27 February 2020
AKHAN issued European patent
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 European Patent Office (EPO) covering its next-generation n-type diamond semiconductor system and diamond-based multi-layer anti-reflective coating systems (key components in military & aerospace sensor and detector applications), amongst other applications.
Patent no. 2737112 is another addition to AKHAN’s Miraj Diamond intellectual property portfolio, and the firm’s first European-issued patent.
Integration of high-quality diamond into semiconductor electronics applications and multi-layer materials can yield next-generation electronic performance and optical components with ultra-hardness, scratch-resistance, high thermal conductivity, hydrophobicity, chemical and biological inertness, and with high transmittance at a variety of critical angles, says AKHAN.
“Over the past few months, AKHAN has been issued a number of patents from around the world, and this latest from the European Union is further proof that we’re world leaders in producing diamond technology for semiconductor application,” reckons founder & CEO Adam Khan. “Diamond is proven to be the ideal material for semiconductors and crucial to making next-generation electronics faster, more powerful and lightweight,” he adds. “Now that we’ve been issued the European patent, we look forward to building further relationships with various partners from across the continent who can benefit from this generational technology.”