ABOUT US

Kyma Technologies is located in the Research Triangle Area of North Carolina. Kyma is a semiconductor substrate manufacturer offering products such as gallium nitride, aluminum nitride, crystalline 2D materials, and nanocrystalline materials. Kyma also offers niche device design and fabrication made from these materials as well as the tools for producing these materials.

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HISTORY

1998

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.

 
2000

The company changes its name to Kyma Technologies, Inc.

 
2001

Kyma closes on its A-round of equity financing to support development of crystalline III-N materials and associated equipment and growth processes.

 
2003

Kyma closes on B-round financing and is named Early Stage Company of the Year by North Carolina Technology Association (then known as NCEITA).

 
2004

Kyma closes on C-round financing in support of continued development of boule-based crystalline GaN substrates.

 
2005

Kyma expands its bulk GaN substrate product offering to include customer-specified orientations, including both a-plane and m-plane non-polar GaN.

 
2006

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.

 
2007

Kyma adds polycrystalline GaN to its product line and extends the size of its bulk single crystal GaN substrate product offering.

 
2008

Kyma signs sales distribution agreements with leading agents in Japan, Taiwan, and Europe.

 
2009

Kyma acquires select assets of Caracal Semiconductor; RPI demonstrates high performance blue and green LEDs on Kyma's bulk GaN substrates.

 
2010

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.

 
2011

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.

 
2012

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.

 
2013

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.

 
2014

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.

 
2015

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. 

 
2016

Kyma adds gallium oxide (Ga2O3) epiwafers to its product line and expands its AlN template manufacturing capacity.

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