Aligned Carbon’s Alcar wafer platform is trailblazing a transformation of the semiconductor industry by unlocking 1000x power-performance in CMOS technology and enabling new semiconductor processes. Alcar wafers will form new industries, make aggressive roadmaps a reality, and make the semiconductor industry achieve economies of scale never seen before. Re-Aligning The Semiconductor Industry In A Post Moore’s Law World.
To meet the stringent requirements of the nanoelectronics industry, Aligned Carbon’s Alcar platform is built on three pillars of innovation: 1) Our carbon nanotubes are grown in a perfectly aligned fashion across a wafer-scale surface; 2) Our carbon nanotubes are semiconducting-pure; and 3) Our wafers are 100% CMOS fabrication-compatible. Combining all three has been touted as “the holy grail” by experts and represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to level up semiconductor manufacturing.
We utilize a proprietary wafer-scale chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth technique to create aligned CNTs. Our process ensures material is regular and repeatable: crucial for integration in device fabrication.
Our pathbreaking purification process utilizes a hybrid of technologies to ensure semiconducting purity while also maintaining alignment. We have achieved unprecedented purities that we are now sampling to strategic customers.
All steps of our aligned growth and purification processes are CMOS foundry-compatible. This means fabs of all sizes and process nodes can integrate Alcar wafers into their portfolios.