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Advanced Diamond Technologies Receives Phase I SBIR Funding

The federal SBIR program awards is highly competitive, and annually provides federal funding to selected promising early stage R&D efforts conducted by small companies across the U.S.

Advanced Diamond Technologies (ADT) has recently been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the NSF for the development of its “Starter Wafers for Diamond MEMS Fabrication.”

According to ADT, this project will allow the company to further expand the UNCD DOI (diamond on insulator) product line by demonstrating the integration of other common MEMS materials such as metals, nitrides, and complex oxides with UNCD. “We will show that diamond wafers with outstanding uniformity can be manufactured in sizes up to 200 mm and meet MEMS foundry standards for cleanliness and reproducibility,” said ADT chief technical officer Dr. John Carlisle.

We selected ADT to present at this year’s Nanotech Ventures 2007 in Santa Clara, California. The annual NSTI Nanotech Ventures is one of the world’s largest early stage venture showcases; to learn more about all the presenting companies, including ADT, please visit

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