Lab-to-fab Support at the LNF

Lab-to-fab Support at the LNF

DoD Microelectronics Commons

The Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (the LNF) is a proud participant in the U.S. Department of Defense’s Microelectronics Commons as a member of the Silicon Crossroads Microelectronics Commons (SCMC) Hub infrastructure network. We have four decades of experience supporting industry and academic advanced nanofabrication needs. Our lab, which has over 130 tools, a professional staff of 19 people, and is open 24/7 for independent use by our 300+ users. With a Microelectronics Commons-dedicated engineer funded by the SCMC, the LNF stands ready to support your lab-to-fab research and development needs.

Here are some of the ways we can help:

  • If you are preparing or considering a funding proposal and want to see how the LNF can help, we are glad to discuss your R&D needs and determine how the LNF can support them. We can also work with you to provide cost estimates for R&D work that is being proposed, whether for the Microelectronics Commons or another funding opportunity.
  • If you decide to send staff or students to work in our facility, we will provide them with training and guidance. Onboarding will be accelerated for those working on Microelectronics Commons projects to ensure rapid progress. To pursue this path, follow these steps.
  • If you need only a single process module, this can often be supported by our professional staff through our process service program. Such work is done on a fee on a best-efforts basis, and is subject to staff and tool availability.
  • If you need more advanced processing, or do not wish to send your own engineers into the lab, we can connect you with several 3rd party contractors who use our facility to perform advanced nanofabrication processes as a service. These consultants are not affiliated with the LNF, but are authorized, experienced users of the facility who accept contract work for fabrication projects.
  • If you want to partner with academic researchers, we can connect you with the more than 100 faculty at the University of Michigan who work in semiconductor-related areas. Some of our specialities include:
    • CMOS+X, ferroelectric devices, next generation memories, BEOL 2D and oxide transistors
    • RF & power electronics chip design and devices, including Si RFIC/THz, GaN/AlGaN, and gallium oxide
    • VLSI, microsystems, and embedded systems design/fab/test for radar and electromagnetic warfare, sensing, and secure edge IoT

To take the next step, please write to [email protected] or complete our contact form. We’ll get in touch right away to help you move forward. We specialize in accelerating R&D and welcome inquiries related to the CHIPS & Science Act and the DoD Microelectronics Commons projects.