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11 November 2008


Goldeneye introduces flexible, freestanding GaN material

LED light source maker and technology foundry Goldeneye Inc of Carlsbad, CA, USA has developed a freestanding gallium nitride film that, the firm claims, offers excellent crystal, optical, thermal, and electrical properties for commercial and research applications. PlyGaN is a patent-pending, flexible, customizable all-nitride material that can be applied to a variety of substrates (either flat or non-flat surfaces), used freestanding, or laminated into multilayered structures.

Potential applications include high-power electronics, solar cells, and 3D micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) devices. “It has the potential to improve device performance in any application using nitrides,” claims VP of technology Scott Zimmerman.

Goldeneye is offering PlyGaN in multiple configurations, starting with 1cm x 1cm squares in 30-100 micron thicknesses. Larger custom configurations are also available upon request.

PlyGaN was developed initially for the Goldeneye’s patent-pending EpiChip LED (announced in December 2007). However, the firm says that it recognized the material’s unique properties and is now making it available to companies interested in developing other applications for the material.

Goldeneye is also prepared to work with companies in developing finished products, says Zimmerman. “Depending on the application, Goldeneye can integrate multiple device structures in the material as well as interconnects”.

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