Timeline of Company
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Xallent a Phase I small business technology transfer (STTR) grant to explore the technical feasibility of developing advanced nanofabrication and nanoprobing instrumentation to fabricate atomically precise strongly correlated materials for applications in high efficiency computing.
Xallent signs an NDA with a major semiconductor foundry and begins to work with its engineers to develop custom probes geared toward testing their memory devices. The work with the foundry resulted in the development of a portfolio of probes that are currently being marketed by Xallent.
Right after graduating from Cornell University with a doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering, Dr. Kwame Amponsah founded Xallent, LLC with guidance from his academic advisor Dr. Amit Lal and high tech executive Dr. Ashish Kumar to commercialize a nanomachine probing technology that he co-invented as part of his doctoral work. Thanks to the American tax payers, National Science Foundation and Army Research Laboratory for supporting his doctoral work.