Aluminium Nitride Lamb-Wave Resonators for High Power, High Frequency Applications Stresses generated during high power applications in market-dominant bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonators limit their performance in advanced wireless communication systems. This paper describes the design and development of a Lamb-wave resonator. The novel checker-patterned electrode design improves the power-handling capability of the resonator, which can be further scaled up to the desired frequency and output power, paving way for next generation high-power radiofrequency (RF) applications...see more
New Sensor to Detect Bladder Cancer Biomarkers The ability to determine DNA methylation biomarkers presents tremendous opportunities for early diagnosis, clinical research and therapy monitoring of relevant cancers. This paper describes for the first time a label-free sensor for DNA methylation detection using silicon microring resonators. Results demonstrated that the sensor can be used for fast and sensitive measurement of specific methylated DNA biomarkers in bladder cancer. .....see more
Singapore, 14 March 2013 - The Financial Times (FT) published an article “Death in Singapore” on 15 February 2013 concerning the demise of a former IME researcher Shane Todd. Arising from the FT story, there were many speculative reports in various media concerning the death which were based largely on unverified assumptions and claims. more
Singapore, 6 May 2013 – Shikino High-Tech Co., Ltd., a market leader in camera systems and image processing modules, with extensive experience in IP core licensing, has signed a research agreement with A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME) to develop a low power and high performance Gyro-sensor ASIC IP block for commercial hand held applications. more
Singapore, 28 March 2013 - A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC), a leading outsourced assembly and test (OSAT) provider, have announced a collaboration to develop a 2.5D Through-Silicon-Interposer (TSI) platform which will enable UTAC to join the scarce list of suppliers in offering fine-pitch 2.5D TSI packaging solutions. more
Singapore, 27 March 2013 - In collaboration with Fujikura Ltd., researchers from Singapore’s A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME) have pioneered the world’s first 40 to 60Gbps silicon-based optical modulators with advanced multilevel modulation formats for high speed long-haul data transmission. This represents a major advance towards low cost, ultra-high bandwidth and small footprint optical communications on silicon platform. more
Singapore, 25 March 2013 -- The Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore, has launched the Copper (Cu) Wire Bonding Consortium II. The consortium which rides on the successes of Phase I launched in 2010 aims to improve the reliability of semiconductor devices by tackling copper wire bonding issues related to corrosion and stress. Members of this consortium span across the semiconductor supply chain including Atotech S.E.A., GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Heraeus Materials and Infineon Technologies. more
Beside the above mentioned vacancies, we are constantly seeking talented PhD candidates who have a passion for research in the areas of Nano-Electronics, Nano-Photonics, Nano-MEMS, Bio-Electronics, Bio Photonics, Medical Devices, Advanced Packaging, Ultra Low Power, Wireless and High Band Width. Pertinent industry experiences will be an added advantage.
If you feel that you have what it takes to be part of the research scene, we invite you to email us your detailed resume, including expected and current salaries, publications and patents lists.