2014 January. Etaphase awarded Phase I SBIR. Etaphase is pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation has selected Etaphase as a recipient of a Phase I SBIR grant for its research in the application of hyper-uniform disordered structures (‘HUDS™‘) material structural design to photonic integrated circuits (‘PICs’), entitled ‘Enabling Ultra-Compact Photonic Integrated Circuits with Designer Disordered Dielectrics’.
2013 September. Etaphase successfully completes proof of concept development cycle for photonic integrated circuit components based on HUDS technology. In conjunction with teams at the Universities of Washington and British Columbia, and San Francisco State University, Etaphase engineers designed, built, and tested the first set of photonic components using the company’s proprietary architecture and design tools. This outcome extends earlier work by the company’s founding scientific team at Princeton, where HUDS™ was implemented for microwave devices to deliver isotropic band-gaps.
2013 October. Etaphase welcomes Dr. John Gustafson to Board of Directors. Gustafson is a Mathematician and computing thought leader. Formerly the Chief Product Architect at Advanced Micro Devices (‘AMD’), an Intel Director and Senior Architect, and CEO of Massively Parallel Technologies, Gustafson is the author of ‘Gustafson’s Law’ pertaining to parallel computing, and of ‘The End of Error’, a revolutionary solution to the problem of floating point error in numerical representation.
2013 June. Etaphase applies for Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (‘SBIR’) grant from the National Science Foundation (‘NSF’). Fundamental Quasicrystals and HUDS™ research has been funded, in part, by NSF.
2012 October. Etaphase has successfully demonstrated structural color in commodity inorganic, non-toxic materials. This advance confirms HUDS as a viable alternative to colorants that are subject to UV degradation and fading, that are toxic, that require the use of toxic solvents, or that are not commercially practical as uniform colorants due to iridescence. HUDS structural color solutions can be used in inks, dyes, paints, in textiles, and in coatings for strong, bright, colors.
2012 October. Etaphase is pleased to announce it’s completion of demonstration of implementation of nano-scale HUDS architecture in silicon-on-insulator CMOS. This work confirms that optimized hyperuniform disordered structures can be implemented in silicon for photonic communications components using conventional industry-standard lithography techniques.
2012 June. Etaphase and Princeton enter into exclusive license agreement for intellectual property pertaining to Quasicrystals and HUDS technology.
2012 June. Etaphase, Incorporated formed as a spin-out company of Princeton University and Auxin Partners, LLC. Etaphase will develop products and services based on breakthrough materials science work developed by a team led by Princeton professor Paul Steinhardt, the Einstein Chair of Science.