Our Process & Technology
Our philosophy is simple: because we are scientists and engineers first, we understand your needs better.
Overview & History
SiMPore is a nanotechnology company that proudly develops and manufactures freestanding silicon-based nanomembranes for a wide variety of life and material science applications. Our technology development and manufacturing centers are located in Rochester, NY.
In 2007, SiMPore was founded upon the ultrathin silicon membrane technology developed at the University of Rochester. The technology was developed by teams led by Dr. James McGrath and Dr. Phillippe Fauchet. These ultrathin nanoporous silicon membranes were the world’s first to offer both tunable nanometer-scale thickness and pore size.
At SiMPore we continue to propel and advance this innovation to meet more demanding nanoscale analysis requirements. To do so we maintain collaborative efforts with the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester. Today, our network of customers, collaborators, and distributors spans the globe.
Superior Data Collection
Accurate and informative data are the key to research discovery and routine testing. At SiMPore, we strive to develop sample preparation substrates that enable superior data capture and analysis.
Our Manufacturing Process
Our manufacturing process utilizes well-established semiconductor processes and chemistries in novel ways to create unique precision membrane products. The process is scalable to very high volumes and compatible with semiconductor foundries.
Our processes consists of typical mems and integrated circuit manufacturing equipment and practices. We uniquely adapt these tools to achieve our unique product portfolio.
We insure quality through rigorous process control and monitoring with metrology systems such as ellipsometry, electron microscopy, profilometry, spectroscopy, differential pressure tolerance and permeance testing.
We have a world-wide distribution network to support our customers.
Looking for custom capabilities?
We want to make sure you have the perfect substrate configuration for your unique needs.