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22 August 2019

AKHAN issued Korean patent for fabrication of diamond semiconductor materials

AKHAN Semiconductor Inc of Gurnee, IL, USA – which was founded in 2013 and specializes in the fabrication and application of lab-grown, electronics-grade diamond as functional semiconductors – has been issued a patent by the Korean Intellectual Property Office covering a method for the fabrication of diamond semiconductor materials. The technology is core to next-generation applications in automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, military, defense and telecoms systems, among others.

Originally filed in 2014, the Korea-issued patent 10-2007051 is the fourth foreign counterpart of other issued and pending patents owned by AKHAN (including US Patent Application #61/513,569) related to its Miraj Diamond Platform products. With other patents awarded in 2017 and 2018 in Japan and Taiwan, this is the first patent for the Korean market and will cover Korean-based semiconductor electronics.

According to AKHAN, the patent protects use beyond existing applications, including microprocessors. Covering the base materials common to nearly all semiconductor components, the intellectual property can be utilized in everything from diodes, transistors and power inverters, to fully functioning diamond chips in integrated circuitry.

“The award of this key Korean patent and the country’s recognition of our intellectual property is a significant development for our business, underscoring our leadership in the diamond semiconductor space,” says founder & CEO Adam Khan. “Korea represents the world’s fourth-largest economy and is home to major OEMs such as LG, Samsung and others.”

Diamond-based technology is capable of increasing power density and creating faster, lighter and simpler devices for consumer use. Cheaper and thinner than its silicon counterparts, diamond-based materials could become the industry standard for energy-efficient electronics, reckons AKHAN.

“We are delighted to add this latest patent to the AKHAN portfolio of intellectual property safeguards in the diamond semiconductor field, including the ability to fabricate transparent electronics and the ability to form reliable metal contacts to diamond semiconductor systems,” says president & chief operating officer Carl Shurboff. “The award also represents another significant milestone in our ongoing efforts with major defense, aerospace and space system development partners.”

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