Secure the future
through
research at the
forefront of
innovation
NANOSCALE INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS
Since the first transistor
was invented by
John Bardeen in 1947
and the first integrated
circuit was invented by
Jack Kilby in 1958,
semiconductor continues
to grow as the
backbone industry in the
global IT economy
The Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL) of the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a multidisciplinary research
facility that houses advanced equipments to support cutting-edge
researches in photonics, microelectronics, nanotechnology,
and biotechnology.
 DEVICE CHARACTERIZATION AND MODELING
As a research unit of the MNTL, the High Speed Integrated Circuits
(HSIC) mission is to explore the solutions to create innovative semiconductor
devices and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for
communication systems working across the spectrum of 1 GHz to 1 THz.
The research programs in HSIC continue to expand thanks to major awards
from our government sponsor, DARPA, along with our industry and research
partners
 SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
 Accurate on-wafer characterization and modeling of semiconductor
devices are crucial to guarantee first-pass integrated circuit (IC) design, and
hence reduce the product development cycle.
 HSIC researches focus on developing large-signal as well as noise model
for many different semiconductor devices such as HBTs, MESFETs and
MOSFETs.
 INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
Did you know ?
The worldwide
semiconductor
industry collected
$261.9 billion
in revenue in 2008
 Our primary focus is Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors (HBTs) using
InP/GaAsSb material to enter terahertz operation.
 Optoelectronic device researches include InGaP/GaAs light-emitting
transistors and transistor lasers which open a new gate for the era of limitless
computing power and bandwidth.
 Robust integrated circuit is a joint effort of novel device fabrication,
accurate modeling development, and advanced circuit technique.
 HSIC researches focus on the development of novel RF/ mixed signal
integrated circuits and communication systems
Contact: Giang D. Nguyen, Email: [email protected] or [email protected], Phone: (001) 309-868-4287