Low Cost InGaN Device Production and HOVPE Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0080
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0814
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-053
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
201 Circle Drive North, Unit # 102, Piscataway, NJ, 08854
DUNS: 787144807
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Tompa
 (732) 302-9274
Business Contact
 Gary Tompa
Title: President
Phone: (732) 302-9274
Email: gstompa@structuredmaterials.com
Research Institution
InGaN and the related group III-Nitride semiconductors are important for a range of electronic device applications, spanning lasers, LED's, photovoltaics, detectors, and high speed / high power devices. Present production technologies such as MOCVD and MBE are too slow and too expensive for commercial production of all but the most high-end products. In this Phase II SBIR effort, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (www.structuredmaterials.com (SMI)) will solve the speed and cost limitations in today’s nitride device making - we will build a further scalable pilot hybrid HVPE/OMVPE– HOVPE production tool for InGaN and related materials, capable of low cost and high volume material and device production. In Phase I, we exceeded our proposed proof of concept of the technology – demonstrating technical feasibility and resolving several issues. In Phase II, we will implement our patent pending design at pilot production scale, demonstrating product capabilities by producing photovoltaic and LED devices exhibiting multiple indium content (through >5%) and we will refine our cost model, and extend our production pathway(s) of both the tool and of low cost devices. In the process we will establish a tool and material demonstration capability in our applications lab and we will establish product manufacturing for Phase III sale.

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