Etaphase is awarded the $500,000 Phase 2b NSF SBIR
Chairman Chris Somogyi resigns to focus on another venture
US Patent 10,031,288 issued to Etaphase: “Optical structures and hyperuniform disordered material “ Abstract follows: An optical structure and a system includes a Hyperuniform Disordered Solid (“HUDS”) structure and a waveguide. The HUDS structure is formed by walled cells organized in a lattice.
University of Surrey awards Etaphase co-founder Dr. Marian Florescu an “Impact Acceleration Award (IAA)” entitled “Lambertian Solar-Cell Absorbers” in the amount of £18,067 for collaborative work with Etaphase. This award from University of Surrey where Dr Florescu is a Senior Lecturer was funded by the UK’s Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council provides mutual in-kind support to Etaphase’s NSF SBIR Programs.
National Science Foundation awards an additional $149,999 supplementary “Technology Enhancement for Commercial Partnerships (TECP).”
Etaphase’s US9,720,172 patent issued. “Hyperuniform disordered material with resonant structures” Abstract follows: An optical structure includes a Hyperuniform Disordered Solid (“HUDS”) structure, a waveguide, and a resonant cavity. The HUDS structure is formed by walled cells organized in a lattice. The waveguide is configured to guide an optical signal. The resonant cavity is formed along a boundary of the waveguide. The resonant cavity is configured to be resonant at a frequency band that is a subset of a bandwidth of the optical signal.
Etaphase Kicks-off DARPA TRADES uDESIGN Program with a presentation by Etaphase Board Member Dr. John Gustafson describing a particularly hardware-friendly version of unum arithmetic known as “Type III unums,” also known as posits. Posits, are designed to efficiently represent data using half as many bits as compared to floats.
DARPA Awards Etaphase $305,739 “uDESIGN: unum-Accelerated Design” Seedling Contract as part of DARPA DSO “Transformative Design” (TRADES) Program.
US Patent Office issues US9,519,104 to Etaphase Abstract follows: An optical structure includes a Hyperuniform Disordered Solid (“HUDS”) structure, a photonic crystal waveguide, and a perforated resonant structure. The HUDS structure is formed by walled cells organized in a lattice. The photonic crystal waveguide is configured to guide an optical signal and includes an unperforated central strip extended lengthwise and three rows of circular perforations disposed on each side of the unperforated central strip. The perforated resonant structure is formed along a boundary of the photonic crystal waveguide. The perforated resonant structure is configured to be resonant at a frequency band that is a subset of a bandwidth of the optical signal. The perforated resonant structure includes an outer segment, a middle segment, and an inner segment of the circular perforations that are offset away from the unperforated central strip at a first, second, and third offset distance.
Etaphase CTO Dr. Ruth Ann Mullen presents “Semiconductors of Light: The Next Generation” at SemiconWest in San Francisco, California as part of the Silicon Innovation Forum: Startups & New Ventures.