Phase I Small Business Innovation Research contract (SBIR) to develop an Ultra-Fast Metastable Ion Implant Activation System

Chanhassen, MN – May 20, 2020 – Agnitron Technology announced today that it has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research contract (SBIR) from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop an Ultra-Fast Metastable Ion Implant Activation System.  The program is monitored by Lynn Petersen of ONR.  The goal is to scale up and commercialize the original principles earlier demonstrated by the team at NRL.  It is a six-month investigative contract with an option for an additional 6-month extension.  Agnitron will use its expertise and extensive engineering acumen for building advance semiconductor equipment to model and design a high-pressure, rapid heating and cooling reactor for semiconductor processing up to an 8 inch diameter sustrate. Agnitron’s Chief Scientist Dr. Fikadu Alema commented “We are delighted to continue our productive relationship with ONR and the Naval Research Labs.  Our goal is to provide the most robust and technologically advance hardware for NRL’s programs.”  He continues, “this is the latest in a number of contracts we have participated in with the Navy.  My colleagues and I feel pride in working with such talented engineers at NRL as well as helping to support our nation.”

About Agnitron Technology-Chanhassen, MN – Agnitron offers state-of-the-art, customizable OEM and Legacy R&D MOCVD and CVD solutions with decades of material science, and equipment and process engineering expertise. The diverse combination of talents and experience within our team enables Agnitron to provide customers with unmatched innovative solutions ranging from advanced materials development to economical state of the art custom equipment solutions. Our team of experts and partners have the backgrounds in physics, material science, semiconductor processing, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Agnitron has collectively published 400+ manuscripts and holds 50 patents in the field of compound semiconductors.

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