develop and manufacture advanced semiconductor devices for use in microwave and terahertz applications in industrial, commercial and domestic markets.

Funding of £1m from e2v will see a new cleanroom built at the School of Physics and Astronomy on University Park, housing the e2v semiconductor-fabrication facility.

e2v engineers will also have access to the existing nano-fabrication facilities within the school, as well as the materials characterisation instruments on campus. Nottingham’s physicists will have access to the e2v fabrication tools also.

Following a restructuring of its manufacturing operations in Lincoln, e2v’s microwave semiconductor-device fabrication will be conducted in a new facility at the University.

This will enable close collaboration with researchers in the School of Physics and Astronomy and help e2v to develop the next generation of microwave electronic devices such as P-i-N diodes, which are used in microwave receiver systems.