Development of Commercial Foundry Source for Science-Grade Charged Particle Imagers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85961
Agency Tracking Number: 95098
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 44 d
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000161
Small Business Information
15985 NW Schendel Avenue, Suite 200, Beaverton, OR, 97006
DUNS: 124348652
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 George Williams
 (971) 223-5646
Business Contact
 George Williams
Title: Mr.
Phone: (971) 223-5646
Research Institution
Currently there are no CMOS imaging foundries available, especially domestic, which offer services that provide the high performance required for charge coupled imaging. As wafer sizes increase and feature sizes decrease, the cost of prototyping a science grade imager can easily exceed $0.25M. Furthermore, without a stable source of science grade imager fabrication services, designers are left working with overseas fabs to perform the necessary process development. A domestic source of hybrid SOI CMOS imaging services is proposed. The cryogenic and radiation design models will be developed in Phase I, and in Phase II, a hybrid SOI CMOS process, which allows separate detector and circuit layer silicon will be developed, characterized, and offered to the market in multi-project wafer or full wafer services.COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS AND OTHER BENEFITS: Silicon imagers are used throughout the industrial, scientific, and medical communities. Thin, low mass imagers and thick fully depleted imagers, in particular, are not well served by commercial foundry `imaging

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