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Advanced Gallium Nitride Microelectronic Devices Produced on Gallium Nitride…

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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2003 / SBIR
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Kyma Technologies, Inc.
8829 Midway West Road Raleigh, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Advanced Gallium Nitride Microelectronic Devices Produced on Gallium Nitride Substrates
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N0016403C6012
Award Amount: $70,000.00


This program will demonstrate high-performance GaN microelectronic devices for X-band radar applications by using novel device designs and single crystal gallium nitride substrates. FETs for power amplifiers will benefit from lower defects resulting fromgrowth on a native GaN substrate, improved device design, including features such as gate recess and passivation layers, and device cooling. The main goals of the Phase I research are to analyze technical issues and develop implementation plans forproduction of GaN devices with advanced device structures. Proof of concept efforts will include growth and fabrication of GaN FETs on GaN substrates. With these approaches and device improvements, advances in device efficiency, stability, and reliabilitywill be achieved. Phase II work will focus on the further development of devices and integrated power amplifier modules. GaN-based FET technology with high device efficiency, stability, and reliability will benefit commercial electronic applicationsthroughout several industries, including wireless communications infrastructure and mobile phones, commercial radar, and satellites. Demonstration of the applicability of GaN substrates in these applications will expand their implementation in othertechnological areas, such as improving the performance of GaN-based optoelectronic devices.

Principal Investigator:

Drew Hanser
Director of Business Deve

Business Contact:

Edward Pupa
President and CEO
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8829 Midway West Road Raleigh, NC 27617

EIN/Tax ID: 562089207
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No