Cambridge NanoTech, a company founded by Harvard University student Dr. Jill Becker has now made it a big success. The company has increased its fortunes touching revenue of $17.7 millions. Cambridge nanotech has reportedly increased revenues by 186% in two years span since 2008.
The main business of company is to make Atomic layer depositions. ALD uses the principle of Sequential pulsing of special precursor vapors. The process is designed in such a way so as to deposit pinhole sized coatings which are very uniform and which fills the cavity of the surface. The process is also designed for precision. Cambridge Nano Tech has achieved a specialty in depositing such fine and ultra thin films.
Atomic layer deposition is used in coating applications in the manufacturing of flat panel displays, semiconductors, solid-state lighting, and micro-electromechanical systems. The company also deals in vast areas of nanotechnology. Cambridge Nano Tech has earlier worked on projects related to electronics, nanostructures, coating drill bits, various biomedical applications etc. The technology is very useful in depositing very thin and minute films favoring the production of above mentioned products. ALD technology is also used in other applications like anti-reflection, anti-bacterial and UV-blocking.
The company has started very low but still always has reported profit. Cambridge Nano Tech recently moved to a new office at Kendall square. The appreciable achievement of company is that they achieved this success even in economic downturn. Cambridge Nano Tech also helps other companies to improve the overall quality of their products in terms of product life and other quality related aspects thanks to ALD.
Dr. Jill Becker completed her PhD thesis project under Prof. Roy Gordon. She founded Cambridge Nanotech in 2003 there by converting her Thesis work in to a successful venture. Dr. Becker always had an interest in chemistry. In her own words, Dr. Becker says, “I fell in love with the technology because the films are so perfect and uniform. I really thought that many, many industries could benefit from this besides just the semiconductor industry. I wanted to evangelize the technology by providing an enabling tool to great minds all over the world”. This is one of the applications of Chemistry which has come to us in the form of ALD and the success of Cambridge Nano Tech.
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