Facilities & Equipment
The NDSU Research and Technology Park broke ground on the Research 2 (R2) facility in September 2002 and was completed in March 2004. The Park consists of approximately 55 acres and is located on the north end of the campus.
Research 2, a 75,000 sf research facility consists of three main wings: West wing, south wing and cleanroom wing.
This wing contains the administrative and technical staff offices and meeting rooms for CNSE personnel, as well as four laboratories for the Center's electronics design and testing.
This wing consists of traditional wet chemistry laboratories and researcher offices. Eight labs ranging from 882 sf to 1,470 sf in size are in this wing. These labs enable research in nanoscale materials research, including preparation and characterization, and include extensive facilities for combinatorial materials research science.
The 14,500 sf cleanroom wing in R2 contains 8,000 sf of service chase, 4,100 sf of Class 10,000 and 2,300 sf of Class 100 cleanrooms for microsensors and nanotechnology research, plus traditional semiconductor processes. CNSE conducts electronic miniaturization research and fabrication in the Class 10,000 and 100 cleanrooms. The key technologies housed in these cleanrooms include photolithography, wet chemistry and thin film deposition. The Class 100 rooms include a Nanoblock™ fabrication line and Class 10,000 rooms include a Chip Scale Packaging fabrication line.
Die bonder, wire bonder, saw, tape bonder, plasma cleaner, stencil printer, transfer molding press, liquid material dispensing system, solder ball placement, micro-hardness tester, solder reflow oven, pull and shear inspection and optical measurement system.