Development of Seeded Crystal Growth Processes for Large Area Semi-insulating Gallium Nitride Substrates

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-07-C-7740
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-035-0733
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA06-035
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Small Business Information
KYMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
8829 Midway West Road, Raleigh, NC, 27617
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
020080607
Principal Investigator:
Drew Hanser
CTO & VP Business Development
(919) 789-8880
hanser@kymatech.com
Business Contact:
Keith Evans
CEO & President
(919) 789-8880
evans@kymatech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Kyma Technologies will explore aspects of seeded bulk GaN crystal growth to develop manufacturing processes for large area, high quality, semi-insulating GaN substrates for RF applications. Preparation of GaN seeds and growth thereon, including surface cleaning, off-cut angle and direction, growth initiation, and defect control will be investigated. The use of novel seeds and growth conditions will be examined to expand the crystal size during growth. These substrates are expected to improve the performance and reliability of GaN-based power amplifiers for X-band radar applications.

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