Semiconductor Hub

The Semiconductor Hub is set up to address the needs of the industry; focussing on developing capability in design and implementing embedded systems technology and semiconductor process technology.
The huh consists of the following facilities:

  • IC Design @ T12201
  • Nanofab lab @ T12A203

About the Tech hub 

This hub is part of the core Technology Hubs under the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The hub supports the platform for staff and students with facilities to carry out wide spectrum of embedded technology and semicon projects. The hub actively seeks industry collaboration to develop solutions for industry applications. This allows students to solve real world problems, preparing them to be work ready.

The hub which consists of the Nanofab and IC Design labs was established in 2000. It provides the facilities to train students for the semiconductor industry and technology development in the area of IC design, embedded solutions (FPGA), Wafer Fabrication, Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS), Micro/Nanofabrication and Flexible Electronics. The Nanofab lab comprises a 450-square metre cleanroom of class 100 & class 1000 and houses the facilities for fabrication of IC, MEMS, Flexible Electronics and PV cell. The IC Design lab houses workstations with IC Design software such as Cadence and Xilinx software.

The hub seeks collaboration with industry and academic/research institutes in joint R&D and industry projects involving staff and students to improve competencies in the area of embedded solutions, IC design & nanofabrication. In addition, they also provide customised courses to retrain and upgrade manpower for electronic and semiconductor industries.

Capabilities and Technical Services

The hub specialise in R&D and applied projects in the following technology areas:

  • Electronic Systems Design (FPGA, SoC, IC Design)
  • Microfabrication
  • Flexible Electronics

This tech hub provides the facilities and have the processing capabilities for Wafer Fabrication, PV cell, MEMS and Flexible Electronics. They also offer consultancy work in embedded solutions, electronic system design and Micro-fabrication.

Project Showcase

Some of the projects are:

  • Custom IC/FPGA-based design:
  • Car Park Controller
  • Microcontroller core
  • Communication router
  • Sensor control circuit
  • Robotic Soccer Image Processor
  • Serial Communication Protocol
  • Analog IC : CMOS voltage regulator, filter and operational amplifier
  • MEMS/Flexible Electronics/Clean Energy:
  • Carbon Nanotube (CNT) applications
  • PV cell (crystalline silicon and polymer)
  • Micro-fuel cell
  • Microfluidic applications; micro-grippers, micro-assay chip, micro-optofluidic switch/lens, micro-pump, micro-valve, micro-mixer and particle sorters
  • Micro-mirror
  • Micro-actuators
  • Energy Harvester
  • Biochips
  • Flexible sensors


The hub have worked with the following partners:

  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Defence Science Organisation (DSO)
  • A*Star institutions
  • Industries


Courses and Seminars

The hub conduct courses and seminars in the following areas:

  • Embedded Solutions
  • Wafer Fabrication
  • Clean room; micro contamination control and management
  • Vacuum Technology
  • Micro-fabrication processes; photolithography, etching, deposition, etc
  • Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • IC Design

Contact Information

Cassandra Low Lee Ngo

Ms Cassandra Low Lee Ngo
Manager & Tech Hub Leader
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Phone: 67721247
Fax: 6772 1974


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