Silicon has played an essential role to the semiconductor industry to-date. However, we are now entering an age where certain applications require more expensive semiconductor material than silicon. In the high-frequency and high-power regimes, silicon is not suited to play a strong role.
Thus, Rayton has developed a unique technology that has the potential to reduce the price point for next-generation electronics by up to 25 percent. Because of this, Rayton can play a vital role in expediting the growth of 5G infrastructure, advanced automotive electronics, cellular technology, solar cells, and more. By lowering supply costs, Rayton achieves considerable market leverage, as we seek to supply all companies fabricating electronics on these advanced materials.
The vast majority of current and next-generation electronics require fast speeds, high power or both (1, 2, 3, 4). The material properties of silicon are insufficient to meet the demands for these applications.
Semiconductors such as gallium nitride, gallium arsenide, and silicon carbide (GaN, GaAs, and SiC) have better electronic properties than silicon, and are currently used in the manufacturing of high-speed, high-power electronics. (1) However, the material costs for GaN, GaAs and SiC are magnitudes higher than silicon.
Rayton stands poised to flip that equation on its head, utilizing a unique manufacturing process that efficiently uses these materials.
(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4)