Oxford Instruments to Grow its Asia-Pacific R&D Center at ITRI

Oxford Instruments plc reported that it plans to increase personnel at its R&D base at the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan. The company also said it intends to leverage ITRI’s R&D capabilities to strengthen the relationship in developing innovative technologies.

Vice President Jia-Ruey Duann and Finance Director of Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology Adam Jaufurally formally signed the Memorandum of Understanding about the collaboration (MUO). In the future, the organizations plan to expand the cooperation to developing micro-LED, MEMS, silicon photonics, and the creation of other technology for semiconductor optoelectronic components and equipment.

Oxford Instruments and ITRI First Signed MOU about Collaboration in 2006

The research institute and Oxford Instruments first signed an MOU about collaboration in 2006. Afterward, ITRI’s MEMS Center and Oxford Instruments engaged in close cooperation for the successful development of HB-LED-related technology.

Under the latest agreement, the increased ability to do research will both benefit the future development of conventional LED-related technology and the development of applications in other fields such as micro-LEDs and silicon photonics. Dr. Duann also said that Oxford Instruments hopes the collaborative efforts will accelerate economic growth in Asia’s emerging markets.

Mr. Jaufurally said that Oxford Instruments is attracted to Taiwan because of its leading technology and comprehensive industrial chain within the semiconductor industry. Mr. Jaufurally added that ITRI plays an essential role in Oxford Instruments’ technology R&D, and therefore Oxford Instruments is interested in growing its collaboration with the research center and the Taiwan industry.

Oxford instruments plans to jointly hold precision testing/analysis training with ITRI, making ITRI an essential base for Oxford Instruments in the Asia-Pacific for training engineering R&D personnel, he said.

After the MOU signing, Oxford Instruments held a seminar during which the company shared new solutions for nanoanalysis and plasma technology applications in the semiconductor market.