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IFAE Microelectronic Services

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IFAE Microelectronic Services for Industry


The IFAE Microelectronics laboratory is equipped with the ultimate packaging and assembly technologies, including automated wire-bonding, flip-chip and device inspection facilities hosted in a clean room infrastructure class 100.000/10.000/1.000.

IFAE covers the whole microelectronics assembly process, offering wide experience, know-how and singular infrastructure for design, pre-production and quality assurance, including:

  • Digital, analog and mixed-signal ASIC design
  • FPGA and microcontroller programming
  • ASIC, FPGA and microcontroller assembly

IFAE, is an R&D CERCA center, member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), having the Severo Ochoa'12 Award for its international prestige in basic and applied physics.

IFAE expertise in microelectronics is focused in the development of solid-state radiation pixel detectors for different applications, including high energy physics experiments and medical radiology.


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Our Projects

  Voxel Imaging Positron Emision Tomography Pathfinder (VIP) at IFAE      
  Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (Geneve, Switzerland)
  Cerenkov Telescope Array (CTA) at ORM (La Palma, Spain)



Our Systems

1. Microelectronics assembly line:


Solder bump deposition

A SB2-SM machine provides bumps with different alloys such as Sn Ag in a range from 40 to 760 microns.


Bump bonding

A Suss FC-150 machine is used for the complex process of flip-chipping. High-density interconnections of solder bumps of typical 25 micron diameter can be achieved with this technique.

Reflow Oven

An AVT oven is used for reflow soldering of surface mount electronic components to printed circuit boards (PCB) or other substrates.

Device assembly

The Finetech pick and place machine provides 5 micron positioning precision.


An automatic Delvotec G5 bonder offers solutions for the most demanding integration needs.

2. Asembly quality control and characterization



X-Ray inspection machine

Inspection of assemblies using an x-ray system of sub-micron resolution. 

Probe station

Electrical characterization of microelectronic devices.

 Pull and shear bond tester

The DAGE 4000 Plus system is a multipurpose bond-tester used to ensure the qualityof the critical interconnections.



IFAE Microelectronics Services 


We offer solutions in the field of radiation & particle detectors based on tailored electronics & microelectronics technology

We also offer collaborative research with industry in the framework of public funding at national and international level.

  • Pixel detector development, including readout and front-end electronics
  • X-Ray, Nuclear Medicine and IR-Vis Camera design and construction
  • High performance R+D including: high vacuum and cryogenics
  • High precision mechanics, electronics, optics & control software 


December 2015 - Opening of FPU predoctoral fellowships

The "Institut de Física d'Altes Energies" (IFAE) in Barcelona announces the opening of FPU predoctoral fellowships by the Ministerio de Educación y Deportes. Those are positions for outstanding young graduates interested in working towards a PhD thesis at IFAE.

COLLOQUIUM - Simulating the proton

Friday, 27 November 2015 at 14:30 - - Seminar room

Speaker: Gunnar Bali (Regensburg U)

 Abstract: Almost all the known mass of the universe can be attributed to nuclei, i.e. bound states of nucleons (protons and neutrons). These are made up of quarks and gluons, that strongly interact according to the laws of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). QCD constitutes the theoretically cleanest and most solid component of the present standard model of elementary particles and their (strong and electroweak) interactions. This "model" leaves many questions unanswered and we may well learn about yet to be discovered fundamental theories from studying its cleanest part, i.e. QCD.

COLLOQUIUM - Big Data for Biosciences

November 9 2015, 12:00pm - Seminar room

Speaker: Roderic Guigó (Centre de Regualció Genòmica, Barcelona)

Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics for the T2K collaboration and other neutrino experiments

Los experimentos de oscilaciones de neutrinos se llevan el premio Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics .

  • El premio reconoce la importancia del descubrimiento de las oscilaciones de neutrinos como clave para llegar a resolver el enigma de la ausencia de antimateria en el Universo.
  • El premio está valorado en 3 millones de dólares y lo comparten 5 colaboraciones: Daya Bay, KamLAND, SNO, Super-Kamiokande. y T2K junto con K2K.
  • Dos institutos españoles, el IFAE de Barcelona y el IFIC de Valencia, participan en uno de los experimentos premiados, la colaboración T2K y su predecesora K2K.

3 open position at IFAE through the European project P-SPHERE

The European P-SPHERE project, coordinated by the UAB and with participation of UAB-CIE member centres, received funding from the latest COFUND-2014 call.

48 postdoctoral contracts of 3 years' duration are to be awarded and the fellows will conduct their research at UAB-CIE Sphere centers. 3 of these positions are available at IFAE.

Criteris d'avaluació beques FI-AGAUR 2016

SEMINAR: Discovery through precision: perturbative QCD at the dawn of Run II

October 30 2015, 12:00pm -  Seminar room

Speaker: Juan Rojo (Oxford University)

Abstract: The detailed exploration of the Higgs sector and the search for New Physics beyond the Standard Model are the two main goals of the recently started Run II of the Large Hadron Collider.

October 2015: Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Physics

Publication Date: October 20, 2015

Closing Date: December 21, 20015


The Theory Group at the Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE), on the UAB Campus (Barcelona), invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Particle Physics

starting in September 2016. The appointment will be for two years.

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