CRAWLEY, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edwards, together with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Microsystems Technology Laboratories, (MTL) is proud to announce its membership in the Microsystems Industrial Group of MTL. Neil Condon, Senior Manager Applications Strategy, based in Burgess Hill, UK, will be the Edwards representative on MTL’s Industrial Advisory Board.
Sia Abbaszadeh, Chief Technology Officer at Edwards commented, “We are extremely proud to join the Microsystems Industrial Group. This membership will serve as a platform for collaboration and partnerships not only with MTL researchers, but with other Microsystems Industrial Group members and the larger MIT community.”
MTL is an interdepartmental laboratory that supports research encompassing work in circuits and systems, MEMS, electronic and photonic devices, and molecular and nanotechnology. The Microsystems Industrial Group is an association of corporate members of MTL who provide support for infrastructure and programs.
Jesus del Alamo, Director of MTL stated, “We are pleased to have Edwards as a member of the Microsystems Industrial Group. They are a leading manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products and abatement systems, and we believe there will be many opportunities for the MTL community to work with them in productive research and other areas of collaboration.”
Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, abatement systems and related value-added services. These are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells; are used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications, steel and other metallurgy, pharmaceutical and chemical; and for both scientific instruments and a wide range of R&D applications.
Edwards has over 3,200 full-time employees and 500 temporary workers operating in approximately 20 countries worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment.
Further information about Edwards can be found at www.edwardsvacuum.com
About MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratory
MTL is an interdepartmental laboratory that supports microsystems research encompassing work in circuits and systems, MEMS, electronic and photonic devices, and molecular and nanotechnology. The research is enabled by a set of shared experimental facilities, as well as a vibrant industrial consortium. Annually, MTL supports the research of more than 700 students and staff.
Further information about MIT MTL can be found at www-MTL.MIT.edu