Friday, October 26, 2018

$70m lab for next-generation semiconductors at National University of Singapore with Applied Materials

 Picosun ALD Tool in the NUS clean room
[NUS News LINK] NUS and Applied Materials — the world’s top semiconductor and display equipment company, and a leader in materials engineering solutions — have jointly established the Applied Materials-NUS Advanced Materials Corporate Lab, supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF). This $70 million collaboration, Applied Materials’ first university-based research laboratory, will focus on research and development (R&D) with the aim of developing and quickly commercialising innovative materials for manufacturing next-generation semiconductors.
From left: Vice President & Regional President (SEA) of Applied Materials Mr Brian Tan, Dr Raja, Mr Heng, NUS Chairman Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, NRF CEO Prof Low Teck Seng and Prof Tan officially launching the laboratory
Materials engineering has helped enable major advancements in semiconductor devices over the years, said Dr Prabu Raja, Senior Vice President at Applied Materials. “However, new applications in artificial intelligence require orders of magnitude improvements in chip performance and power efficiency. Materials innovation will have a critically important role in achieving these improvements,” he noted in his speech at the official launch of the laboratory on 25 October.

Guest-of-Honour Minister for Finance and Chairman of NRF Mr Heng Swee Keat called the collaboration innovative and transformative, saying that it melds the complementary strengths of the two partners. “This Applied Materials-NUS partnership brings together NUS’ industry-relevant research, with Applied Materials’ technology and engineering strengths, and together you can innovate and forge new ways in the next generation of semiconductor technologies and advanced materials,” he said.

NUS recognises that the future of the semiconductor electronics industry will continue to require new advanced materials, advanced materials systems and complex materials engineering to bring about product improvements and innovations, shared NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye. The University has thus made sustained, concerted effort and investment in advanced materials research, he elaborated, highlighting as examples the Chemical, Molecular and Materials Analysis Centre in NUS Chemistry, and the centralised semiconductor cleanroom research facility in NUS Engineering.

“This partnership will tap into world-class multidisciplinary capabilities that NUS has built up in advanced materials research to address industry challenges for which solutions currently do not exist,” added Prof Tan.

This Applied Materials-NUS partnership brings together NUS’ industry-relevant research, with Applied Materials’ technology and engineering strengths, and together you can innovate and forge new ways in the next generation of semiconductor technologies and advanced materials.
— Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance and Chairman of NRF

NUS and Applied Materials have identified new materials R&D and processing techniques with a focus on two key research areas — deposition and etching — to work towards pioneering innovative semiconductor structures and devices. “These technologies will be developed from conceptualisation to demonstration, with a mid-to-long term horizon of three to eight years to market, targeting next-generation semiconductor applications,” explained Prof Tan.

NUS Engineering Professor Aaron Thean and NUS Science Professor Richard Wong will co-lead the laboratory together with Applied Materials. Some 50 researchers, engineers and doctoral students are expected to be employed and trained at the laboratory.

Additionally, as part of the partnership, Applied Materials will be sponsoring $1.5 million in PhD scholarships at the laboratory. “We hope to attract young talent, students that will experience the research and grow their own knowledge so they can become useful researchers in the field in the long-run,” said Prof Thean.

NRF supports the setting up of corporate laboratories in Singapore universities in order to strengthen the link between research, innovation and enterprise. The Applied Materials-NUS Advanced Materials Corporate Lab is the 14th supported by NRF and the fifth located in NUS.


  1. Replies
    1. Big data is a term that describes the large volume of data – both structured and unstructured – that inundates a business on a day-to-day basis. big data projects for students But it’s not the amount of data that’s important.Project Center in Chennai

      Spring Framework has already made serious inroads as an integrated technology stack for building user-facing applications. Corporate TRaining Spring Framework the authors explore the idea of using Java in Big Data platforms.

      Spring Training in Chennai

      The new Angular TRaining will lay the foundation you need to specialise in Single Page Application developer. Angular Training

  2. Everyone loves it while human beings come together and info proportion perspectives. Great blog, keep it up!

  3. Very nice blog and articles. I am really very happy to visit your blog. Now I am found which I actually want. I check your blog everyday and try to learn something from your blog. Thank you and waiting for your new post.

    Data Science Course

  4. I am always searching online for articles that can help me. There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also. Keep working, great job !

    Data Science Training

  5. i am glad to discover this page : i have to thank you for the time i spent on this especially great reading !! i really liked each part and also bookmarked you for new information on your site.
    cyber security training in bangalore


  6. Howfixerrors is an independent financial and accounting service provider for all types of large, medium, and semi-scale businesses. Any use of third-party services, products, brand names, and trademarks is only referential. We hereby disclaim any affiliation, sponsorship, and endorsement by or of any third-parties. We can help you in different types of quickbooks error like QuickBooks Error Code 15222,QuickBooks Error h202, and also in QuickBooks Tool hub, QuickBooks Upgrade, QuickBooks Database Server Manager, QuickBooks File doctor,Bookkeeping Agency in the USA, Small Business Accountant Chicago, Accounting Services in Illinois and many more.

  7. Very informative post ! There is a lot of information here that can help any business get started with a successful social networking campaign !

    best data science institute in hyderabad

  8. Are you battling with any health related issues or infection is not the end of your life, why not contact a herbal practitioner for cure Dr Oyagu has herbal remedies and permanent solution for all your health related problems. recommend him to you today only because i have also used his herbal medicine and it worked perfectly on my health problem, you can actually save yourself from giving your hard earned money to Scammers if only you can contact Dr Oyagu today for genuine and Permanent cure herbal products . Pls help share this post to save yourself and your love ones. Dr Oyagu is specialize in these areas, Permanent herbal supplements for anxiety and depression, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Blood, Cancer, HPV, ALS, herpes etc. Email: or visit his website Or Cell Whatsapp Number +2348101755322 thank you

  9. Nice post brother, I have been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before. There is certainly a lot to know about this issue.I love all of the points you’ve made. I am sure this post has touched all the internet viewers.
    vé máy bay từ mỹ về việt nam hãng eva

    máy bay từ pháp về việt nam

    khi nào có chuyến bay từ singapore về việt nam

    bao giờ có chuyến bay từ úc về việt nam

    Các chuyến bay từ Incheon về Hà Nội hôm nay

    phòng vé máy bay giá rẻ tu Nhat Ban ve Viet Nam


    TESTIMONY ON HOW I GOT MY LOAN $300,000.00USD FROM A FINANCE COMPANY LAST WEEK Email for immediate response:

    Do you need a loan to start a business or pay your debts {Dr.Benjamin Scarlett Owen} can also help you with a legit loan offer. He Has also helped some other colleagues of mine with a loan finance. Get your Blank ATM card or CREDIT CARD deliver to your doorstep that works in all ATM machines all over the world with the help of BENJAMIN LOAN FINANCE the ATM cards can be used to withdraw at the ATM Machines or swipe, at stores and POS. they give out this cards to all interested clients worldwide, If you need a loan without cost/stress he his the right loan lender to wipe away your financial problems and crisis today. BENJAMIN LOAN FINANCE holds all of the information about how to obtain money quickly and painlessly via Email


  11. Good luck to anyone reading this true life story of mine, I Was Diagnosed With type 2 Herpes Virus Last year, And I Was Looking For Solution To Be Cured Luckily I Saw Testimonies On How Dr OYAGU Cure Herpes Virus I Decided To Contact Dr OYAGU I Contacted Him He Prepared A Herbal Medicine Portion And Sent It To Me, I Started The Herbal Medicine For My Health. He Gave Me Step By Step Instructions On How To Apply It, When I Applied It As Instructed, I Was Cured Of This Deadly Herpes Within 2 weeks, I Am Now Herpes Negative. My Brother And Sister I No That There Are So Many People That Have The Same Herpes Virus Please contact Dr OYAGU To Help You Too, And Help Me To Thank Dr OYAGU For Cure Me, I’m Cured By Dr. OYAGU Herbal Medicine, His Contact or visit his website Or Cell Whatsapp Number +2348101755322 thank you

  12. Thanks for sharing informative post. Are looking for best Tamil typing tool online, make use of our Tamil typing software to make translation faster. Thirumana Porutham in Tamil | Samacheer Kalvi Books PDF

  13. Thank you very much for writing such an interesting article on this topic, Thanks for providing. Enhance your understanding of Class 12 Physics through Ziyyara's exceptional online home tuition program.
    Book A Free Demo Today visit Online Tutoring Sites for Class 12