Zyvex Labs and Scienta Omicron announce collaboration (March 2016)
Scienta Omicron and Zyvex Labs announce a collaboration to develop and distribute tools for research and manufacturing that require atomic precision. The ZyVector STM Control System from Zyvex Labs turns Scienta Omicron STMs into an atomically-precise scanned-probe lithography tools, and will be distributed world-wide by Scienta Omicron.Scienta Omicron brings together the two leading innovators in Surface Science – the former VG Scienta and Omicron NanoTechnology. This exciting new company creates new capabilities for the research community by combining the technology leaders in electron spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopy and thin film deposition. These capabilities are available in custom tailored systems from one source with sales and service groups located in all major markets around the world.
Zyvex Labs LLC pursues the vision to develop Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM). Recently, Zyvex Labs has developed ZyVector TM for automated STM Lithography to enable users to create quantum computers and other transformational systems that require atomic precision. By pairing it with Scienta Omicron STMs, unmatched lithography will be possible, with much higher reproducibility and throughput, scaling up from research level patt erning towards APM. See more at www.zyvexlabs.com
ZyVector TM automates the process of performing Hydrogen Depassivation Lithography (HDL), using an STM tip to remove H atoms from a surface. It can write arbitrary patterns defined in a vector or a bitmap format. Patterns can be written using a lithography pixel defined by the atomic lattice. As well as developing ZyVector TM as a tool for atomically precise patterning on small scale, researchers at Zyvex Labs are leveraging its capabilities to create nano-functional devices on the micrometer scale. ZyVector TM therefore opens up new possibiliti es to scale up SPM based lithography by setting new standards in reproducibility, automation, thermal drift and piezo creep compensation.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Zyvex Labs organized a Lifetime Achievement Award for Frans Holthuysen of Philips Research Labs for his significant body of work in the field of Micrographs with a Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEMs).
The Award was given at the 2013 MNE Conference in London and was sponsored by FEI a leading manufacturer of SEMs. John Randall, President of Zyvex Labs has been hosting Micrograph Contests at the International Conference for Electron , Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN) since 1995 and the Micro Nano Engineering Conference(MNE)since 2005.
Army Research Office Grant (September 2013)
Zyvex Labs received a grant from the Army Research Office to develop nanofabrication technology to make qubit devices which would be key components in quantum computers. The three year $3.3M program started Sept 25, 2013.
Wired (January 2012)
A recent paper published in the prestigious journal Science has created a large interest in Atomically Precise Devices. Michelle Simmons, the director of the Australian Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication was interviewed by WIRED and called out Zyvex Labs as a company working on Atomically Precise Manufacturing. See the full interview at www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/01/aussie-ohm/
UTD Alumni Spotlight (April 2008)
Jim Von Ehr (M.S. ’81) was recognized by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce as the 2007 Citizen of the Year. To read the complete article, click here.
Zyvex founder named “Citizen of the Year” (February 2008)
The Richardson [Texas] Chamber of Commerce honored Jim Von Ehr with the 2007 “Citizen of the Year Award” during the 51st Annual Banquet at the Renaissance Hotel on Wednesday, February 27th. For the complete press release, click here.
Commercializing Micro-Nanotechnology Products (December 2007)
A new book from CRC Press features a chapter written by Zyvex founder Jim Von Ehr: “Zyvex Corporation: Providing Nanotechnology Solutions today.” The chapter discusses Zyvex’s Materials and Instruments product lines, our partners, processes, and corporate focus. It also contains a section on Zyvex’s vision for atomically precise manufacturing and the 2001 NIST-ATP grant for “Assemblers for Nanotechnology Applications and Manufacturing: Enabling the Nanotechnology Era.” The book can be ordered directly from Amazon.com.
Dallas Blog (October 2007)
Roman Kitka interviewed Zyvex founder Jim Von Ehr. You can watch the video here.
Dallas Business Journal (April 2007)
Our four new companies were featured in, “Zyvex splits up, will move one unit to Ohio.” Note: The editors printed incorrect revenue numbers for Zyvex Instruments and Zyvex Performance Materials (they were provided in the reverse order). The editors are issuing a correction.
Dallas Morning News (April 2007)
Zyvex was featured in Victor Godinez’ article, “Small molecules, big impact.”