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Think Grown Diamond: LGD in TECH Consortium to Exhibit at SEMICON WEST

Carlsbad, California:  7 May 2024 – The LGD in TECH consortium, whose members include leading lab-grown diamond companies, research & development entities, as well as companies that supply to the semiconductor and other tech sectors, will participate in the upcoming SEMICON WEST trade fair at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, from July 9-11 in booth 972, South Hall.

Lab-grown diamond offers a myriad of advantages for semiconductor applications, making them an increasingly sought-after component to address various technical requirements. With exceptional thermal conductivity, heat spreading capabilities, wide bandgap, diamond diodes, electrical insulating properties and the ability to function well in harsh environments, grown diamond can significantly enhance the performance and longevity of semiconductors. 

Soon specialized grown diamond substrates will revolutionize semiconductors.

Semiconductors play a critical role in a wide range of fields, including quantum computing, defense, optics, space exploration, and other technologies. By integrating grown diamond into semiconductor manufacturing processes, industries can unlock new levels of efficiency, reliability, and innovation.

“We are excited to showcase the transformative potential of lab-grown diamond components for the semiconductor industry at SEMICON,” said LGD in TECH co-founder, Liz Chatelain, who added, “Our consortium represents a collaborative effort to drive forward technological advancements and meet the evolving needs of various sectors within the semiconductor space.”

LGD in TECH invites attendees of SEMICON to visit their booth 972 South Hall to learn more about the cutting-edge applications of grown diamond in semiconductor technology as well as quantum computing, defence, optics, laser systematics, space technology and beyond. Representatives will be available to discuss the latest research, collaborations, and partnership opportunities. 

LGD in TECH membership is open to all entities interested in following and being a part of this evolution, visit: www.LGDinTECH.org to join.

More to Know:

  • Diamond Substrates: Lab-grown diamonds can serve as excellent substrates for semiconductor devices. They offer high thermal conductivity, which helps in heat dissipation, reducing the risk of thermal breakdown in devices. Diamond substrates can be used in power electronics and high-frequency devices.
  • Heat Spreaders: In semiconductor devices, heat management is critical for maintaining performance and reliability. Grown diamond heat spreaders can efficiently dissipate heat away from hotspots in electronic devices, such as high-power transistors and integrated circuits (ICs). This helps in preventing overheating and improving device performance and lifespan.
  • Diamond Diodes: Diamond-based diodes can be fabricated using lab-grown diamonds as the semiconductor material. Due to their wide bandgap and excellent electrical properties, diamond diodes can operate at high temperatures and high voltages, making them suitable for various applications like power rectifiers, high-voltage switches, and radiation detectors.
  • Diamond Transistors: Transistors made from grown diamond have the potential for high-power and high-frequency applications. These transistors can operate efficiently at elevated temperatures and offer high breakdown voltages. They find applications in radio frequency (RF) amplifiers, power switches, and other high-power electronic systems.
  • Diamond Sensors: Grown diamond-based sensors are used in semiconductor technology for various purposes, such as temperature sensing, radiation detection, and pressure sensing. Their high sensitivity, stability, and resistance to harsh environments make them ideal for demanding semiconductor applications.
  • Diamond Coatings: Diamond coatings deposited onto semiconductor surfaces can enhance their durability, wear resistance, and thermal conductivity. These coatings can improve the performance and reliability of semiconductor devices, particularly in harsh operating conditions.
  • Diamond Substrates: Lab-grown diamond substrates can be used as a base for semiconductor device fabrication. Diamond’s electrical insulating properties make it an excellent substrate for certain types of semiconductor devices, especially those requiring high breakdown voltage and low leakage current. Diamond substrates can provide better isolation between different components of the semiconductor device, reducing crosstalk and improving overall performance.
  • Quantum Sensing and Computing: In emerging fields such as quantum sensing and quantum computing, defects in diamonds known as nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers are of particular interest. These defects can be deliberately introduced into lab-grown diamonds and used as qubits for quantum information processing. While this application is not directly related to traditional semiconductor devices, it showcases another potential use of lab-grown diamonds in cutting-edge technology.

For more information and to set an appointment during SEMICON WEST booth 972, please email Info@LGDinTECH.org.

About LGD in TECH:

LGD in TECH is a consortium of leading lab-grown diamond growers, research and development companies, and users of grown diamond, dedicated to advancing the use of lab-grown diamond in various industries. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, LGD in TECH strives to unlock the full potential of grown diamond to drive technological progress and address the challenges of the modern world.

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