Kyma Technologies Announces Key Staffing Changes

Kyma Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of ultra-high purity crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) and aluminum nitride (AlN) materials and related products and services, has recently made several key staffing changes as it heads into its third year of continuous growth and profitability.

According to Keith Evans, Kyma’s president and CEO, “I am pleased to be part of a growing team that continues to get better at bringing innovative solutions into the rapidly growing nitride semiconductor materials and device market.  This space is extremely exciting right now yet requires constant attention to a multitude of threats and opportunities.  Only a great staff can make the kind of headway that a startup like Kyma is making in today’s business environment.”

Recent additions to the Kyma team include:

  • Mr. (Roy) Anthony Graham, Wafering Specialist
  • Mr. Ron Jacobs, Safety Officer and Crystal Growth Specialist
  • Mr. Doug Kipp, Wafering Manager
  • Dr. Bob Metzger, Chief Engineer
  • Mr. Greg Mulholland, Director of Engineering
  • Mr. Tony Smith, Crystal Growth Specialist
  • Ms. Tamara Stephenson, Technical Sales and Crystal Growth Engineer
  • Mr. Kevin Udwary, Senior Production Engineer

Also noted is the departure of Dr. Drew Hanser, who was Kyma's CTO before leaving the company earlier this year.

Company COO and VP of Finance, Dr. Edward Preble commented, “Our current year commercial revenues have already surpassed our 2008 numbers, and our government support is also at a record level.  We are thankful for the many opportunities we are seeing and for the validation and support our customers have provided.”

The company expects to add several more new hires later this year and in 2010 as it seeks to add several new products to its product line and to expand its capacity for several existing products.

About Kyma Technologies

Kyma is a leading supplier of crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) and aluminum nitride (AlN) materials for a broad range of high performance nitride semiconductor device applications.

The market for nitride semiconductor devices is expected to surpass $9B by 2010. The combined addressable market for GaN and AlN substrates is expected to surpass $500M by 2010.

For more information about Kyma Technologies, visit, e-mail, or call the company directly at 919.789.8880.

Kyma is a registered trademark of Kyma Technologies, Inc.