University-Industry Cooperation and Research Program Division,
Research Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN

University-Industry Research Cooperation Societally Applied Scientific Linkage and Collaboration

University-Industry Cooperative Research Committees

Aims and Goals

VLSIs (very large scale integrations), semiconductor lasers, and other semiconductor devices that sustain the 21st century’s sophisticated information society have led to today’s prosperity. These devices were made possible by advances in technologies for growing large, high-quality crystals and technologies for minutely detailed, precise processing and characterization. Today, however, as great advances are being made in terms of speed and integration, numerous difficult issues that cannot be solved with extensions of existing technologies have become apparent. Meanwhile, the development of high performance, low cost solar cells and low-loss power devices in response to environmental and energy issues has become an urgent matter, and innovative crystal growth and processing technologies are eagerly awaited. Academia-industry cooperative efforts based on basic research have become increasingly important in this situation.

To contribute to improvements in silicon and compound semiconductor crystal growth and wafer technologies, this committee develops new processing and characterization technologies while at the same time offering researchers and engineers forums for interaction.

Research Themes

1. Wafer assessment technology research and development
2. SOI (silicon-on-insulator) wafer and strained silicon technology research and device applications
3. Development of new dislocation-free, large diameter crystal growth technologies
4. Quantification and standardization of methods for characterizing defects in silicon
5. Solar cell silicon crystal growth and characterization
6. Wide bandgap semiconductor crystal technologies and device applications
7. Human resource development through international symposia and research conferences

Committee Chairperson

Michio Tajima
Professor/ Professor Emeritus
Meiji University/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


October 2012 to September 2017 (Eighth term, Five years)

Membership Composition   (As of Apr.2017)

Academia: 48
Industry: 24
Total membership: 72

Committee Web Site