Big Nano unbinds the inherent constraints convention imposes upon modern system architectures, circuit designs, and systems of production!
In recent years, the word Disruptive has been so misapplied it is now almost meaningless. If you lived through the emergence of the Space Age, you witnessed how advances in the materials sciences fundamentally shifted economic paradigms. From the popularized “plastics, plastics, plastics” mantra to handheld transistor radios, the quality of our lives improved and the economic revitalization led to new wealth potentials.
History clearly shows that new and improved materials are always at the forefront of industrial progress and economic prosperity. From the Bessemer process for steel production, which led to the expansion of many worldwide industries, to reverse osmosis polymer membranes used for water purification, higher quality materials have fundamentally improved productive industry and the human condition.
Vacuum tubes originally invented in the 1600’s were not commercialized until the 1850’s when advanced materials manufacturing technologies enabled them to be distributed at a profit. This materials innovation birthed the dawn of the Electronics Era, the beginning of global communications, and the awakening of the human community.
The transistor, first invented in 1947, did not significantly penetrate commercial markets until advances in materials science in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s allowed 7 transistors to be integrated onto a single chip. This innovation delivered the economic viability needed to commercially displace vacuum tubes from virtually all consumer products and birthed the panoply of devices that enrich our lives today.
Our Big Nano solutions satisfy technical and economic criteria needed to displace the economically exhausted microelectronic system assemblies built using 70 year-old printed circuit board technologies.
By eliminating compositional and grain size variations in our laminated electroceramics, high performance Big Nano microstructures satisfy “critical performance tolerances” needed to achieve the last step of microelectronic integration. (See image above right). Big Nano electroceramics enable passive components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors) having performance varying less than the ±1% from their design values over ALL standard operating temperatures to be integrated onto semiconductors without damaging transistors embedded beneath their surface.
Frontier NanoSystems is using this core competence to develop novel power management designs that improve the efficiency of our power grid and fundamentally change computing and radio architectures. Our patented power management systems will ultimately allow the capacity of a contemporary computer workstation to be held in the palm of a hand, and be driven by powers measuring 1 Watt or less.