Aligned Carbon's Alcar wafer platform enables the semiconductor industry to finally break free from the constraints of silicon, in so unlocking next generation planar FETs, monolithic 3D architectures, signal linearity in sub-THz frequency regimes, thermal and radiation stability enhancements, and many other material-level gains. Our material, provided in a foundry-compatible, wafer-scale format, is as plug-and-play as possible and ready for integration into your functional needs
Carbon nanotubes have the ability to transform the semiconductor industry. This is true due to their remarkable physics, which can only be unlocked fully today on Aligned Carbon's ACNT wafer platform.
Due to their atomic structure and carbon composition, CNTs demonstrate low resistivity for energy savings, high carrier mobility for enhanced clock speeds, high strength for stability, high thermal conductivity for efficient heat transfer, and radiation hardness, in comparison to Silicon.
Given the atomic arrangement of CNTs, their form factor uniquely take a quasi one-dimensional form; this translates into no edge defects along the tube to scatter off of and, using our process, ordered arrangement, thereby providing a natural "gate all-around" material for future semiconductor chips
CNTs can be integrated into existing semiconductor processes, with benefits observed in both advanced node technologies and legacy node foundries; with a lower thermal processing window than Silicon, CNTs uniquely unlock monolithic 3D as well.
Aligned Carbon has developed its proprietary Alcar platform to provide the most valuable material possible for foundry integration. This means a three step process of aligned growth, purification, and transfer hinging on deep CNT expertise.
We utilize a unique wafer scale chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth technique to achieve aligned CNTs. This ensures uniform density and effective scalability on all wafer sizes.
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.
In order to enable monolithic 3D as well as multi-platform integration, CNT transfer is performed from our growth wafer to any target wafer. This means our process is scalable and deployable to essentially any substrate.