HSINCHU, Taiwan, Jan. 25, 2021 –Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and DuPont Electronics & Imaging (DuPont) today celebrated the opening of a new semiconductor materials laboratory in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
DuPont established the laboratory to stay close to the semiconductor industry in Taiwan. DuPont will conduct, in collaboration with ITRI, semiconductor material research, development and enhancement, and accelerate pilot testing and commercial viability to support DuPont’s customers as they pursue the next generation of semiconductors in Taiwan.
The evolution of 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has spurred development of key technologies for the next generation of semiconductors, including materials to support heterogeneous integration, advanced manufacturing processes, and high-end packaging. Taiwan plays a leading role in the semiconductor industry and has an integrated semiconductor supply chain.
Dr Chih-I Wu, VP and General Director of ITRI’s Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories, stressed that ITRI has long invested in semiconductor research and development and has a solid foundation in the fields of electronics and optoelectronics, advanced packaging processes, chemistry and materials. With the support from AI on Chip Program of Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), ITRI will expand investment in advanced equipment and technology, heterogeneous integrated packaging experiment platforms and diversified design, manufacturing processes and prototype production services. “Bringing together ITRI’s semiconductor-related technical strength and DuPont’s expertise in materials, this laboratory in ITRI’s vicinity will enable closer exchanges between the two organizations to bring more innovative solutions and meet the immediate needs of Taiwan’s semiconductor and IC substrate industries,” he said.
“DuPont has been conducting business in Taiwan for more than 50 years and has grown alongside Taiwan’s industrial development, especially in the electronics industry. Our investment in semiconductor technology and manufacturing centers in Taiwan serves as our hub in Asia Pacific to promote advanced semiconductor technologies globally,” said Dennis Chen, DuPont Taiwan President. “Over the years, we have made efforts in strengthening technological breakthroughs, terminal applications and supporting the strategic technology roadmap in Taiwan. The inauguration of this laboratory marks another important milestone as we continue to enhance innovation and R&D capabilities in Taiwan.”
Added Rob Kavanagh, global business director, DuPont Advanced Packaging Technologies, "DuPont is committed to the development of advanced materials in support of the increasingly complex packaging technologies. We have seen positive outcomes from our past collaboration with ITRI and look forward to further leveraging each other’s competencies and experience for our customers and Taiwan’s semiconductor industry.”
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is one of the world’s leading technology R&D institutions aiming to innovate a better future for society. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a vital role in transforming Taiwan's industries from labor-intensive into innovation-driven. It focuses on the fields of Smart Living, Quality Health, and Sustainable Environment.
Over the years, ITRI has incubated over 300 innovative companies, including well-known names such as UMC and TSMC. In addition to its headquarters in Taiwan, ITRI has branch offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan in an effort to extend its R&D scope and promote opportunities for international cooperation around the world. For more information, please visit: http://www.itri.org/eng.
About DuPont Electronics & Imaging
DuPont Electronics & Imaging is a global supplier of materials and technologies serving the semiconductor, advanced chip packaging, circuit board, electronic and industrial finishing, display, and digital and flexographic printing industries. From advanced technology centers worldwide, teams of talented research scientists and application experts work closely with customers, providing solutions, products and technical service to enable next-generation technologies. More information about DuPont Electronics & Imaging can be found on our electronic solutions and image solutions websites.
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