The University of Manchester have announced the launch of a new spin out company, Sci-Tron Limited (Company number 09264251).
Sci-Tron Ltd will offer a new approach to advanced resist materials to enable continued scaling of semiconductor device sizes and performance.
The under-pinning technology and approach, developed by the world leading research groups led by Prof Richard Winpenny, Dr Scott Lewis and Prof Stephen Yeates, is covered by a suite of patents and undisclosed know-how.
Dr Richard Winpenny FRSC FLSW, is Director & Chief Scientific Officer of the newly launched Sci-Tron Limited and Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Manchester:
“Sci-Tron resists are a family of heterometallic rings that have excellent manufacturing characteristics because they are: chemically robust; highly soluble in non-polar solvents; can be spin-coated from non-polar solvents.”
“Our key novelty lies in the modular design, which means each component within the heterometallic ring can be engineered separately for the required parameter or target application. The starting materials for manufacture are low cost and commercially available.”
The launch of Sci-Tron Ltd is another landmark for the University of Manchester with the institution building an enviable reputation for new technologies emerging from the various faculties.
The Sci-Tron team have already generated interest from global manufacturers and researchers using resist materials in nanofabrication, many keen to explore the benefits of the new advanced resist materials and ancillary products for Electron Beam Lithography and Photolithography.