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REDLEN TECHNOLOGIES
Industry semiconductor
Founded 1999
Headquarters Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Key people
Ken Spencer – Chair
Glenn Bindley, President & CEO
Bob Redden, VP Research & Development
Dr. Henry Chen, Director of Detector Characterization
Peter Watson, VP Finance
Products CZT Detectors
Website

Company Description[edit]

Redlen Technologies is a manufacturer of high resolution Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT)[1] semiconductor radiation detectors [2] for a new generation of detection and imaging equipment including Nuclear Cardiology, CT Scanning, Baggage Scanning and Dirty Bomb Detection. The company pioneered a production process for manufacturing advanced CZT semiconductor wafers [3] with its proprietary Traveling Heater Method (THM) technology. Redlen also offers high purity Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) feedstock product to the Thin Film Solar Photovoltaic (PV) market [4].

Corporate History[edit]

Bob Redden, a career metallurgical engineer, recognized the commercial potential of CZT in radiation imaging applications [5]. Bob’s experience in compound semiconductor crystal growth and pure metals refining enabled him to realize that the standard ‘Bridgman process’ used to grow most compound semiconductor crystals would not work well for CZT. Bob believed that the problems of producing CZT could be solved by using a THM solution-growth process. Bob undertook research on THM crystal growth, including assignments for the Canadian Space Agency, conducting zero gravity crystal growth experiments on the MIR space station, which furthered his belief in the THM process.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://spie.org/x648.html?product_id=740472 "The crystal geometry and the aspect ratio effects on spectral performance of CdZnTe Frisch collar device"
  2. ^ http://www.astro.isas.jaxa.jp/~takahasi/DownLoad/Takahashi_Review_NDIP08_small.pdf "Recent Advances on CdTe/CdZnTe detectors"
  3. ^ http://www.electricity-tool.com/doc/181344-Poster-Program-May-12-2008/ "Electricity Tool May 2008 -- SORMA Conference"
  4. ^ http://globalsolartechnology.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4689&Itemid=9 "New NanoMarkets report on Thin-Film photovoltaics materials sees $13 billion opportunity in 2017"
  5. ^ http://www.mrs.org/s_mrs/sec_subscribe.asp?CID=18426&DID=246591&action=detail "Recent Advances in THM CZT for Nuclear Radiation Detection"