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Others Servicing the Semiconductor Sector

Institutions partnering with the Semiconductor Sector Service Bureau in servicing the community.

The University of Sydney

As Australia’s first university, the University of Sydney has been challenging traditions for over 160 years. Consistently ranked as the leading university in NSW by the world’s most trusted university rankings, the University of Sydney invests heavily in innovative research across its more than 90 research centres. The University is also home to the the Sydney Nano Hub – a unique facility devising and fabricating new nanoscale science and technology at the cutting-edge of semiconductor research.

With extensive research and education programs across the semiconductor sector, including those related to quantum computing, biomedical electronics, integrated photonics, nanofabrication and integrated circuits and systems the university has both strategic and collaborative partnerships with industry including Microsoft, Cadence and Cochlear.

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UNSW Sydney

Established in 1949, UNSW Sydney is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities, renowned for the quality of its graduates and its commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research. UNSW Sydney is one of the founding members of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australian research-intensive universities, and of Universitas 21, a global network of research universities. In the 2024 QS World University Rankings, UNSW Sydney was ranked 19th globally.

UNSW Sydney has a long history of education, research and commercialisation across the semiconductor sector, including in biomedical electronics, integrated circuits and systems, embedded systems, photovoltaics, quantum devices and computing, nano-electronics, semiconductor fabrication and nano/micro electro-mechanical systems.

UNSW staff and alumni have started many semiconductor based businesses including in quantum computing (SQC, Diraq) and in silicon photovoltaics. Over 90% of silicon PV shipped today uses UNSW PERC technology.

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Macquarie University

Macquarie University has a deep understanding of the semiconductor sector evident by world class MMIC design and modelling expertise and it’s research-industry collaborations, strong research personnel and graduate training offerings.

In particular, Macquarie Analogue Devices Laboratory (MADLAB) has decades of experience using fabs (WIN, UMS, GCS, IHP and Northrop Grumman) for customers as diverse as Analog Devices, Alcatel, Agilent, Ericsson, Nokia, Cree, Sumitomo and leading defense companies, and a history of CAD support for Cadence and other design flows. The HPICMQ: The High-performance IC (HPIC) design team ‘MADLAB’ model, design and test very high frequency and power microwave and millimeter-wave monolithic integrated circuits (MMIC) based on compound semiconductors (GaN, GaAs, SiGe and InP). MMIC is the key technology for advanced communication and radar systems. MQ is home to world-wide industry standard model for GaN IC design.

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CSIRO is Australia’s national science agency and is one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world and is in the top 1% of global research agencies. CSIRO has 14 sites in metro and regional NSW.

With a mandate to assist Australian industry and an established capability in manufacturing, CSIRO is well-placed to assist to steward and mature a semiconductor ecosystem and industry in NSW and Australia. CSIRO has existing mature commercial links with industry nationally, including defence and aerospace. Across our organisation, we collaborate with all NSW universities.

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Australian National Fabrication Facility

The Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) was founded in 2007 to overcome hurdles to R&D success by providing open access to micro and nanofabrication equipment, essential to Australia’s scientific and economic future. It was one of nine original research infrastructure facilities established under the Commonwealth’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

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University of Technology Sydney

UTS is ranked Australia’s No. 1 young university. Their vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. They are known for their innovative and real-world practice-based learning. They are committed to practical innovation and research that benefits industry as well as society with impact.

Their world leading research centres, including the Global Big Data Technologies Centre and Integrated Nano Systems Lab (INSys Lab), span a range of disciplines, including physical, biological and engineering sciences, and contemporary fields such as design, nanotechnology and sustainability. Our researchers provide practical and relevant solutions to issues of national and international importance and equip graduates with the latest discipline specific skills and practices.


CMC Microsystems

CMC Microsystems is a not-for-profit organization accelerating research and innovation in advanced technologies. Founded in 1984, CMC lowers barriers to technology adoption by creating and sharing platform technologies including access to state-of-the-art design, manufacturing, and testing capabilities. CMC enables research, development, and the training of highly qualified personnel (HQP), benefitting a network of over 10,000 academic participants and 1,000 companies developing innovations in advanced technologies.

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The EUROPRACTICE platform nurtures the growth of a microelectronic design ecosystem in Europe and worldwide thanks to a coordinated brokerage service. For more than 30 years, EUROPRACTICE has provided industry and academia with affordable access to prototyping services in a wide range of technologies, including ASICs, MEMS, Photonics, Flexible Electronics, and more. For future generations of engineers, EUROPRACTICE has provided design tools and a broad training offer on design flows and technologies.

EUROPRACTICE consortium partner imec.IC-link has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with S3B. Part of imec, one of the world’s leading R&D labs in nanoelectronics, imec.IC-link offers tailored services adapted to customers’ needs – from IC design to package development, testing, qualification, and volume production.


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