Advanced Technology Development Facility

Advanced Technology Development Facility (ATDF)
Industry Semiconductor, Nanotechnology
Founded 1988
Headquarters Austin, Texas
United States
Key people
Dave Anderson (Director)[1]

Advanced Technology Development Facility (ATDF) is a research and development foundry for the semiconductor industry. It began operations as a research plant for SEMATECH in 1988, but was reorganized as a for-profit subsidiary in July 2004.


In December 2007, ATDF announced a merger with the Silicon Valley Technology Center (SVTC). The merger is expected to be completed by the end of 2007. ATDF is currently a subsidiary of SEMATECH, a non-profit consortium that performs basic research into semiconductor manufacturing.

Nanoelectronic Workforce Development Initiative (NWDI)

In March 2006, it was together with Austin Community College, launched NWDI, an internship program for college students interested in nanotechnology. The program provides training in nanotech R&D at ATDF's fabrication facility to 160 Texas students in two-year technical, undergraduate, and graduate studies. The program is funded with a state grant that is jointly administered by ACC and ATDF's parent company SEMATECH.[2]

Award for Nanopattern Test Wafer

ATDF will receive a Technology Innovation Showcase (TIS) Award at SEMICON West for its pioneering Nanopattern(TM) test wafer during a public presentation on the product's applications.[3]

ATDF and SVTC Join Forces

ATDF and the Silicon Valley Technology Center (SVTC) announced on Tuesday, Dec 4 2007 a merger between the two companies. SVTC is a San-Jose based development foundry and recent spin-off of Cypress Semiconductor. Together, the new organization is expected to serve more than 200 customers worldwide. The merger is supposed to be finalzed by the end of 2007. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.[4]

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