University of Valencia to open purest cleanroom in Spain
Nanophotonics Technology Center at the Technical University of Valencia (UPV) will, in three months time, be equipped with the purest cleanroom in Spain. Making it the only place in Spain where nano electronic components can be manufactured.
The cleanroom, which will be 10,000 times cleaner than an operating theater is to be located in the new center facilities. The center’s director, Javier Marti, explained that this room is purer than the cleanroom used to “fabricate satellites”, and could be used to make nanochips that require a minimal number of particles in suspension in the air.
Marti explained that the chips that will be manufactured in the center will be aimed at aerospace, biomedicine, biosecurity, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and photovoltaic sectors.
The center, which currently has a production capacity of 80,000 chips per day, is designed both to prototype and to investigate how to function as a “nanofactory”, operating under contract and has a term delivery of a week.
The Rector of the UPV has stressed that having “the cleanest room in Spain and one of the cleanest in Europe means that some projects will only be able to be carried out in Valencia “, which reinforces the region leadership in nanotechnology industries.