Kyma Announces Expanded Device Processing Capabilities

by Keith Evans

Kyma Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced wide bandgap semiconductor materials technologies, today announced expansion in its device processing capabilities and services.

Kyma is best known for their growing portfolio of wide bandgap semiconductor materials products including crystalline GaN, AlN, and Ga2O3. Less known is Kyma’s growing portfolio of devices and device fabrication services, which began with the development of its high speed GaN based photoconductive semiconductor switch (PCSS) device product which the company announced in 2012 and the addition of device fabrication services on Kyma’s website later in 2012. More recently Kyma has expanded its device development efforts as part of a Navy funded effort to develop a high performance non-linear optical (NLO) crystal based on orientation-patterned GaN (OP-GaN).

Kyma’s expanded device fabrication services are led by Jacob Leach, Kyma’s Chief Science Officer, and benefit from the recent staffing addition of Jaime Rumsey, a highly experienced GaN device engineer who has processed thousands of GaN device wafers throughout his career.

Dr. Leach commented, “When Jaime joined Kyma just 2 months ago, our OP-GaN NLO device development progress benefited immediately. He was already trained on our local device fabrication partners’ tools and his decades of experience have given him the capability to create critically important high fidelity device features that Kyma simply was not as good at achieving previously.”

Kyma’s ability to assist customers with the design of advanced semiconductor devices and to fabricate them with a fast turn-around time under a highly attractive budget was recently proven for a leading customer requiring high sensitivity large area GaN based nuclear particle detectors. Kyma was able to help the customer design the epitaxial layer structure, the ultimate device topology, and the entire wafer process flow including mask design. Kyma utilized its network of strategic partners to outsource the device epitaxy and then Kyma processed the device at a local device processing facility which Kyma has been using for the past 5 years. The customer will be testing those devices in the coming months and the Kyma-customer team is optimistic about their performance.

Keith Evans, Kyma’s President & CEO, added: “Whether you are part of a start-up company, an academic or government research laboratory, or the head of new product development in a large firm, we believe Kyma’s device fabrication services can help you demonstrate important new device concepts with a fast turnaround time and within an attractive budget.”

For more information about Kyma’s advanced device processing capabilities, contact the company at sales@kymatech.com or call the company directly at +1 919.789.8880.

About Kyma Technologies, Inc.

Kyma’s mission is to provide advanced materials solutions that promote energy efficiency. Kyma’s products include a diverse portfolio of advanced crystalline materials (including GaN, AlN, AlGaN, Ga2O3, and MoS2), crystal growth tools for fabricating such materials, and GaN-based photoconductive semiconductor switch (PCSS) devices.

For more information about Kyma, visit www.kymatech.com, send an email to info@kymatech.com, or call the company directly at 919.789.8880.

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