Dr. Matt Kim is the Founder and President of QuantTera (2005 to present, Scottsdale, Arizona), a semiconductor company that specializes in optimized device solutions for photonic telecommunications and wireless applications. He is developing novel wafer bonding processes and device structures for improvements in microelectronic device performance. Throughout his career he has set-up many research and development labs and manufacturing facilities. Dr. Matt Kim is an expert in the design, fabrication and testing of heterojunction transistors. He has the key patents on GeSn HBTs and wafer bonded GaN HBTs, GeSn transistor lasers and developed the proprietary wafer bonding process (HetroBond). HetroBond is a trademark of QuantTera.
Dr. Kim is presently the Chair-Elect for the American Physical Society Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics. He is also the Chairman of the Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster which is a 501c3 non-profit corporation for the nanotechnology education of the general public. The Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster provides many educational resources for students at the middle, high school and college levels as well as many programs for the general public. In 2006 Dr. Kim was recognized at the Governorís Celebration of Innovation and awarded the Chairmanís Award for his contributions to technology in Arizona.
In 2000, Dr. Kim co-founded MicroLink Devices, Inc., Niles, IL, a foundry for GaAs and InP based HBTs for cellular applications, and supervised the HBT manufacturing program with qualification of GaAs HBT and the InP HBTs to companies such as Mitsubishi Electric and Agilent Technologies. From 1994 to 2000, Dr. Kim worked at Motorola Corp., for the development of GaAs HEMTs for cellular applications. From 1990 to 1994, Dr. Kim was a senior scientist at Bandgap Technology Corporation where he was in charge of the characterization of transistors and LASERs for telecommunication applications. He received a B.S. in Engineering Physics from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.