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AKHAN Awarded Phase II Win by U.S. Army for 2019 xTechSearch

March 13, 2019

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 13, 2019--The United States Army has named AKHAN Semiconductor, Inc. as a Phase II awardee and semifinalist in the United States Army Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch) 2.0. Later this month, AKHAN representatives will travel to Huntsville, Alabama to present live at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA)’s 2019 Annual Global Force Symposium and Exposition, the “largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America” according to the event’s website. This year’s exposition will feature more than 600 exhibitors. It will also host as many as 30,000 attendees from more than half the world’s countries.

“We’re ecstatic to advance to the semifinal round of the U.S. Army 2019 xTech competition,” said AKHAN Founder & CEO Adam Khan. “We look forward to leveraging our advances in consumer technology to service the near-term and future Army modernization priorities. We are honored for the opportunity to present alongside so many military leaders and industrial experts.”

AKHAN will display its Miraj Diamond® technology for protective coatings on Tuesday, Mar. 26 in the event’s Innovator’s Corner — a designated area for xTechSearch Phase II winners to showcase new solutions in line with the Army’s priorities for modernization. Phase II winners will also give formal presentations of their technologies, spaced out across the three days of the AUSA event.

AKHAN secured a Phase I Award earlier this year after competing among 300 entrants. Company representatives then presented AKHAN’s Future Vertical Lift solution live in Austin, TX, as part of xTechSearch’s competition for Phase II awards. xTechSearch is currently exploring technologies related to cyber warfare, future vertical lift, and other topics. To accelerate technology concepts that may benefit Army stakeholders, the program will award $2M to competing companies over the next several months. The program’s goals include “integrating the sector of nontraditional innovators into the Army’s research and development ecosystem.” The 2019 AUSA National Meeting will take place at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL from March 26-28.

AKHAN’s flagship Miraj Diamond® Glass for consumer display is 6x stronger, 10x harder, and runs over 800x cooler than leading glass competitors like Gorilla Glass by coating standard commercial glass such as aluminosilicate, BK7, and Fused Silica with lab-grown nanocrystalline diamond. Diamond-based technology is capable of increasing power density as well as creating faster, lighter, and simpler devices for consumer use. For more information, please contact Christopher Fox at 847.855.8400 or email at  chris@akhansemi.com.

About AKHAN

AKHAN is a technology company specializing in the fabrication and application of electronics-grade diamonds as functional semiconductors. AKHAN is headquartered in Gurnee, Illinois. Additional information about AKHAN is available on the Company’s website at https://www.akhansemi.com/.

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CONTACT: AKHAN Semiconductor

Christopher Fox, 847-855-8400

chris@akhansemi.com

www.akhansemi.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ALABAMA ILLINOIS TEXAS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING OTHER MANUFACTURING NATURAL RESOURCES MINING/MINERALS DEFENSE OTHER DEFENSE

SOURCE: AKHAN Semiconductor, Inc.

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