Develop solutions aimed at the mobility, automotive, healthcare and aerospace is and will be lucrative. However, the real challenge remains the balance between relevant solutions and timing.
At, the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the commitment is total.
Henceforth, their international partnership will create the Abu Dhabi – Singapore Twin Lab. The Twin Lab will focus on MEMS(micro-electro-mechanical systems) research and development for next generation products for customers that are developing solutions aimed at the mobility, automotive, healthcare, aerospace and consumermarkets.
With US$21 million the initial phase of the collaboration is expected to run for three years with subsequent phases of developments to be further planned.
Connectikpeople.co recalls that, the Twin Lab aims to be a unique collaborative effort between research institutions and industry with GLOBALFOUNDRIES, the industrial partner, serving as overall program manager and manufacturing partner.
Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, the academic partner, will develop novel device designs based on market requirements and the Institute of Microelectronics Singapore, will serve as the research institute responsible for the execution of design concepts.
Regarding the initial areas of focus, it will include MEMS inertial sensors platform, energy harvesters platform, nano-opto-mechanical sensors platform, and ultrasonic transducers platform. Meaning that the collaboration is expected to deliver capabilities that can mitigate power issues in high performance devices such as automobile, industrial and autonomous wireless sensor nodes, as well as improve sensitivity and accuracy for effective detection in healthcare, aerospace and industry applications, where the monitoring of the environment is paramount to safety.