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Company Information:

Company Name: Soraa, Inc.
City: Fremont
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.soraa.com
Phone: (805) 696-6999

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $498,763.00 4
SBIR Phase II $998,932.00 2
STTR Phase I $200,000.00 2
STTR Phase II $750,000.00 1

Award List:

SBIR Phase I: High Quality, Low Cost Bulk Gallium Nitride Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mark P. D'Evelyn, PhD
Award Amount: $99,935.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate the feasibility of growth of high quality, low cost bulk gallium nitride substrates by the high pressure ammonothermal method. The proposed approach utilizes a novel apparatus which is scalable to process volumes of hundreds of… More

Scalable technology for growth of high quality single crystal gallium nitride

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UC Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Mark P. D'Evelyn, Director of Bulk Crystal
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Kevin Stewart
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will investigate the feasibility of growth of high quality, low cost bulk gallium nitride substrates by the high pressure ammonothermal method. The proposed approach utilizes a novel apparatus which is scalable to process volumes of hundreds of… More

Development of Fabrication Techniques for High Extraction Efficiency Bulk-GaN-Based LEDs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Daniel Feezell, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,767.00
Abstract:
While there have been tremendous advances in light-emitting diode (LED) technology based on gallium nitride (GaN), LED performance still falls short of what is required for solid-state lighting to become a ubiquitous general illumination solution. Recently, it has been demonstrated that… More

Scalable technology for growth of high quality single crystal gallium nitride

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: The University of Akron
Principal Investigator: Mark D''Evelyn, Vice President, Bulk Technology – (805) 683-1800
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Peggy Kraft
Abstract:
We propose to demonstrate and advance several key aspects of our novel, scalable ammonothermal technology for growth of high quality single crystal gallium nitride. Specifically, we propose to demonstrate a high growth rate and high crystalline quality, to design and analyze a pilot-scale reactor,… More

SBIR Phase II:High quality, low cost bulk gallium nitride substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mark P. D'Evelyn
Award Amount: $499,999.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop a scalable, compact and rapid ammonothermal method to grow high-quality, low-cost bulk gallium nitride (GaN) substrates. A novel apparatus that is scalable to large volumes at modest cost will be utilized to achieve… More

Large-Area Semipolar Ammonothermal GaN Substrates for High-Power LEDs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mark D'Evelyn, Dr. – 805-683-1885
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Soraa proposes to develop low-cost, large area semipolar ammonothermal true bulk GaN substrates. Semipolar bulk GaN substrates are expected to be transformative for high power blue, green, and/or yellow LEDs, enabling high efficiency, high power density LEDs at costs below $3/kilolumen. The large… More

Solvothermal growth of low-defect-density gallium nitride substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Akron
Principal Investigator: Mark P. D'Evelyn, Vice President, Bulk Technology – (805) 683-1800
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Kathryn Watkins-Wendell
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose to develop cost and growth-rate models quantifying the capability for Soraa's proprietary SCoRA ammonothermal reactor and associated procedures to produce bulk GaN with low threading dislocation defect concentrations. The new apparatus and methods will enable major… More

Compact, Efficient, High Power Semiconductor Laser for Undersea Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James Raring, VP Engineering – (805) 696-6999
Award Amount: $149,061.00
Abstract:
Existing gas and solid state green laser technology is not adequate to Navy"s needs for comm due to the large size, weight, cost, inefficiency, complexity. Furthermore, to modulate these lasers at high frequency, expensive and bulky acousto-optical modulators are required. Additionally, the… More

Compact, Efficient, High Power Semiconductor Laser for Undersea Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James Raring, VP Engineering – (408) 921-6948
Award Amount: $498,933.00
Abstract:
Existing gas and solid state green laser technology is not adequate to Navy's needs for comm due to the large size, weight, cost, inefficiency, complexity. Furthermore, to modulate these lasers at high frequency, expensive and bulky acousto-optical modulators are required. Additionally, the… More