Feeds

Major semiconductor R&D facility launched in Edinburgh

$10 million plant offers labs, clean rooms for chip start-ups

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Edinburgh University is to host a focus for microelectronics and semiconductor start-ups within its science and engineering campus. The $10 million Scotland Microelectronics Centre (SMC) is a jointly-funded project between the university, Scottish Enterprise, and the Lothian and Edinburgh Enterprise Council. Scheduled to be fully operational by Q2 2000, the Centre will support up to 30 companies, providing them with labs, office facilities and clean rooms. Technical advice and support will come from the university's department of electronics and electrical engineering, which will be based within the Centre. The SMC will complement Scottish Enterprise's Project Alba, based in Livingston, Scotland, which is currently under development. Alba will focus on system-level chip design R&D. "The semiconductor industry plays an important role in the Scottish economy and support should be given to the R&D which underpins future growth," said Crawford Beveridge, Scottish Enterprise's chief executive. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.