June 2005 - MTECH's distributor, CryoCircuits, has shipped an initial supply of cryogenically-qualified components for use in multi-chip module development. CryoCircuits is unique in the industry as a supplier of cryogenically qualified electronic components.
DARPA/Navy Phase II Funding Received
April 2005 - MTECH has received funding to begin the second phase of its collaboration with the University at Albany's Albany NanoTech in a DARPA- and Navy-funded project involving the development of cryogenic power components for Naval systems. The Phase II program, which officially kicks off on this date, is an outgrowth of a Phase II SBIR awarded to MTECH, in which ANT aided in multi-chip module development using MTECH's designs. The first phase of this new program officially draws to a close in October 2005. In this current project, ANT is fabricating multi-chip modules based on MTECH's designs. MTECH is utilizing these multi-chip modules in their high-power cryogenic inverters.
NASA SBIR Phase II Subcontract
March 2005 - MTECH has participated in a NASA-funded SBIR Phase II granted to GPD Optoelectronics to develop silicon-germanium (SiGe) diodes for space applications. In this project, MTECH tested GPD-manufactured devices.
Navy Phase I SBIR Study Completed
February 2005 - MTECH has successfully completed Phase I of a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant funded by the Navy to study cryogenic capacitors. MTECH evaluated commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) capacitors, as well as new dielectric materials, and finished the project by constructing a cryogenic capacitor bank.
Shim Controller Shipped to Berkeley
November 2004 - MTECH has shipped a high-precision shim controller intended for use with the ultra-homogeneous B1 Magnet. The magnet, to be used for single-sided table-top NMR studies, was delivered to Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) in August of 2004.