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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory



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The University of Cambridge and Hitachi Limited started collaborative research in 1989 when the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory (HCL) was established through working with the Microelectronics Research Centre at the Cavendish Laboratory.

Research initially focused on microelectronics and resulted in the demonstration of the first single electron memory in 1993 and the first single electron logic in 1995. Collaboration subsequently extended with other research groups at the Cavendish site, including the Microelectronics group and the Optoelectronics group, with the aim of creating new concepts of advanced electronic and optoelectronic devices.

HCL is a truly international team of researchers, and its open research environment produces a profitable collaboration upon a range of research projects.