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Event Type: 
Maxwell plus - for events co-organised by the Maxwell programme

From Science to Manufacturing: Enabling advanced semiconductor technology development

Dr Ravi Sundaram

Oxford Instruments

The joint NanoDTC-Impulse-Maxwell Innovation Seminar Series has a series of brilliant speakers who are at different stages in their Innovation and Entrepreneurship journey.

The Maxwell Centre, the Impulse Programme for Tech Innovators and the NanoDTC are pleased to host Dr Ravi Sundaram from Oxford Instruments as speaker.

The talk

We are living through a time where technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace. Driven by advancements in materials processing we are able to hold more computing and sensing power in the palm of our hands than was possible in large rooms even 20 years ago! However with every new scientific breakthrough nowadays, the question of time to commercialization quickly follows. In this session, I will provide an overview of the challenges of development of new semiconductor technologies and how Oxford Instruments not only enables such research, development through the technology readiness levels in labs across the world but also delivers high throughput and performance for high volume manufacturing of these devices. After this overview, I would encourage a discussion on the kinds of technologies the audience is working with and discuss views on potential bottle necks and expected roadmaps to solutions.

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About the Seminar Series

This series of seminars happens monthly and speakers will present their ideas and experiences on how innovation impacts their endeavours.

We have a varied list of speakers, from academics turned in to entrepreneurs all the way to established companies.

The format is a 45 minute talk, followed by Q&A.


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Wednesday, 9 December, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:30
Contact name: 
Monica Lucena
Event location: 
Online - Zoom