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EV Group Technology Workshop

In the afternoon of July 08, the day before the official start of the ANFF-SA Microengineering Winter School, EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, will organize the EVG Technology Workshop at the University of South Australia. EVG technology specialists as well as guest speakers from ANFF-SA and the Future Industries Institute will present the latest updates on NILPhotonics® for advanced photonic devices, microfluidics, 3D integration, and heterogeneous integration.

You’re invited to attend the EV Group Technology Workshop:
When: Monday July 8, 2-5pm followed by light refreshments
Where: UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus, Building MM, Room 1-05
Admission: FREE

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Quantum world-first: researchers can now tell how accurate two-qubit calculations in silicon really are

For the first time ever, researchers have measured the fidelity – that is, the accuracy – of two-qubit logic operations in silicon, with highly promising results that will enable scaling up to a full-scale quantum processor.

The research, carried out by Professor Andrew Dzurak’s team in UNSW Engineering, was published today in the world-renowned journal Nature.

The experiments were performed by Wister Huang, a final-year PhD student in Electrical Engineering, and Dr Henry Yang, a senior research fellow at UNSW.

The silicon qubit device that was used in this study was fabricated entirely at UNSW using a novel silicon-CMOS process line, high-resolution patterning systems, and supporting nanofabrication equipment that are made available by ANFF-NSW.

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ANFF in the Media – University of Newcastle, Brambles trial printable solar panels

ANFF users at the University of Newcastle have moved to large-scale trials of a solar panel which can be printed on a conventional printing press.

The team have harnessed printing facilities made available by ANFF and NCRIS to print a photovoltaic ink onto a flexible plastic substrate.

Read the full Australian Financial Review article here.

Registration open for ANFF-SA Microengineering Winter School

The South Australian node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF-SA) specialises in world-class design and engineering solutions to deliver advanced manufacturing technologies to local, national and international users.

ANFF-SA’s FREE four-day Microengineering Winter School, from Tuesday July 9 to Friday July 12, provides students, researchers, academics and industry with a fascinating introduction to the design and fabrication of microfluidic/electronic, MEMS, optical and sensing chips.

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ANFF a finalist for 2019 Endeavour Awards

The Australian National Fabrication Facility has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Endeavour Awards, under the category of Technology Application.

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Platform Manager position available at UniMelb

There is currently a Platform Manager position available at the University of Melbourne to lead the operations of the Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform (MCFP) at the Department of Chemical Engineering. This position is a maternity leave backfill for a period of 9 months.

The deadline for applicants is 1 May 2019, click here for more details.

New accuracy record for silicon quantum dots

Dr Henry Yang and colleagues from UNSW have published a paper in Nature Electronics which reports a new world-record for accuracy in a quantum-dot-based silicon qubit.

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ANFF signs MoU with NARLabs

The Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) and the National Applied Research Laboratories of Taiwan (NARLabs) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, uniting two world-leading enablers of micro and nanofabrication research.

The agreement promises to provide Australian researchers with a straightforward access pathway to NARLabs facilities, and similarly, Taiwanese counterparts will be able to harness ANFF capabilities and expertise.

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Sydney united to build a Quantum Harbour City

Research collaboration between UNSW and the University of Sydney has overcome a fundamental hurdle to building quantum computers in silicon, opening the way to further develop the machines at scale.

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Farewell, congratulations, and good luck to Rosie Hicks, ANFF’s inaugural CEO

Rosie Hicks, ANFF CEO, has decided to move on to her next chapter after nearly 12 years at the helm of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). She will take up the position of CEO of the recently formed Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) on 15 April 2019.

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