To be an internationally recognised centre of excellence, providing specialised research and development services and manpower training to the microelectronics industry.


To coordinate efforts in the study, understanding, and development of methods for the diagnosis of problems related to integrated circuit (IC) failure and reliability.

To provide a source of technical support to the industry through consultancy, collaborative research, and the provision of continuing education.

To develop and design advanced techniques and equipment which have the potential for licensing and commercialization.