12 Jul '11
The Federal Research Institute of Semiconductor Devices (FRISD) in cooperation with the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) are opening a Testing Light Engineering Laboratory, TPU’s press-release reports.
The lab is reportedly to open today, July 12, 2011, at 3 pm, at premises of the FRISD in Tomsk.
This laboratory is the only one of the kind in the Asian part of Russia. It is equipped with modern machinery for testing all types of light technical devices. The lab is to perform certification and quality control procedures of light diode devices coming to the national market from Russian and foreign companies.
The new laboratory is a part of the project “Development of Highly Efficient and Secure Semiconductor Light Sources and Light Engineering Devices and Organization of Series Production of these Products”. The project is carried out by the TPU in cooperation with the Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics, the Tomsk State University and the FRISD.
The project was one of the winners of an open public tender for setting up a high-technology production complex, regulated by the RF Government Statute #218.
Under the project, the TPU and the partners have developed model prototypes of lights for illuminating streets and industrial complexes which are competitive at both the national and international markets. Besides scientific research, the project also implies wide educational program. A total of ten specialists were trained in 2011 for working in the newly set Testing Light Engineering Laboratory and the FRISD’s Design-Center.
The Federal Research Institute of Semiconductor Devices (FRISD) was founded in 1964 in Tomsk as a specialized complex of electronic industry for development and series production of electronic devices on complicated semiconductor compounds. The FRISD is the leading developer and supplier of semiconductor devices from gallium arsenide and silicon. Its main science fields include semiconductor microwave electronics and optic electronics. The institute’s sales are mostly accounted to military contracts for variable capacitance diodes, generators and light diodes.