ISIS director Robert McGreevy shows Deputy PM Nick Clegg the Offspec instrument (Credit: Stephen Kill/STFC) View full-size image
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited ISIS today (Thursday 30 January) where he saw the brand new ‘ChipIr’ facility. ChipIR will replicate the cosmic radiation which interacts with the earth’s atmosphere that can cause disruption to microelectronic devices in aeroplanes, helping manufacturers build more reliable electronic systems. ChipIr will be the first of four new instruments to come online as a result of a £21 million investment by the government in 2011. It is expected to be fully operational later this year.