Etaphase is awarded the $500,000 Phase 2b NSF SBIR
National Science Foundation awards an additional $149,999 supplementary “Technology Enhancement for Commercial Partnerships (TECP).”
National Science Foundation awarded Etaphase $750,000 for their Phase II SBIR entitled “Enabling Ultra-Compact Photonic Integrated Circuits with Designed Disordered Dielectrics.” Abstract The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to allow the Internet infrastructure to keep up with explosive growth demand. A core aspect of Internet operational viability is switching speed of optical devices at various points of the transmission, storage, calculation, and access chain. Current technologies are not poised to be able to meet the speed and stability needs of the projected growth in Internet data volumes and access speed requirements. These are currently growing well beyond a Moore’s Law pace. Needed is a disruptive approach to optical switching that will allow data management to keep pace with market needs. Ability to delivery this essential capability will provide not only essential international leadership in internet services, but also avail companies involved in the innovation to make a substantial commercial impact directly for their shareholders and to those of their partners and affiliates. This Small Business Innovation Research phase II project is an effort to cross the chasm between fundamental new physics insights relating to the structure of matter and an aggressive Continue Reading →
2015 January. Etaphase applies for Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Grant with the National Science Foundation. This work would continue the successful completion of NSF’s Phase I SBIR award to Etaphase.
2014 October. Etaphase successfully completes Phase I SBIR. Etaphase is pleased to announce successful completion of its NSF-funded research program into the application of HUDS in photonic integrated circuits.
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 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.