Carbonics Launches First Product

Marina Del Rey-based Carbonics said on Wednesday that it has launched its first product, a carbon-on-silicon wafer aimed at helping advanced radio frequency (RF) semiconductor development. The company said its ZEBRA carbon-on-wafer helps with the dvelopment of next-generation, semiconductor devices using semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNT), which will allow for densities exceeding both GaAs pHEMT (gallium arsenide metamorphic high electron mobility transistor) and current silicon technology. Carbonics is backed by $5.5M from TAQNIA International, and is a spinout of research conducted at UCLA and USC.