About Surrey NanoSystems
Surrey NanoSystems develops processes and materials to support the use of nanomaterials in mass-market semiconductor fabrication, clean tech and renewable industries, and provides tools to support nanomaterial research and development at partner sites.
Surrey NanoSystems' first act was the creation of a unique range of nanomaterial growth platforms - the NanoGrowth® family. Incorporating what is believed to be the world's most flexible environment for research and development of nanomaterials, these tools are sold commercially, and are also being used by Surrey NanoSystems and its partner ATI to develop practical nanoelectronics growth solutions to support the continued scaling of semiconductor devices.
The commercial manufacturing possibilities opened up by the NanoGrowth tool led the joint venture team to investigate means of accelerating the availability of the technology onto world markets, and the partners secured funding from IP Group PLC, a UK based venture capital group that specialises in commercialising intellectual property (IP) originating from research intensive institutions. IP Group has long-established partnerships with many of the UK's most prestigious University research departments.
The company's first commercial nanotechnology product, the NanoGrowth platform, is sold commercially to scientific and industrial technology developers. The company has recently evolved the capability of this tool to create a more versatile and automated growth platform, NanoGrowth Catalyst. Surrey NanoSystems' own development using these tools has led to the creation of two fundamental technologies that will be required to exploit nanomaterials in high volume semiconductor fabrication. Surrey NanoSystems is currently forging relationships with silicon fabrication partners to make these nanoelectronics process and material technologies available in practical forms to the semiconductor industry. The company is also exploring further engineering applications for its material ideas in market sectors such as energy storage.
Surrey NanoSystems' management views partnerships and development joint-ventures with commercial organisations as a key means of speeding the transition of its technology into practical commercial processes, and welcomes inquiries from interested parties.
- Surrey NanoSystems secures £4.5m funding to commercialize next-generation semiconductor fabrication technologies (07-Mar-2012)
- Novel nanomaterial system will help create materials of the future - for applications from semiconductors to energy conversion (10-Jan-2011)
- Nanomaterial growth platform's end-to-end processing purity offers breakthrough for developers targetting commercial manufacturing (06-Jul-2010)