This page lists the external partners, such as universities, institutions or companies, which collaborate in projects involving the Research Units.
- Austriamicrosystems, Graz, Austria: in the frame of the activity on energy harvesting systems we cooperated with Austriamicrosystems, who provided the CMOS technology for implementing the photovoltaic energy harvester for discrete-time working microsystems.
- CEA-LETI, MINATEC, Grenoble, France: collaboration on the characterization and simulation of phase change memory cells realized with different chalcogenide materials.
- Istituto per la Microelettronica e i Microsistemi CNR, Lecce, Italy: in the frame of the activity on magnetic sensors we cooperated with Istituto per la Microelettronica e i Microsistemi CNR, who deposited the ferromagnetic material on top of the Fluxgate magnetic sensors.
- Marvell Italy, Pavia: through his controlling company, Marvell Technology group, is supplying technology access in deep scaled down CMOS technologies (down to the 40 nm node) for projects that have been developed by researched of the Microelectronics laboratory on topic included in the FIRB that are relevant for Marvell. In addition some of the student participating in the FIRB are also spending time within the facilities of Marvell Italy as interns where they complete the work performed in the University Labs.
- National Semiconductor, Assago, Italy: a significant part of the research activity has been inspired by industrial needs. National Semiconductors has important activitis on data converters and power management and the results obtained by the research activity of the University of Pavia motivated intensive cooperation with technical support and access to silicon runs. Cooperation is also one of the elements which favored the establishment of a design center near Pavia.
- ST Microelectronics, Catania, Italy: fabrication of fully CMOS compatible Er-doped PhC light emitting diodes for improved light emission at telecom wavelengths.
- ST Microelectronics, Cornaredo, Italy: in the frame of the activity on magnetic sensors and on energy harvesting systems we cooperated with STMicroelectronics, who, in particular, provided the CMOS SOI technology for implementing the photovoltaic energy harvester for continuous-time working microsystems and fabricated the fluxgate magnetic sensor.
- University of Bergamo, Microelectronic Group, Italy: in the framework of this collaboration, we have been working with Prof. V. Re and his group on the following subjects: low power, low noise front end electronics for hybrid pixel detectors in deep submicron CMOS technologies; monolithic active pixel sensors in CMOS planar and vertical integration technologies for charged particle tracking; noise and radiation hardness characterization of submicrometer and nanometer scale CMOS technologies; instrumentation for noise measurements on semiconductor devices.
- University College Cork (and Tyndall National Institute), Ireland: Prof. M.P. Kennedy is involved in Firb project as international researcher. Common research activity focuses on the study of non-linear effects of analog and digital Sigma-Delta modulator. Prof. M.P. Kennedy spends frequent periods at the University of Pavia also for Ph.d. students training.
- University of Glasgow, Optoelectronics Research Group, UK: fabrication of SOI photonic crystal wire nanocavities for all optical switching applications.
- University of Magna Graecia, BIONEM lab, Catanzaro, Italy and IIT Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy: fabrication of photonic and plasmonic structures for biophotonics and biosensing.
- University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy: in the frame of the activity on magnetic sensors we cooperated with Prof. A. Baschirotto, University of Milano-Bicocca.
- University of St. Andrews, School of Physics and Astronomy, UK: fabrication of silicon membrane high-Q PhC nanocavities for efficient harmonic generation and sensing applications.
- University of Toronto, Canada: this cooperation on multirate Sigma-Delta modulators has been made possible thanks to invitation of Prof. A.C. Carusone to spend part of his sabbatic period at University of Pavia, collaborating to research activity and to high training for Ph.D. students involved in FIRB project.
- Washington State University, Pullman, USA: this cooperation on high speed data converters has been made possible thanks to invitation of Prof. G. La Rue to spend part of his sabbatic period at University of Pavia, collaborating to research activity and to high training for Ph.D. students involved in Firb project.