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ANDFET – A new class of Si power MOSFETs with near zero reverse recovery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-23-C-0036
Agency Tracking Number: A2-9575
Amount: $1,315,218.94
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A15-023
Solicitation Number: 15.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-09-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2025-09-28
Small Business Information
15844 Garrison Circle
Austin, TX 78717-1111
United States
DUNS: 078702042
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Rajesh Rao
 (512) 287-9732
Business Contact
 Leo Mathew
Phone: (512) 775-7991
Research Institution
 The University of Texas at Austin
 Sanjay Banerjee
10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 160
Austin, TX 78758-4445
United States

 (512) 471-6730
 Nonprofit College or University

Applied Novel Devices (AND) is commercializing an innovative power MOSFET technology platform (called ANDFET) that brings in several unique GaN-like performance benefits to Si power devices at a fraction of the cost.  As part of this sequential proposal, we propose to increase the technical maturity level and manufacturing readiness level from TRL/MRL level 6 to level 8.  During this project, AND will deliver Si wafer/die, packaged parts, design kits and new technology to Army and DoD as well as commercial customers to bring this technology to market.  The unique combined features of ultra-low ON resistance (Rdson) and low output capacitance and near zero reverse recovery offered by this technology invented by AND can provide significant system level benefits in faster switching, lower loss, high efficiency and lower cost in a vast range of applications such as DC-DC conversion, electronic-fuses, battery management and next generation RF wireless communication systems.  In addition, this technology has been qualified at a US DoD-trusted wafer foundry in Minnesota.  Technology qualification and volume production in US based foundries is critical to DoD and the nation in enhancing domestic semiconductor manufacturing capabilities.

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