President Noynoy Aquino recently boasted the completion of the Philippines’ Advanced Materials Testing Laboratory or ADMATEL. It’s a facility that tests integrated circuits (IC’s) for errors ensuring that they function as intended.

Advanced Materials Testing Laboratory of the Philippines or ADMATEL
Entrance to the Philippines’ Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory 

ADMATEL houses several advanced materials testing equipment like Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) and Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) among others.

These equipment and others acquired by the laboratory allows semiconductor companies in the Philippines to test their designs here cutting the costs that they need to spend in sending their products abroad.

The semiconductor industry in the Philippines is one of the major contributors in the exported products and ADMATEL aims to improve this. Now, these companies can design, test and manufacture advanced electronic components here in the Philippines instead of just assemble the final product.

ADMATEL is situated at the DOST Compound in Bicutan, Taguig City.