Feb 25, 2020
From phone screens to semiconductors, military defense capabilities, and self-driving cars, a diamond can be applied to a number of different technologies to make them operate more efficiently. Diamond is stronger and harder than industry standard smart screen glass and runs much cooler than silicon, the traditional material used for semiconductors. Currently, companies like Lockheed Martin are using diamonds to enhance the survivability of fighter jets and drones.
Formed in early 2013, AKHAN Semiconductor, Inc. (AKHAN SEMI) is the global leader in diamond semiconductor technology. The primary aim of AKHAN SEMI is the development and manufacture of next-generation Nanocrystalline (NCD) based materials & devices.
The company's comprehensive Miraj Diamond™ platform is at the
center of AKHAN's ability to manufacture next-generation diamond
semiconductor technology. The platform enables the fabrication of
complex devices such as high speed/power transistors, RF, and
Adam Khan, CEO, and Founder of AKHAN Semiconductor, talks about how diamonds are grown, what differentiates them from jewelry, and how they are planning to use diamonds in the next generation of technology.
Adam has authored several patents and technical publications and is also a frequent speaker on Diamond Semiconductor & Clean Technology. As a result of his award-winning research, which he began as an electrical engineering student at age 19, Adam is the inventor of the Miraj Diamond® Platform.
Adam has also served as a speaker and expert witness to a variety of Federal bodies, including the U.S. House Space, Science, & Technology Committee, and the U.S. Department of Energy. He has been everything from a CleanTech Open Midwest Innovation Summit winner, a Forbes 30 Under 30, to a Modern-Day Nikola Tesla in the International Documentary Film' Tesla's Children' (2016).