Facing the rise of semiconductor industry, the Institute of Electronics Engineering was established in 1996. There are currently 19 faculty members who are engaged in multi-level research work on basic electronic materials, semiconductor physics, device, process development, integrated circuit design, micro-sensors, and integrated systems.
To support the long-term growth of the electronics industry, we need to overcome the technical hurdles of (1) the continued scaling of Moore’s Law, (2) identifying new electronics applications, and (3) developing new-generation transistors. The Institute is well suited to develop solutions to overcome these difficulties because of the well-balanced, diverse research activities at all levels and the ease of collaboration within the Institute and the University.
A considerable number of common laboratories are already in place to support all research in the Institute, including: Microelectronics Fabrication Laboratory, AFM Laboratory, Semiconductor Device Measurement and Characterization Laboratory, Microelectronics Characterization Laboratory, High-Frequency Characterization Laboratory, and E-beam lithography Laboratory. In addition, some faculty have their own research laboratories with advanced equipment to support their individual research activities. As the University is located near the Science Park and a number of national laboratories, our researchers also have access to the state-of-the-art laboratory and processing facilities nearby.
Currently, our major research efforts are focused on the following areas: (1) nanoelectronics, (2) green electronics, (3) memory technology, (4) ultra-high frequency electronics, (5) high performance optoelectronic devices, (6) bioelectronics, and (7) terahertz electronics and systems.
The educational goal of our institute is to cultivate elites with professional knowledge of electronic engineering, experiment and design ability, communication skills, team spirit, and international outlook. Our professional courses are divided into three groups, including physics and optoelectronics group, device and process group, and circuit design group. Students must take at least 3 compulsory courses and cross at least two groups to promote interdisciplinary learning. Our program focuses on the cultivation of self-learning ability, nurturing graduate students to become modern interdisciplinary engineering talents to adapt to the rapidly changing electronics industry and meet the needs of future industries.