14 March 2011

Kyma and Sinmat cooperate on crystal fabrication services

Kyma Technologies Inc of Raleigh, NC, USA, which provides crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) and aluminum nitride (AlN) materials and related products and services, and Sinmat Inc, a provider of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) technologies for wide-bandgap materials, have agreed to cooperate on advanced crystal fabrication to better serve their customers.

A primary goal is to provide a single entry point to access a variety of services that until now have been provided separately by Kyma and Sinmat. Together, the firms aim to provide one-stop shopping, from boule-grinding, slicing, and orientation-fixing, through to mechanical polishing and CMP. These services are available for a wide variety of materials ranging from silicon carbide, sapphire, gallium nitride, aluminum nitride, and silicon to emerging materials such as diamond.

“This partnership with Sinmat realizes our final goal towards offering our customers a complete portfolio of crystal fabrication services,” says Kyma’s technical sales engineer Tamara Stephenson. “Since we announced the opening of our custom crystal fabrication facility earlier this year, customer interest has been excellent, ranging from simple crystal slicing and shaping to more complex device-wafer backside processing,” she adds. “Our partnership with Sinmat will allow us to go all the way to making epi-ready crystalline substrates for a range of materials.”

“Sinmat’s leading expertise and capabilities in advanced surface modification chemistry and engineering is a perfect complement to Kyma’s leading expertise and capabilities in crystal fabrication processing,” reckons Kyma’s president & CEO Keith Evans. “By working together, our customers can leverage the strengths of both companies together with the simplicity of a simple and organized customer–supplier interface,” he adds.

“This agreement provides a unique opportunity for crystal growers to transform their boules into epi-ready wafers utilizing state-of-the-art technologies from both companies,” believes Sinmat’s VP & chief technology officer Rajiv Singh.

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