12-02 :: February/March 2012
ransphorm Inc. revealed its newest step to solve the large and growing problem of electrical en-
ergy waste in power conversion. The company an- nounced the qualification of its first products, power diodes based on its patented, high-performance EZ- GaN™ (Gallium Nitride) technology. Transphorm‘s efficient, compact, and easy-to-embed solutions cut energy waste by 20%. To demonstrate the perfor- mance advantage of its patented GaN based techno- logy, Transphorm‘s EZ-GaN™ based, DC-to-DC Boo- st Converter is running at more than 99% efficiency. In June 2011,Transphorm Inc. completed a $25 milli- on Series D financing round with Quantum Strategic Partners Ltd., a private investment fund managed by Soros Fund Management LLC, and existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, Foundation Capital and Lux Capital. This brings the total capital raised from all rounds to $63 million.
ascular Magnetics, the first start-up company spun off by The Children‘s Hospital of Phila-
delphia, has raised $7 million to advance develop- ment of an innovative drug delivery system using magnetically targeted nanoparticles to treat pe- ripheral artery disease. Vascular Magnetics was established in 2010.
erticle, Inc. announced the mass production of hexagonal-shaped LED chip Honeycomb™,
a revolutionary LED chip developed with Verticle‘s patented Cu substrate and chemical chip separation
n its continued focus to utilize carbon nanomateri- als to revolutionize advanced materials, Zyvex
Technologies announced the introduction of its advanced rubber technology, Zyvex Molecularly Engineered Rubber or ZyMER®
. ZyMER is a distinct
nano-engineered rubber technology using chemistry that allows carbon nanotubes to be inserted inside a rubber compound for added strength and improved conductive properties of elastomers.
technology for optimized light extraction efficiency. This vertically structured LED chip features significant benefits that include higher light extraction and more uniform beam profile than conventional square or rectangular LED chips based on sapphire or silicon substrate, said Dr. Mike (M.C.) Yoo, Verticle‘s CEO.
eeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) an- nounced that LG Siltron, a South Korean epi
wafer manufacturer, recently selected the Turbo- Disc®
K465i™ gallium nitride (GaN) Metal Organic
Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for production of gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers for power electronics and LED devices.