Lake Shore enters into agreement with SWISSto12 for THz waveguide technology
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc. and SWISSto12, SA announced today that they have entered into an exclusive agreement under which SWISSto12 will supply Lake Shore with purpose-specific terahertz (THz) waveguides based on SWISSto12’s patent-pending low-loss technology.
SWISSto12’s waveguide products enable high-frequency energy (from about 100 GHz to over 1 THz) to be transmitted efficiently over appreciable distances, a problem that has previously thwarted the application of these important frequencies.
To keep up with the ever-increasing demand for high-performance computing and communications bandwidth, the semiconductor industry must continually explore new semiconductor materials and develop new high-speed chip designs. Probe stations provide convenient precision platforms for early measurement of the performance of these new devices. Lake Shore plans to apply the SWISSto12 technology to its popular line of cryogenic probe stations, with the goal of introducing several THz frequency on-wafer probing solutions in the near future.
About Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
Supporting advanced research since 1968, Lake Shore Cryotronics of Westerville, Ohio is a leading innovator in measurement and control solutions for materials characterization under extreme temperature and magnetic field conditions. High-performance product solutions from Lake Shore include cryogenic temperature sensors and instrumentation, magnetic test and measurement systems, probe stations, and precision materials characterizations systems that explore the electronic and magnetic properties of next-generation materials. Lake Shore serves an international base of research customers at leading university, government, aerospace, and commercial research institutions and is supported by a global network of sales and service facilities.
About SWISSto12, SA
Spun-off from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) in 2011, SWISSto12 of Lausanne, Switzerland commercializes low-loss wave-guiding components for mm waves to THz signals that are based on a portfolio of patented technologies. SWISSto12 standardizes its components while maintaining compatibility with existing interfaces (such as UG 387/UM) in order to facilitate the integration of THz applications. The company supplies key components and innovative application platforms in the fields of test & measurement, on-wafer probing, material measurements, radio-astronomy, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.