This 10 x 10 mm wafer uses Group4 Labs' own technology to atomically attach a single gallium nitride layer to a 25-micron-thick synthetic diamond substrate. The exterior has an atomically smooth finish with a gallium-facing surface that is epi-ready for further epitaxial deposition. It comes freestanding or on a disposable silicon wafer mount. It uses the sub-nanometer proximity of the chip's active region to the diamond to extract heat from the chip's core almost the very instant it is generated, lowering heat build-up during high-power and high-speed transistor applications. The diamond's thermal conductivity is about 3-30 times more than ordinary semiconductors, boosting a transistor array's power-density by at least 10-100 times. It sells for $500-$600 per unit based on quantity. Group4 Labs LLChttp://rbi.ims.ca/4928-637
The 100% solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is prepping for its upcoming flight, becoming the first plane to fly around the world without using fuel. It's able to do so because of above-average performance by all of the technologies that go into it, especially materials.
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
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