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    Introducing a semiconductor technology platform that significantly expands the function and capability of silicon - revolutionizing what silicon can do with light.
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The Technology
THE TECHNOLOGY

We Are Engineering
Group-IV Superlattices

Improved Optoelectronic Properties

Quantum Semiconductor's technology platform consists of atomic-layer engineered Group-IV (C, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb) superlattices combined with novel semiconductor device architectures that together overcome the limitations imposed by the physical properties of silicon that prevent it from sensing light outside of the visible range of wavelengths and from emitting light.

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THE TECHNOLOGY

We Are Pioneering
Novel Photodiodes

New Physics underlies Improved Performance

Quantum Semiconductor's novel Group-IV photo-diodes demonstrate the ultimate in photon sensitivity; high gain without noise amplification.

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The Technology
Multiple Applications

Quantum Semiconductor's technology platform is beneficial to all markets that use light-sensing and imaging, including Ultra-Violet, Visible, and Infra-Red.

Bringing Higher Efficiency

Group-IV superlattices can achieve higher efficiency light absorption and light emission, across a wide range of wavelengths.

With New Functionality

Monolithic integration of Group-IV superlattices (epitaxially strained to silicon) with CMOS technology adds new functionality - with minimal additional manufacturing costs.

USE CASES

A Technology that Benefits Many Markets

CMOS Image Sensors
CMOS Image Sensors
CMOS Image Sensors

CMOS image sensors benefit from increased sensitivity, through higher efficiency of light absorption afforded by Group-IV superlattices and through noiseless amplification of SiGeC Photo-Diodes. Group-IV superlattices also enable detection of wavelengths beyond the visible spectrum.

Optical/Photonic Receivers
Optical/Photonic Receivers
Optical/Photonic Receivers

Quantum Semiconductor's superlattice technology allows the absorption and emission of light in the Short-Wavelength Infra-Red (SWIR) range, allowing efficient emission of light from emitters monolithically integrated with CMOS. without additional discrete or heterogeneously integrated components. This is the ideal solution for silicon photonics.

LiDAR Photodetectors
LiDAR Photodetectors
LiDAR Photodetectors

The ultimate single-photon detection sensitivity allows LiDAR systems to see further and provide increased safety at eye-safe wavelengths, in the Short-Wavelength Infra-Red (SWIR) range.

Superlattice HBTs in BiCMOS for 5G & 6G Wireless Communication
Superlattice HBTs in BiCMOS for 5G & 6G Wireless Communication

Replacing Si or SiGe alloys with Group-IV superlattices in BiCMOS HBTs Base layer, Emitter or Collector layers, enables superior electron and hole transport speed, resulting in better performance at higher frequencies of the wireless spectrum.

Quantum Sensing + Computing + Communication
Quantum Sensing + Computing + Communication

Some Group-IV superlattices have Topological Properties and offer unprecedented opportunities for light-matter interaction through second order optical effects and spin engineering. These superlattices can be monolithically integrated with conventional CMOS and can be key building blocks for novel quantum devices.

Quantum Random Number Generation for Cybersecurity
Quantum Random Number Generation for Cybersecurity

The shot noise fluctuations in photo-diodes can be used for generating truly random numbers. The Quantum Semiconductor proprietary noiseless gain in SiGeC photo-diodes ensures swift circuit operation, critical for mass encryption and hand-off.

News

What's Happening

Quantum Semiconductor is Invited to Present at SEMICON JAPAN VIRTUAL

Dr. Carlos Augusto, CTO of Quantum Semiconductor LLC, is invited to present a keynote for the session on "The Quantum Era" at SEMICON JAPAN on December 15, 2020. The session will be available for download from December 16, 2020 - January 15, 2021. The title of the talk is "Transforming Semiconductor Technology with Quantum Materials". Register at www.semiconjapan.org.

Quantum Semiconductor is Presenting at Silvaco SURGE October 20, 2020

Dr. Carlos Augusto, CTO of Quantum Semiconductor LLC, will be giving an invited talk at the Silvaco UseRs Global Event (SURGE) on October 20, 2020.

Quantum Semiconductor is a member of SEMI’s “Future of Computing” Think Tank

Quantum Semiconductor is an active member of SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Quantum Semi participates in the SEMI CTO Round Table, founded in October 2019 and has also joined the SEMI "Future of Computing" Think Tank.

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Number of Publications

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U.S. Patents Granted

25

Foreign Patents Granted