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NPL Measurement for Business (M4B) Funding for SMEs in Advanced Packaging

Access to NPL’s M4B funding for SMEs has opened in the area of Compound Semiconductors, emerging New Semiconductor Materials and Advanced Packaging

For companies developing technology in compound semiconductors, emerging new semiconductor materials and advanced packaging who need help with characterisation, process control, quality, and performance assessment, NPL has launched Measurement for Business (M4B) to give you access to their specialist measurement science and engineering experts and facilities, at no charge, to help your business grow.

NPL’s expertise can accelerate your product or service getting to market. Their measurement experts can give confidence in your data, opening doors with potential investors.

Why apply for M4B?

  • Access to world leading NPL experts and facilities – tailored to your needs, up to a maximum of 20 days at no charge.
  • Investigate the feasibility of innovative products and services.
  • Accelerate your product’s progress along the development pathway.
  • Increased confidence in data to validate performance and demonstrate adherence to standards.
  • Support decision making and reduce risk with trusted data from NPL

Is my business eligible? To be considered for M4B you must:

  • Be a UK registered SME at Companies House
  • Have a product or service that is pre-market
  • Be within your Minimal Financial Assistance allocation (previously referred to as Special Drawing Rights) of less than £315,000 of government funding over a rolling three-year financial period.

This programme does not support routine measurement and test services available commercially from NPL or other suppliers.

For further details or to apply, visit NPL Measurement for Business or contact the M4B Team by e-mail.

Global Business Innovation Programme: Semiconductors, Taiwan

Innovate UK is inviting ambitious companies in the Semiconductor Sector to participate in the Global Business Innovation Programme to Taiwan.

The Programme consists of a preparation phase followed by two trips to Taiwan, including connection with leading Taiwanese semiconductor companies and an opportunity to showcase their technologies and products on the UK Pavilion at SEMICON Taiwan. Innovate UK will fund and organise group flights, accommodation and in-market travel for successful applicants. One senior representative from each company will be funded

The Focus Themes are:

  • Electric Vehicles
  • Power Electronics
  • Future Telecommunications
  • Photonics

The Key Technologies are:

  • Semiconductor Design/IP
  • Compound Semiconductors
  • Advanced Packaging
  • Emerging Materials

Download the Global Business Innovation Programme: Semiconductors, Taiwan – Flyer

An applicant briefing will be held on 29 February 2024. The pre-visit workshop will be held on 24-25th April 2024, with visits to Taiwan to be held on 31st May to 8th June 2024 and 1st – 7th September 2024.

For further information and registration for the briefing webinar, please visit Global Business Innovation Programme: Semiconductors, Taiwan

Call for Abstracts for Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference 8-9 July 2024

IMAPS-UK and the Centre for Power Electronics (CPE) are pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the Annual CPE Conference from Early and Mid Career Academics. The CPE Conference is planned to be held at the Civic Centre, Newcastle on 8-9 July 2024.

Abstracts are invited from early/mid career academics which describe the latest advances in Power Electronics and Drives. Up to 5 abstracts will be selected for Oral Presentation during the CPE Conference.

The following Research and Development topics have been highlighted:

  • Semiconductor and Passive Devices
  • Packaging and Interconnect
  • Converters, Drives and Applications
  • Control, Test and Reliability

For further details please download CPE 2024 Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are due by Friday 15th December 2023.

Please submit your Abstract to office@imaps.org.uk

Call for Abstracts for MicroTech 2024 on 10 April 2024

IMAPS-UK is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the Annual MicroTech 2024 Conference with the theme of Making a Space for Advanced Packaging. The MicroTech 2024 Conference is planned to be held at the Aerospace Bristol Museum on Wednesday 10 April 2024.

Abstracts are invited on the following topics:

  • Challenging Applications
  • Advanced Packaging Technologies
  • Electronics Design and Manufacturing Strategy
  • Performance and Reliability

For further details please download MicroTech 2024 – Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are due by Friday 22nd December 2023.

Please submit your Abstract to office@imaps.org.uk

24th European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference (EMPC 2023) – 11-14 September 2023 – Report

IMAPS-UK hosted the 24th European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference (EMPC 2023) at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge, with over 250 people attending over the four days of the in-person event. The Conference featured state of the art presentations from 5 keynote academic and industrial speakers, 70 oral and 18 poster presentations and 4 Professional Development Courses.

Download the EMPC 2023 Conference Report

For further information, please contact IMAPS-UK Office

ZEISS/MCS Webinar – From Virtual to Reality – How to Target and Investigate Condition within Advanced Electronic Packages – Tuesday 26th September 2023

ZEISS Microscopy in partnership with MCS Group are organising a webinar on “How to Target and Investigate Condition within Advanced Electronic Packages” by Stewart McCracken of MCS Group on Tuesday 26th September 2023 at 12:00 – 13:00 (UK (BST) time)

The complexity of current electronics-based systems, make identifying the source of a system malfunction a real challenge. A correlative workflow for physical analysis is particularly effective, find out why in our upcoming webinar. Our speakers will share their experience and tips for troubleshooting electronics packages.

Mr. Stewart McCraken (MCS Group) will discuss what it takes to identify and target specific features of components within its packaging. He will also share the details of a forensic analysis case study, highlighting how information contained in the material microstructure can be used for failure diagnosis.

Join us on 26th September 2023 for an informative session and Q&A. Register today to attend or to receive the webinar recording by email.

To register for the webinar, click HERE

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Centre for Power Electronics (CPE 2023) Conference – 4-5 July 2023 – Report

The CPE 2023 Conference has made the following information available.

The Centre for Power Electronics and IMAPS-UK organised the Annual Conference serving the Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) Research and Development community, with over 180 people attending over the two days of the in-person event. The Conference featured state of the art presentations from academic and industrial speakers, 11 Exhibitors, 60 poster presentations from Early Career Researchers and a panel session on the Future Energy Strategy in Preparation for Net Zero in 2050.

Download the CPE 2023 Conference Report

For further information, please contact IMAPS-UK Office