Life BioScience, Inc., an Albuquerque, NM-based developer of a series of glass ceramic-based materials that will provide a new product platform for aerospace, telecommunications, electronics packaging and life sciences industries, has received a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The funds, which are part of the federal government’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, will be used to further develop the company’s proprietary glass ceramic platform for electronic packaging substrates.
These substrates will integrate a number of enhancements into a single substrate that includes high density copper interconnects, high pressure microfluidics for thermal management requirements and optical waveguide systems.
Over the last decade, packaging was considered a secondary issue after integrated circuit development, but increasing costs and substrate material limitations have brought it to the forefront. This NSF project directly addresses these cost and material constraints.