CST Global and UoG MOCVD machine project ready for 2017 / 2018 academic year.


12 September 2017

CST Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holdings AB and the UK’s leading, independent, III-V opto-electronic, semiconductor foundry, is pleased to confirm that commissioning of its new, metalorganic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) machine will be completed in time for the 2017 / 2018 academic year.

Neil Martin, CEO of CST Global, explained, “The MOCVD machine project is a unique, academic and commercial collaboration between the University of Glasgow and CST Global. 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 Globals’s foundry facility at Blantyre, Glasgow, where it will operate. Operational costs are shared, with the machine supporting a range of research programmes, jointly managed within our ISO 9001:2015, quality environment.

“Commissioning is timed in 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. 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. 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!”

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