Cleaning up in 'fab world'
The process of making silicon chips is as complex as the chips themselves. Each manufacturing plant, or 'fab', may cost billions of dollars and is a triumph of engineering. But working inside these hi-tech plants can be a surreal experience, according to Dr Peter Wilson of the School of Electronics and Computer Science, whose account is featured by the BBC, as part of a new focus on The Computing Age.
Dr Wilson joined ECS in 2002, after a number of years working in the electronics industry.
The School of Electronics and Computer Science will next year be opening a new £55M interdisciplinary state-of-the-art clean room which will advance the Schools's research in electronics and nanotechnology.