For Immediate Release
Reedholm Systems: WBG Collaboration with Piner Research Group of Texas State University
July 17, 2018 Georgetown, TX – Reedholm Systems announces, effective immediately, that the Company has formally engaged with The Piner Research Group (located on the Texas State University Campus) to develop reliability methods and standards for production test of WBG devices (wide band gap) as well as to provide technical consulting services to Reedholm Systems.
The parties recognize the unique needs and challenges faced by WBG device manufacturers and Reedholm Systems‘ need to refine its measurement instrumentation and long-term reliability stress capabilities specifically for the GaN, SiC, GaN on Si, and other WBG devices & materials. The terms of the Agreement with The Piner Research Group also call for Reedholm Systems to install one of its industry leading 10kV/50A WBG Parametric Test Systems for process control and die sort measurements of WBG devices. The system can also be extended for reliability stress test requirements for HTOL, HTRB, and HTGB requirements (depicted below) for WBG research projects undertaken by Reedholm Systems personnel, the Piner Research Group and Texas State University PhD students.
About Reedholm Systems
Since 1983, Reedholm is one of the pioneers of production parametric test. Located in Georgetown, just up the road from Austin TX, Reedholm Systems provides parametric and reliability test systems, including systems designed for high power wide band gap requirements.
About Piner Research Group
Dr. Piner’s group is principally focused on research and technology development in the growth and characterization, semiconductor fabrication, and performance optimization and reliability of wide bandgap materials for solid-state device applications. Prior to joining Texas State University, Dr. Piner spent a decade as the Director of Advanced
Technology for Nitronex, a leading WBG device manufacturer. He also worked as a research engineer and project manager at ATMI specializing in III-V Nitride epitaxial processes.
About Texas State University Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization Program
Texas State University has made materials science and engineering research, education and commercialization a priority. Emerging advanced materials have the potential to dramatically affect all segments of the economy. Texas State recognizes the need to develop the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to drive economic development, not only in Central Texas, but across the United States, moving new materials quickly into solutions needed today.
Contact: James Reedholm – CEO
PO Box 1202 Georgetown TX 78627
Contact: Dr Eddie Piner – Professor
Texas State University – Department of Physics
San Marcos, TX 78666