Carolina Sputter Solutions is started by NCSU Materials Science & Engineering Professor Jerome Cuomo and his graduate student Mark Williams. The company takes exclusive license to NCSU patents in the technology space of plasma vapor deposition (PVD) of crystalline GaN, AlN, and other III-N materials.
The company changes its name to Kyma Technologies, Inc.
Kyma closes on its A-round of equity financing to support development of crystalline III-N materials and associated equipment and growth processes.
Kyma closes on B-round financing and is named Early Stage Company of the Year by North Carolina Technology Association (then known as NCEITA).
Kyma closes on C-round financing in support of continued development of boule-based crystalline GaN substrates.
Kyma expands its bulk GaN substrate product offering to include customer-specified orientations, including both a-plane and m-plane non-polar GaN.
Kyma launches AlN and GaN template product line and adds nonpolar bulk GaN to its bulk GaN product line. Auburn University researchers demonstrate 600V Schottky barrier diode using Kyma's bulk GaN substrate.
Kyma adds polycrystalline GaN to its product line and extends the size of its bulk single crystal GaN substrate product offering.
Kyma signs sales distribution agreements with leading agents in Japan, Taiwan, and Europe.
Kyma acquires select assets of Caracal Semiconductor; RPI demonstrates high performance blue and green LEDs on Kyma's bulk GaN substrates.
Kyma acquires select assets of The Fox Group including physical and IP assets in HVPE growth of full device epiwafers. Kyma is named North Carolina Company to Watch. Kyma launches AlGaN template product line.
Heather Splawn named Triangle Mover & Shaker and becomes Kyma COO. Keith Evans named Triangle Top 50 Entrepreneur. Veeco partners with Kyma in US DOE project to develop PVD equipment for LED manufacturing. Kyma achieves record performance high speed high power GaN photoconductive semiconductor switch (PCSS) device.
Kyma adds K-Orbital™ Multi-Wire Saw and K-Slice™ Diamond Wire Maker to product line. Kyma supplies GaN overgrowth service to support Naval Research Laboratory's non-linear optics development. Kyma demonstrates 10-inch diameter PVDNC™ AlN templates on sapphire and 12-inch diameter PVDNC™ AlN on silicon templates.
Kyma selected by ARPA-E under their SWITCHES program to develop HVPE grown GaN boules on ammonothermal GaN seeds. Kyma partners with Pennsylvania State University Center for 2D Materials and demonstrates 4" growth of crystalline WS2. Kyma establishes Agile Parts Manufacturing Shop. Kyma licenses electromagnetic field sensor technology from University of Nevada Las Vegas. Kyma demonstrates KO-Switch™ reliability showing negligible performance change after one million switching events. Kyma develops new process for manufacturing periodically oriented GaN crystals.
Kyma licenses PVDNC™ technology to GT Advanced Technologies. Kyma CEO selected to take on the role of president of the US Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC). Kyma adds Flat At Any Temperature (FLAAT) GaN Templates to its materials offering and extends its GaN growth capabilities to 6" diameter. Kyma enters into the development of 2D materials with a focus on transition metal dichalcogenides. Kyma extends its GaN PCSS materials and device technology to include both vertical bulk GaN and lateral GaN template based PCSS grade materials and devices.
Kyma launches a high performance electromagnetic sensor product based on patented technology developed by University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Kyma launches 2D MoS2 materials and crystal growth tool product line.
Kyma adds gallium oxide (Ga2O3) epiwafers to its product line and expands its AlN template manufacturing capacity.