SMD began operations in July 2001 as Stellar Display Corporation to develop field emission displays. We changed the name to Stellar Micro Devices in July 2002 to reflect our new emphasis on other vacuum microelectronic devices. SMD continues to generate innovations in projects funded by private companies and government agencies for high power amplifiers, terahertz sources, hardened cold cathodes and various applications of advanced X-ray sources. Some of our past government funding agencies are shown below.
In late 2007 SMD established Stellarray, Inc. to commercialize a patent-pending flat panel X-ray source for use in sterilization, security and medical imaging. The National Institute of Standards and Technology provided support the development of this technology under the Advanced Technology Program, which has led to several commercial opportunities. Stellarray will sell the panels themselves and products using the, such as a small irradiator for blood transfusion safety.
SMD can supply advanced field emission cold cathodes as well as hermetic packagessealed at room temperature for the MEMS industry. We do our work in a well-equipped 10,800 sq. ft. development and custom production facility in north Austin.
SMD’s innovations are created by a multi-disciplinary team, supported by skilled technicians for lithography, deposition, etch, measurement and test. SMD frequently works with other innovators at leading universities and national laboratories.