Nanoimprint foundry launches in Singapore to bridge gap between lab and market

IMRE prototype roll-to-roll nanoimprinter (Credit: A*STAR IMRE, Singapore)

IMRE prototype roll-to-roll nanoimprinter – click on image to expand (Credit: A*STAR IMRE, Singapore)

The Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is backing nanoimprint lithography as a key technology for bridging the gap between laboratory-based nanotechnologies and market-ready products and devices.

Together with industrial partners and with the support of other government organizations, the agency has launched a nanoimprint foundry based at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE).

Companies participating in the initiative include Toshiba Machines of Japan and also local firms such as precision equipment manufacturer Solves Innovative Technology.

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