13 September 2017
CST and University of Glasgow MOCVD system to be commissioned in time for 2017/2018 academic year
III-V optoelectronic foundry Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd (CST Global) of Hamilton International Technology Park, Blantyre, near Glasgow, Scotland, UK (a subsidiary of Sweden-based Sivers IMA Holding AB) says that commissioning of its new metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) machine will be completed in time for the 2017/2018 academic year.
“The MOCVD machine project is a unique academic and commercial collaboration between the University of Glasgow and CST Global,” says CEO Neil Martin. “Richard Hogg, professor of photonics at the university, is leading the project to commission and operate the new machine. He is sharing his time between the university, the owner of the machine, and CST Global’s foundry facility at Blantyre, Glasgow, where it will operate,” he adds. “Operational costs are shared, with the machine supporting a range of research programs, jointly managed within our ISO 9001:2015, quality environment.”
Commissioning is timed for the 2017/2018 academic year. “The collaboration enables PhD students to undertake research projects in advanced semiconductor materials and devices, in both electronics and photonics,” notes Martin. “CST Global will use spare machine capacity to provide epitaxial ‘overgrowth’ services to customers. It brings this process under our control, reduces costs and improves delivery times,” he adds. “I expect this MOCVD collaboration to pave the way for many similar academic commercial partnerships in the future…. We look forward to seeing many talented and motivated post-graduates on site this year, including some potential new recruits.”