9 September 2021
AKHAN gains former DOD chief strategy officer as strategic board advisor
AKHAN Semiconductor Inc of Gurnee, Lake County, IL, USA – which specializes in the fabrication and application of synthetic, lab-grown, electronics-grade diamond as functional semiconductors – says that Dan Marrujo has joined it as a strategic board advisor. Marrujo will be collaborating with AKHAN to develop and disseminate industry innovations and best practices to government and strategic defense technology providers to improve performance and financial outcomes for their organizations.
The former chief strategy officer for the DOD (Department of Defense) DMEA (Defense Microelectronics Activity) working closely with the Trusted IC program, Marrujo has provided technical expertise on multiple DARPA, IARPA and National Security Space programs. His subject matter expertise and consulting work has contributed to the success of the USA’s semiconductor, aeronautics, military and broader electronics industries, says AKHAN.
“There’s a high mix of technology solutions integrated into today’s government that must perform in traditional and irregular environments,” says Marrujo. “There’s no doubt AKHAN’s Miraj Diamond Optics and Electronics will be applied to various tech devices to operate at higher temperatures, be faster and more powerful,” he adds.
“As needs continue to outpace advanced power, RF and microwave electronic capabilities, diamond will play a bigger role in material design,” says Adam Khan, founder. “Daniel’s experience in the optical, electronics and semiconductor industries is unique. His guidance will be invaluable to advance AKHAN’s value proposition,” he reckons.