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
To get to a trillion sensors in the IoT that we all look forward to, there are many challenges to commercialization that still remain, including interoperability, the lack of standards, and the issue of security, to name a few.
This is part one of an article discussing the University of Washington’s nationally ranked FSAE electric car (eCar) and combustible car (cCar). Stay tuned for part two, tomorrow, which will discuss the four unique PCBs used in both the eCar and cCars.
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