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Manufacturing Process for Semi-insulating 4" Diameter GaN Substrates

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78513
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053-1626
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
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: 2006
Title: Manufacturing Process for Semi-insulating 4" Diameter GaN Substrates
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7439
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Large area semi-insulating GaN has the potential to impact the commercialization of many technologies such as power transistors, high frequency microwave amplifiers, and high-speed, high-power switching components. One of the limiting factors in many of these applications is the lack of commercially available large diameter substrates. This program will develop 4" diameter semi-insulating GaN substrates produced using a large area crystal growth reactor designed by Kyma Technologies. Applications of these substrates include high power transistors, high frequency power amplifiers, and high-speed, high-power switching components. The availability of high quality, highly uniform, semi-insulating GaN substrates could significantly improve the efficiency, lifetime and reliability of microwave power HEMTs. The overall objective of this proposal is to develop a manufacturing process for growing high quality, low defect density semi insulating GaN wafers up to 4" in diameter. These crystals will be grown to a sufficient thickness to produce freestanding GaN substrates by slicing wafers from the 4" boule. Applications of these substrates include high power transistors, high frequency power amplifiers, and high-speed, high-power switching components.

Principal Investigator:

Drew Hanser
Chief Technical Officer
9197898880
hanser@kymatech.com

Business Contact:

Keith Evans
Chief Executive Officer
9197898880
evans@kymatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KYMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
8829 Midway West Road Raleigh, NC 27617

EIN/Tax ID: 562089207
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No