The Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Veeco Instruments (Plainview, NY) have recently announced that Veeco Instruments has joined the Microsystems Industrial Group (MIG), an exclusive member industry consortium.
MIG was founded in the 1980s to support MTL infrastructure and provide direction to the Microsystems Technology Laboratories research and educational objectives in consultation with the faculty. Veeco Instruments is a leading provider of Metrology and Process Equipment solutions for the material science, precision manufacturing, semiconductor, data storage, wireless, lighting and solar industries. This partnership with MTL will strengthen MTL's efforts in areas such as nanotechnology, energy research, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and compound semiconductors, among others. Veeco Instruments decided to join the MIG following participation in a number of preliminary technical meetings over the past year.
"We are enthusiastic about this collaboration and the synergy it will bring to both parties." said Dr. Erik Novak, Director of Applications and Technology in Veeco Instruments. Dr. Dong Chen, Principal Scientist at Veeco Instruments and Industrial Advisory Board member of MTL added that "many of MTL's challenging projects will benefit from our precision measurement capabilities and the relationship will provide us opportunity to better engage with the research community in many areas that are important to our business."
Professor Anantha P. Chandrakasan, Director of MTL, commented, "We are excited that Veeco Instruments has joined the MIG. We look forward to a productive collaboration with Veeco in a number of research areas including nanotechnology, advanced metrology and compound semiconductor devices." Professor Palacios, MTL faculty liaison to Veeco Instruments, added, "Recently we celebrated the Veeco Days at MTL. It was a terrific event, with excellent participation by students, faculty and Veeco engineers. It gave us a chance to identify collaboration opportunities, outline future joint projects and allowed MTL students and faculty to learn more about Veeco Instruments. A great experience for everyone."
MTL is an interdisciplinary laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which more than 80 principal investigators from various departments, labs and centers participate. The laboratory supports research and education in nanosystems, including semiconductor process and design, integrated circuit design, and MEMS.
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