Company Background

QuantTera was founded by Dr. Matt Kim in the Phoenix metropolitan area of Arizona in 2005. At QuantTera Dr. Kim has developed new patented transistor and GaN heterojunction device technology for wireless and telecommunications applications.

Founder Background

Dr. Matt Kim is the Founder and President of QuantTera, a semiconductor company that specializes in optimized device solutions for photonic telecommunications and wireless applications. The company was founded in 2005. Dr. Kim is developing novel wafer bonding processes and device structures for improvements in microelectronic device performance. Throughout his career he has set-up many R&D labs and manufacturing facilities. Dr. Kim is an expert in the design, fabrication and testing of heterojunction devices. He has the key patents on heterojunction bipolar transistors, wafer bonded GaN devices, GeSn transistor lasers and developed the proprietary wafer bonding process (HetroBond). HetroBond is a trademark of QuantTera.

In 2000, Dr. Kim co-founded MicroLink Devices, Inc., Niles, IL, a foundry for GaAs and InP based heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) for cellular applications, and supervised the manufacturing program for qualification of GaAs and InP HBTs to major commercial RF companies. From 1994 to 2000, Dr. Kim worked at Motorola Corp., for the development of GaAs heterojunction field effect transistors and RF devices 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 heterojunction transistors and LASERs for telecommunication applications.

Dr. Kim is an American Physical Society Fellow and the Past Chair of the 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. In 2006 Dr. Kim was recognized at the Governorís Celebration of Innovation and awarded the Chairmanís Award for his contributions to technology in Arizona. 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.


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