Author: Team Oxinst

Events, Technology

Compound Semiconductor week

Compound Semiconductor week

Last week I was in the beautiful city of Boston, among the red brick skyscrapers and the rarefied atmosphere of Harvard and MIT for Compound Semiconductor Week (CSW). CSW (actually 3 ½ days) is a combination of two conferences, the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors and the Internal Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials. …


Micro LEDs – All things bright and beautiful

Micro LEDs are an exciting new technology that offers the potential to revolutionise the display industry. This Samsung 146inch micro LED TV “The Wall” shown at CES 2018 is a great example of the exciting opportunity that micro LED presents. “The Wall” showed amazing contrast and brightness. The micro LED technology is capable of providing …

Processes, Technology

Ion-beam Nano patterning: experimental results with chemically- assisted etching

Schematic of a ion beam been extracted through the grids

Below you will be able to find the first part of experimental results with chemically assisted etching which our expert Dr Sebastien Pochon presented at SPIE conference in San Jose, California last week. The need for forming gratings (for example used in VR headsets) in materials such as SiO2 has seen a recent surge in …


Bringing the Nanoworld Together – BTNT 2017

BTNT 2017 Hyderabad

Nanotechnology has changed the dynamics in various spheres of life. It has revolutionised many industries and is set to take a giant leap. To understand its use in various fields’, research is being conducted globally by all nations at various scales.  At Oxford Instruments, we realised the need for synergy between Industry and Academia; to …

Inside Plasma

A day in the life of a Service Engineer

A day in the life of an engineer

Every day our highly skilled engineers are working across the globe providing tailored services to meet the individual needs of our customers. Whether it’s installation, preventative maintenance, upgrading systems or contract services. Meet Justin Moreau, Senior Customer Support Engineer based in Boston, USA. Justin has been part of the Plasma Technology family for the past …


Has ALE found another home?

Image for Atomic Layer Etch blog post

ALE? What’s that I hear you say? And no, it’s not a type of beer brewed using a warm fermentation method, before you all rush off to Wikipedia. ALE is far more exciting. It’s another one of those semiconductor process acronyms that describes Atomic Layer Etching. ALE is the etch equivalent to Atomic Layer Deposition …