NPL’s extensive cutting edge, applied metrology capability and experience is directly relevant to Semiconductor supply chains. We deliver metrology services and develop novel characterisation standards (skills, techniques, and technology) to support UK innovation and manufacturing, working directly with leading academics and industrialists. Our experts convene the UK semiconductor industry to identify priorities in measurement and test capability to support growth and to influence the development of international Standards.
Our highly respected scientists work at the heart of the international Semiconductor industry, representing the UK on international committees to ensure that the UK’s needs are met by International Standards as they are developed. Our independence means that we are ideally placed to bring together multiple partners from across industry and academia, locally and internationally. NPL currently leads the EU Metrology project (EMPIR) on Metrology in Manufacturing Compound Semiconductors 2021-2024 (a UK and European partnership). Through our international engagement and networks, we deliver pre-standards research for Emerging Technologies, which is currently being used to address semiconductors and synthetic biology. The role of NPL in leading the development of pre-standards research globally provides early access to best practice for UK industry and helps accelerate trust in international supply chains.
There is convergence and interdependence between NPL’s semiconductor activities and the other Critical Technologies, including NPL’s existing national programmes addressing telecoms and quantum technologies.
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