Photonics platform open for business after a six-month delay
Categorie(s) : Life @ MINATEC, News
Published : 7 June 2017
The photonics platform, originally slated for delivery in November 2016—later pushed back to January 2017—, finally opened on May 2, 2017. In all, it took the builder six months to resolve the variety of issues plaguing the project and deliver a building compliant with the original specifications. One of the major problems observed was excessive vibration caused by malfunctioning acid-base extraction equipment.
The move, which concerns 260 Leti Optics and Photonics Department employees and 360 pieces of lab equipment, will take place gradually from June 2017 to June 2018 to keep disruptions to a minimum. According to the calendar, the characterization facilities will be operational in September; the metallurgy labs will follow and the clean rooms will be last.