PARC Launches Cleanroom Services for Electronics R&D Partnerships
Focus on Processes, Designs, Materials and Applications for the Transition to Manufacturing
August 6, 2019 – Palo Alto, Calif.– PARC, a Xerox company has announced the opening of new cleanroom facilities for use by corporate research departments, government agencies and startup companies to develop prototype electronic devices and novel technologies quickly and cost-effectively.
PARC’s shared “cleanroom-as-a-service” center was designed to enable partners to develop and test new thin-film electronics and optoelectronic devices. PARC provides end-to-end processes to design and fabricate a wide variety of active devices. This distinction makes the PARC Cleanroom one of the few facilities worldwide that can prototype display and imaging thin-film transistor backplanes which are compatible with manufacturing facilities.
The PARC Cleanroom is equipped with a wide range of tools that allow for unique processes such as deposition, electroplating, etching, wafer bonding and sputtering. In addition,PARC Cleanroom clients can draw on PARC’s expertise in working with semiconductor thin-film materials including amorphous silicon, metal oxides, low-temperature polysilicon and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
“The new cleanroom gives PARC’s partners a newfound ability to develop and test exciting products in the areas of printed organic semiconductors, flexible electronics, nanowire devices, and solar cells,” said Bob Street, PARC Senior Research Fellow and manager of the Printed Electronic Devices area.
“Many large technology manufacturers already have advanced cleanrooms in place, but very few facilities are readily available to those who need small and medium-sized research and development capabilities to develop next-generation electronic devices,” said Noble Johnson, PARC Research Fellow and manager of the Optoelectronic Materials and Devices area. “Using these advanced tools, our expert staff is poised to help clients with their prototype designs, simulation and fabrication.”
In the field of optoelectronics, PARC specializes in the growth and processing of aluminium gallium indium nitride semiconductor materials, using metal-organic chemical vapor deposition. Dedicated facilities at the PARC Cleanroom are also available for the fabrication of laser diodes and light-emitting diodes that operate in the visible and UV spectrums.
PARC, a Xerox company, provides custom R&D, technology, expertise, best practices and intellectual property to Fortune 500 companies, startups and government agencies. For nearly 50 years, PARC has lived at the leading edge of innovation. Through an Open Innovation approach that combines scientific creativity, interdisciplinary collaboration and business drive, PARC continues to invent, develop and deliver breakthrough technologies with the capacity to transform or create new global markets. Bringing together leading scientists, engineers and designers, PARC works across multiple industries, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and Human-Machine Collaboration, Internet of Things and Machine Intelligence, Digital Design and Manufacturing, Novel Printing, Microsystems and Smart Devices, and the Digital Workplace. For more information, visit www.parc.com.
Marshall Hampson for PARC, a Xerox company
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