Electronics Research Laboratory
The core technologies of the Electronics Research Laboratory include those related to thin-film materials, microfabrication and superconductivity. It plays a part in strengthening the Kobe Steel Group’s competitiveness in such growth fields as nanotechnology, the environment, and energy. In addition, it capitalizes on its electromagnetic design and electronic control technologies in its efforts to develop novel products in power electronics and to make inroads into new businesses.Thin Films: Sputtering targets, thin-film devices; microfabrication; solar cells Superconductivity: Superconducting wires; superconducting magnets; electromagnetic design Power Electronics: Power electronics, electronic control system
LCD Panel, HDD Assembly, and Sputtering Targets
Advanced thin film materials and sputtering targets are developed for PVD processing. In particular, our Al-Nd alloys are one of the best materials for the interconnects for LCD panels.
Diamond Films and Devices
Diamond film technologies are developed for various applications, including FETs, UV photodetectors, optical windows, thermal management, and waste-water treatment.
Our Nb3Sn superconducting wires with excellent performance at very high field, combined with our high performance cryogenic technology, are used to build the NMR magnets with the world highest magnetic field of 930 MHz (21.9 T).