Designer of circuits lands $1M in grants
Fayetteville-based tech firm Ozark Integrated Circuits recently received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force to develop packaging for control systems in jets and a nearly $310,00 award from the U.S. Department of Energy to further develop detectors and high temperature electronics.
The combined grants will also allow Ozark Integrated Circuits to expand its offices, according to a release Tuesday.
The Air Force grant will be used to develop packaging for jet engine control systems that can operate at temperatures as high as 572 degrees Fahrenheit. The grant builds on previous work the company performed for the Air Force.
The Department of Energy grant will be used to continue work on scalable, ultraviolet detectors for use in geothermal wells.
Ozark Integrated Circuits designs semiconductors and circuits that can survive extreme environments, including space. It was spun out of research at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and operates out of the Arkansas Research and Technology Park.