CST Global, a UK-based III-V optoelectronic foundry and wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holdings AB confirmed that commissioning of its new, metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) machine at the University of Glasgow would 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.”
Martin noted that operational costs for the system are shared. He added that the MOCVD system will support a variety of research programs, and will be jointly managed within the company’s ISO 9001:2015, quality environment.
“Commissioning is timed in for the 2017 / 2018 academic year,” Martin said, “The collaboration enables Ph.D. students to undertake research projects in advanced, semiconductor materials and devices, in both electronics and photonics.”
Martin also noted, “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.”
He concluded, “We look forward to seeing many talented and motivated post-graduates on site this year, including some potential new recruits!”