Epitaxial Technologies: epitaxial material characterization

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Business Description
Epitaxial Technologies produces and supplies highly differentiated sensor components to the defense and telecommunications industries, offering customers ultra-high sensitivity optical, infrared and RF sensors at competitive prices and with rapid turnaround.

Challenge
The company sought to develop a testing infrastructure for epitaxial materials.

MIPS Role
UMBC researchers developed testing techniques for Epitaxial using photoluminescence spectroscopy, wafer mapping, and x-ray diffraction methods to characterize compound semiconductor materials grown using molecular beam epitaxy.

Results
The project successfully developed the testing infrastructure. As a result, the company created six new jobs.

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MIPS-Related Quote
“Every time we produce material we have to test it according to our customers’ specifications.  When we first started our MIPS project, we did not have the equipment, software and expertise to comprise a full testing infrastructure. Through our MIPS collaboration, however, we have developed it.”
–Leye Aina, President, Epitaxial Technologies

Interesting Fact
Epitaxial Technologies is a graduate  of the techcenter@UMBC incubator.

Project Manager:  Dr. Olaleye Aina;  Principal InvestigatorTerrance L. Worchesky, UMBC
Location:  Baltimore, Maryland – Baltimore County;  Project Start Date:  2/1/1999

Leading up to (and beyond) the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) 25th Anniversary Gala, we will frequently profile one (or more) of the 500+ companies that have utilized MIPS funding to bring innovations to market and create jobs in Maryland.

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