SBIR Phase I: Novel Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor Design for InP-Based Integrated Circuits

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0539367
Agency Tracking Number: 0539367
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: EL
Solitcitation Number: NSF 05-557
Small Business Information
Vega Wave Systems
1275 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 112, West Chicago, IL, 60185
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nathaniel Crain
 Mr
 (630) 562-9433
 ncrain@vegawave.com
Business Contact
 Alan Sugg
Title: Dr
Phone: (630) 562-9433
Email: arsugg@vegawave.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project will address the need for reliable, low cost wireless components and ultra high speed InP integrated circuits. Under this program a novel hetero-junction bipolar transistor will be designed and fabricated that will enable high-yield, low cost InP integrated circuit production for wireless communications. Cost will be reduced by developing new processing techniques for InP-based hetero-junction bipolar transistors that utilize conventional lithographic technology while producing submicron device dimensions. Smaller device dimensions will also produce more efficient circuits, allowing for longer battery life in mobile electronics applications. These techniques will improve device yield and reliability and increase manufacturing throughput. Higher yields, larger scale of integration, improved reliability and lower cost are needed in InP integrated circuit production to allow it to compete effectively with SiGe. Production of complex (> 50,000 transistors) integrated circuits utilizing InP hetero-junction bipolar transistors will become a practical reality. By using previous generation lithographic techniques for processing of heterojunction bipolar transistors integrated circuits, development time and costs will be reduced, allowing products to reach the market faster.

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