Physics collaboration wins NMI Prize
Posted on 17/12/2014
Figure: Evolution of sintered silver in contact with industry standard Au plating (a) as sintered, (b) after 24 h ageing at 300 °C (c) after 100h ageing at 300 °C (d) after 500 h at 300 °C.
Eltek Semiconductors Ltd. have won the 2014 NMI prize for research collaboration with a university, for a project carried out in collaboration with the Department of Physics at King’s College London. The work has pointed to methods of commercialisation of high temperature capable electronic systems using industry standard materials and platings. The project was considered a success in adding to the industry knowledge base in sintered die attach materials and in leading to further academic and industrial research and development, as well as to the exploitation of the technology in a growing market. The collaboration was vital as neither party could have completed the work as successfully on their own. The academic team consisted of Prof. Samjid Mannan and PhD student Mr. Amir Paknejad, from the Experimental Biophysics & Nanotechnology research group.
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