Comptek Solutions receives €450.000 in venture investment to disrupt the semiconductor industry with Kontrox.
Comptek Solutions, a Turku, FInland-based company working on a novel technology that improves the efficiency of the semiconductor industry, announced raising €450.000 ($540k) in external funding.
The money comes from Finnish investment company Inventure and will be used to expand its activities and offerings globally and to see its technology implemented into leading manufacturing factories worldwide.
Comptek Solutions, founded by Johnny Dahl, Jouko Lång and CEO Vicente Calvo Alonso, invented Kontrox, a novel quantum surface engineering processes that result in a crystalline and almost defect free surface of the compound semiconductors.
Comptek is solving a vital semiconductor problem, namely oxidation. Compound semiconductor materials are all around us – in LEDs, lasers, photovoltaic devices and we can find them in our mobile phones in different forms, such as IR sensors and RF amplifiers. These materials are acknowledged for their superior electrical characteristics, surpassing the levels of the well-known silicon. Despite the potential of these materials, they tend to oxidize very quickly during the manufacturing process, leading to a much lower performance level than what could be achieved. Comptek tackles this problem with a novel process, discovered and patented by the founders, giving the industry a new tool to push the efficiency of compound semiconductor devices to the next level.