University of North Texas Opens Center Focused On Semiconductor Manufacturing

The University of North Texas and university research consortium Semiconductor Research Corporation said today that they have formed a new research center, focused on understanding the advanced plasma processes and insulators used in manufacturing state-of-the-art semiconductor chips. The SRC and UNT said that they have jointly funded the new center for three years, to the tune of $850,000. The new research center will include 12 researchers from UNT, the University of Maryland, the University of California at Berkeley, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, Pennsylvania State University, Columbia University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Michigan and Arizona State University., and will be headed by UNT professor of chemistry Dr. Jeffry Kelber. UNT said it currently has plans to build a clean room and nanofabrication facility at the school to support the effort.