Microelectronics Reimagined at MCL
More and more functions and ever higher output in ever smaller spaces: that is the trend in microelectronics. This means that an enormous variety of material classes come together in the smallest of spaces and the thinnest of layers under increasingly extreme conditions. Mechanical, electrical and thermal forces exerted on the material compound have an ever stronger influence on the durability and safety of microelectronic devices whose range of functions is further increased by the implementation of the very latest sensors. By combining materials expertise, process technology, analyses and simulations, MCL provides an important piece of the jigsaw for continuous innovation. Materials research at nano- and micrometre level is becoming ever more important to ensure the efficiency and failure safety of microelectronic parts and to be able to produce new and functional sensor systems for specific applications. Miniaturizing electronic components while increasing their functionality means that the mechanical, thermal and electrical forces to which the materials are subjected become greater and greater and may cause the component to fail. At the same time, nano-materials make new applications possible. The research activities at MCL ensure that innovative new developments with a high level of failure safety can be implemented quickly, which makes it possible to reduce the development costs accordingly.