NEXUS-NY is a clean energy accelerator that provides educational, financial and business support for university researchers and early stage companies across New York state. Xallent was part of NEXUS-NY Cohort 2. Xallent is now underway with the final stages of testing on their commercial platform for thin-films. You can also read more about their technology and team in the latest edition of NEXUS-NY Energy Magazine.
Description: Xallent is developing nano-machine based testing platforms to analyze mechanical and electrical characteristics of advanced semiconductor devices and thin films. Its innovative multiple integrated tip technology scales down to single nanometers, enabling continued miniaturization across a range of industries. Micro and nano-scale tests on Xallent’s platforms are simpler, faster and much more cost effective than using conventional test systems.
Location: 95 Brown Rd, M/S 1035, Ithaca, NY
Achievement: Xallent has received funding support from the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation and NEXUS-NY to fast-track its commercialization activities. In order to establish market adoption and validation of their products, Xallent has established collaboration with a major semiconductor foundry.
Founding Team: Kwame Amponsah, PhD (Founder); Ashish Kumar, PhD (Commercial Advisor) and Amit Lal, PhD (Technical Advisor).
“We are developing testing platforms that allow researchers to probe semiconductor devices and thin films at ever smaller scales,” said Amponsah. “Our products enable engineers to analyze materials much more quickly and at a fraction of the cost of conventional instruments.”
NEXUS-NY Research: Throughout the NEXUS-NY program, Xallent has been working with customers to refine an understanding of their needs, build prototypes and launch beta testing.
Next Steps: The company is now in the final stages of testing of their first commercial platform for thin-films, while scaling down their semiconductor probes that approach the IBM 7nm breakthrough.
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