Established in 1991, the High Density Electronics Center (HiDEC) is a research center with a world-wide reputation for expertise and excellence in the field of electronic integration. Both academic researchers and industrial clients benefit from:

Dedicated Staff

Professional and dedicated staff (many with 20+ years of experience) provide safety and usage training on all equipment and processes

24/7 Access

Certified HiDEC users have access to all facilities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Users can solve problems and develop new ideas by leveraging the expertise accumulated by Center staff and Center-affiliated faculty

Unique Capabilities

Our low temperature co-fired ceramics laboratory is one of only a handful worldwide on a university campus

Notable Facts

  • The world's first YBCO superconducting multichip module was fabricated at HiDEC in 1997
  • A 2009 R&D 100 Award-winning power module was  fabricated using HiDEC facilities
  • HiDEC has played a key role in the success of a number of technology-based startup  companies as an integral part of the Arkansas Research Technology Park (ARTP); ARTP added nearly $55M to the Arkansas economy in 2013-2014
  • HiDEC has impacted more than 500 students over the last 5 years through the support of four University courses