Element Six opens synthetic diamond fab in Silicon Valley to serve US customers

May 30, 2012 – BUSINESS WIRE — Element Six, maker of synthetic diamond supermaterials, opened its first US manufacturing facility in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara, CA), housing production, technical, and customer service. It will enable direct connections to Element Six Technologies Division’s customers and partners in the US.

Figure 1. Synthetic Diamond in semiconductors offers thermal management of high-power devices, lowering device operating temperatures. SOURCE: Business Wire.

The company, based in Europe, runs manufacturing operations in China, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, South Africa, and the UK. Element Six reports “growing demand and interest in synthetic diamond for commercial use in advanced technology applications” in the US. Element Six synthetic diamond offers high hardness, thermal conductivity, and beneficial optical and electro-chemical properties for technology applications.

Figure 2. Element Six synthetic diamond is integrated into quantum computing, bio-medical sensors, water treatment, and other applications. SOURCE: Business Wire.

In addition to thermal management in semiconductors, laser applications, and bio-medical products, the synthetic diamond material is being developed into new applications, said Cyrus Jilla, CEO of Element Six.

The company also recently announced construction of its largest and most sophisticated synthetic diamond supermaterials research and development facility in Oxford, UK.

Element Six is an independently managed synthetic diamond supermaterials company. Element Six is part of the De Beers Family of Companies and is co-owned by Umicore, the Belgian materials group. Learn more at www.e6.com.

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