Introduction to the Institute of Semiconductors
The Institute of Semiconductors (IOS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was founded in Beijing in 1960. Since its founding, it has become one of the most important bases for semiconductor research and development in China.
The goal of IOS is to implement fundamental, strategic innovations on the forefront of international science and technology in order to promote China’s high-tech development. Through its steadfast efforts, IOS has become a comprehensive national-level research institution with programs in fields such as semiconductor physics, materials and devices, and systems integration. In recent years, IOS has made great innovations in the fields of optical and electrical transport characteristics of low-dimensional semiconductor structures; typical ferromagnetic semiconductors (Ga,Mn)As; high-speed analog directly modulated semiconductor lasers high power solid-state lasers; and high power, high performance LEDs, etc.
IOS is home to the National Research Center for Optoelectronic Technology; the National Engineering Research Center for Optoelectronic Devices; the National Key Laboratory for Superlattices and Microstructures; the National Key Laboratory for Integrated Optoelectronics (IOS Division); and the National Key Laboratory for Surface Physics (IOS Division). It is also home to the CAS Key Laboratory for Semiconductor Materials Science and the CAS Semiconductor Lighting R&D Center. Additional IOS facilities include the Engineering Research Center for Semiconductor Integrated Technology, the Optoelectronics R&D Center, the High-Speed Circuits and Artificial Neural Networks Laboratory, the Nano-Optoelectronics Laboratory, the Optoelectronic Systems Laboratory, the Laboratory of All-Solid-State Laser Sources, the Component Testing Center and the Semiconductor Energy Research and Development Center.
IOS currently has almost 700 employees, of whom 480 are scientific researchers. Of this group, eight are CAS members; two are Chinese Academy of Engineering members; 209 are professors, associate professors or senior engineers; 47 are CAS Hundred Talents Program fellows or recipients of the National Distinguished Young Scholars Award; eight have been chosen for the Global Experts Recruitment Program and six have been chosen for the New Century Project, a large national recruitment program In addition, HUANG Kun, a CAS member and well-known solid-state physicist, was awarded the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award of China in 2001.
IOS also offers three doctoral and engineering master’ s training programs as well as three postdoctoral programs. The institute currently has about 570 master’ s or doctoral students and 25 postdoctoral researchers.
IOS has carried out extensive international academic exchange and cooperation, and has enjoyed numerous significant research achievements. As a result, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology and the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of China approved in 2007 the establishment of the National Center for International Semiconductor Lighting Research within the institute.
Furthermore, 27 leading international scientists have been appointed honorary professors or visiting professors of the institute. Four Nobel Prize winners, Prof. Klaus von Klitzing, Prof. Daniel C. Tsui, Prof. Zhores I. Alferov, and Prof. Walter Kohn ,have visited IOS to engage in academic exchange. Among them, Professors von Klitzing, Tsui, and Alferov were named honorary professors. In addition, the institute has established the Klaus von Klitzing Laboratory. It has also established cooperative relationships with research institutions and universities in more than 20 countries, including the USA, Germany, Russia, the UK and Japan.
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