Are you looking for a partner offering a seamless path from microelectronics R&D and prototyping to small and medium scale manufacturing services? We help you to innovate, design, develop and manufacture new semiconductor components for a variety of new applications.
VTT has multiple technology platforms for quick and cost-effective development of new components.
VTT’s IPR portfolio includes over 100 patent families related to microelectronics that are available for licensing.
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Microelectronics research at VTT
Microelectronic components are the key enablers of nearly every product or service that we use on a daily basis. The sensors in our phones and cars are familiar to everyone, but as we move deeper into a smart and interconnected world, the need for innovative new components is increasing. Each new development can help us in improving efficiency, productivity and ultimately the quality of our lives.
VTT offers a unique, fast and cost-effective path to support our customers product development - from microelectronics R&D to manufacturing services.
VTT has always been an innovator in the field of microelectronics. We have been early pioneers in using our knowledge to create novel Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), photonic, quantum and other specialty components that can be used to create a wide range of sensors and devices.
We have a rich history designing innovative RF components for the mobile telecommunications from the early days of the industry. Today we have a leading position providing photonic components that are used in the world’s fastest optical switches in data centers. Our work in the emerging fields of quantum technology and 2D materials continues this tradition of being at the leading edge of micro and nano-electronic component development.
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VTT technology platforms
We focus on MEMS, photonic components, 2D materials, quantum devices and other micro/nano-electronic devices.
With help of our 200+ R&D experts, we help you to quickly create new MEMS and optical components using our pre-developed technology platforms, IPR and expertise. By leveraging our prior investments in world-class facilities and proven technology platforms, we can develop and manufacture your products cost-effectively, allowing you to get to market faster while minimizing R&D risk.
Silicon photonics and integration
Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) with low loss, small polarization dependency and small footprint. Hybrid and monolithic integration for communication and sensing applications.
Thin film RF components and integration
Thin-film piezo-electric micro-acoustic devices such as BAW filters, silicon waveguides for millimeter waves and THz, integrated passive devices (IPD).
Superconductive & tunnel junction devices
Multilayer devices for detectors, electronics and quantum devices. Applications range from medical sensors to quantum information.
Active silicon devices
Radiation detectors and custom CMOS. Applications range from X-ray detectors to read-out circuits and quantum technologies. ASIC design environment and expertise.
MEMS & MOEMS
SOI MEMS and thin-film surface MEMS devices and Fabry-Perot Interferometers. Applications range from automotive and medical sensors to timing circuits.
2D material based devices & integration
Graphene and other 2D materials based devices for biosensing, integrated photonics, radiation and THz detection, and novel computing and communication platforms. Wafer-scale integration services.
Our nano- and microelectronics infrastructure
We enable innovation, design, prototyping and characterisation of micro- and nanoelectronic components and small scale manufacturing.
VTT offers research and development of new materials, technologies, devices, systems and processes. We also offer small volume production services for customers, as well as access to VTT’s cleanroom and process equipment. Our unique offering to our customers and partners includes the entire development cycle from fundamental research and process development to prototyping and small-scale production.
Our services are customized according to our customers' needs. We also provide education and training in micro and nanotechnologies.
- Research and Development
- Confidential Contract Research
- Material and Device Characterisation
- Education and Training
- Access to Cleanroom Facilities
Application areas: We work with customers serving many industries and applications.
VTT has worked on communications applications designing RF, sensing and other components from the early days of mobile phones. More recent work includes optical components for data centers and networks.
Chips made in Micronova can be found in medical imaging products such as dental X-Ray and MEG brain scanners. Our hyperspectral sensors are finding new uses in low cost diagnostic applications.
Our MEMS work includes automotive applications such as fuel quality sensing. Autonomous vehicles are bringing new opportunities for sensing, hyperspectral imaging and LIDAR.
VTT designed sensors have long been used in industrial process control applications in the paper manufacturing, chemical processing and agriculture sectors.
Spectrometers and communication systems manufactured in Micronova have been used on satellites and UAVs for ground observation and imaging.
VTT designed hyperspectral MFPI sensors are widely used for environmental monitoring applications such and CO2 or other gas sensing applications.