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1 January 2008


Kyma agrees CRADA with Naval Surface Warfare Center

Nitride substrate maker Kyma Technologies Inc of Raleigh, NC, USA has signed a US Navy Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Crane Division (NSWC Crane) in Indiana (a shore command of the US Navy under the Naval Sea Systems Command headquartered in Washington DC).

The three-year CRADA formalizes and expands upon an ongoing effort between Kyma and NSWC Crane, who have been informally collaborating for over a year on advanced materials characterization analyses of Kyma’s native gallium nitride (GaN) products. The CRADA’s principal investigators are NSWC Crane’s Chuck Pagel and Kyma’s chief technology officer and VP of business development Dr Drew Hanser.

“NSWC Crane’s capabilities include a number of advanced materials and device characterization and analysis tools and associated expertise,” says Hanser. “Formalization of this important collaboration represents an important step for Kyma towards furthering our understanding of how to bring better materials solutions to our customers.”

Kyma’s CEO, Dr Keith Evans, adds, “We have already benefited in several ways from this collaboration. A very recent example is the characterization of impurity concentrations within our GaN crystalline boules. This represents important feedback for Kyma’s native GaN crystal growth effort.”

*Kyma’s chief scientist, Dr Tanya Paskova, will present recent characterization results from the NSWC Crane collaboration in the Opto 2008 Symposium at Photonics West 2008 (San Jose, CA, USA, 19–24 January).

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