ØUniversiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is now one of the leading university in MEMS microfabrication and design research activities in Malaysia.
ØA new industry standard Centre of Excellence, named AMBIENCE (Advanced Multidisciplinary MEMS-Based Integrated Electronics NCER Centre Of Excellence) was made a reality using the grant awarded by Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) through collaboration with Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Silterra).
ØAMBIENCE is located in the UniMAP SME Bank Complex in Kuala Perlis and its inauguration ceremony was officiated by His Royal Highness Tuanku Syed Putra Faizuddin Jamalullail, The Crown Prince of the State of Perlis on the 22nd of November 2012. The very unique and innovative collaboration involves Silterra, NCIA and UniMAP was named Silterra - NCIA - UniMAP Centre Of Excellence (SNUCOE) which includes the grant for the MEMS research and development worth RM2.17 million. Another grant, named N-SILICON, brings another RM2.9 million into what was later called AMBIENCE
ØAMBIENCE will further bring UniMAP to a new height in terms of high technology research and development of skilled wafer microfabrication human capital for Malaysia. It is equipped with state of the art design suites including leading industry standard MEMS design tools. The centre also boasts a MEMS fast prototyping tool, and other new, specialized and advanced MEMS microfabrication tools such as special industry standard advanced MEMS release tool and surface coating tool. In Malaysia, these tools are only available in AMBIENCE.