CHICAGO, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AKHAN Technologies, Inc., the global leader in diamond semiconductor technology, today announced that its Miraj Diamond™ Platform, developed in collaboration with the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory, has been recognized by R&D Magazine as one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced during the past year. The R&D 100 award, widely recognized as the "Oscars of Innovation," highlights the work of team leader Anirudha Sumant, staff scientist at CNM, and inventor Adam Khan, Founder and CEO of AKHAN Technologies, Inc. The magazine will publicize the full list of winners in its October 2013 issue.
According to its site, since 1963 the R&D 100 Awards have identified revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market. Many of these have become household names, helping shape everyday life for many Americans. These include the flashcube (1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), the liquid crystal display (1980), the Kodak Photo CD (1991), the Nicoderm anti-smoking patch (1992), Taxol anticancer drug (1993), lab on a chip (1996), and HDTV (1998). More recent breakthroughs that have earned R&D 100 Awards include next-generation magnetic resonance imaging machines, laser-based metal-forming tools, and the building blocks for fusion experiments.
The Miraj Diamond™ Platform (CMOS compatible N-type nanocrystalline diamond thin film technology), represents the combination of two recently enabled diamond technologies-- low-temperature nanocrystalline diamond deposition technology developed by CNM (presently exclusively licensed by AKHAN ) and the efficient n-type doping process developed by AKHAN. The combination of the technologies allows for a first time commercially feasible approach translating to next generation device performance with lower associated per-unit costs. The technology aims to further enable applications for Radio Frequency (RF) and Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC) devices widely used in the telecommunication, defense, and commercial avionics markets.
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