De­signer of cir­cuits lands $1M in grants

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BUSINESS & FARM - — John Magsam

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.

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