Kyma Partners with Nanotronics Imaging

Kyma Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced materials solutions that promote safety and energy efficiency, announced today its partnership with Nanotronics Imaging in the application of Nanotronics’ advanced imaging technology to the characterization of Kyma’s growing nitride semiconductor materials product line.

Kyma and Nanotronics began discussing how the nSPEC® tool might benefit Kyma’s nitride semiconductor materials production effort in early 2013. A collaborative partnership was quickly spawned which led to Kyma’s purchase of the nSPEC® tool, which was installed in May 2013 at Kyma Technologies’ headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The nSPEC® enables Kyma to inspect their wafers via powerful image analysis software. This includes the ability to store high resolution images, capture particular features and areas of interest while translating the acquired visual information into quantifiable data.

“Working with the Nanotronics Imaging team has been an exciting and highly productive experience,” said Keith Evans, Kyma’s president & CEO. “Our technical team, led by our Chief Scientist Jacob Leach, pushed the nSPEC® tool in about a dozen different directions. The response of the Nanotronics team was superb and the result is that we can now routinely sense several different important characteristics of our materials better than ever before.”

Kyma and Nanotronics agreed to invite interested parties to visit Kyma and observe the nSPEC® in action.  This is an ideal opportunity for semiconductor groups and Universities in the South East region of the U.S. to learn about the powerful capabilities of nSPEC® and its value to their respective applications.

“This is really a great partnership and opportunity for us, we are so thrilled that Kyma is happy with their purchase of an nSPEC® and are excited to bring interested people and future partners to Kyma to see the nSPEC® there,” says Dr. Matthew Putman, CEO of Nanotronics Imaging.

The nSPEC® is an automated, optical, inspection device geared toward defect detection and characterization of semiconductor wafers, dies and devices.  It is a scanning optical microscope fully integrated with patented, image analysis processing. Never before has there been an automated machine that provides such crisp images and rich information about defects and features on semiconductor wafers. A growing number of organizations throughout the world continue to realize the value that nSPEC® provides.

About Nanotronics Imaging

For more information about visiting Kyma or the nSPEC® automated inspection device call Kimberly Blozie at (330) 926-9809 or visit the company website at

About Kyma Technologies

Kyma’s mission is to provide advanced materials solutions that promote safety and energy efficiency. Kyma’s products include a diverse portfolio of crystalline nitride semiconductor materials, crystal growth and fabrication equipment, and power switching electronics. Additionally, the company is developing a suite of novel chemical and electromagnetic field sensor technologies.

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