In recognition of the important, increasing role MEMS technology is playing within system level electronics, the institute for System Level Integration (iSLI) has joined forces with the University of Paisley's Microscale Sensors Group to research and develop integrated CMOS and piezo MEMS devices. The university has formally been accepted as an associate member of ISLI and joins the existing full and associate members which include Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot Watt, Strathclyde and Lancaster Universities.

Tony Harker, CEO of iSLI, said, "The addition of Paisley as an associate member of iSLI broadens our research links significantly. The university brings a strong background in piezo materials which complements our existing MEMS research stream. We look forward to working with the Microscale Sensors team to provide leading edge solutions for the growing CMOS MEMS market."

Responding, Prof. Katherine Kirk of the University of Paisley commented, "The university is at the forefront of piezo and thin film technology in Scotland and we are delighted that our research will play such an integral role in this project. This collaboration will enable Paisley’s physicists to enhance their competitive positioning on the European stage."