There are two types of crystals ‒ single crystal and polycrystalline ‒ which differ depending on the orientation of grains that make up the crystal.
Single crystal materials are those in which the grains are aligned in a uniform pattern. Diamonds are a perfect example. Diamonds, which are hard and clear, are made of carbon, but so is pencil lead, which is soft and black. The base material is the same, but their characteristics differ dramatically depending on the crystalline state.
There has been an understanding in the industry that various material characteristics could be improved by adopting single crystal materials, but practical applications have been hindered by engineering difficulties and prohibitive costs. KRYSTAL overcame these issues by applying original single crystal technologies, successfully creating single crystal materials that were considered unattainable in the past.
We are now able to manufacture even more products, and respond to an even wider range of customer needs.
KRYSTAL Inc. was established through the spinoff of the Film Forming Division at Advanced Material Technologies, Inc., which has led the industry in the manufacture and sales of DLC film forming equipment and the development of high-performance PZT (lead zirconate titanate). In the development of MEMS materials, KRYSTAL was the first in the world to successfully create a single crystal form of PZT, which is used universally in MEMS applications, and has contributed to dramatic improvements in performance.
As a next step, we are currently developing materials for band-pass filters, which are used in mobile communications. With a passion for technological development, we will continue to develop a wide range of “single crystal” materials.
We look forward to your valued guidance and support.
Profile of KRYSTAL
|Company Name||KRYSTAL Inc.|
|Head Office||2-1-17 Asutopia, Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan 755-0152|
|TEL.FAX||TEL.: +81-(0)836-39-7822 FAX.: +81-(0)836-39-8230|
|Capital||61.5 million yen|
|Established||July 12, 2017|
|Affiliate company||Advanced Material Technologies, Inc.
956-1 Nishihirai, Nagareyama City, Chiba Prefecture 270-0156
TEL.: +81-(0)4-7150-5731 FAX.: +81-(0)4-7150-5741
|Outline of business||〇Consignment of film deposition for single crystal lower electrodes, PZT single crystal film,
and upper electrodes, and sales of coated wafers
〇Film deposition for single crystal lower electrodes with three orientations
(ZrO2, Pt, SRO films), and sales of deposited wafers
〇Design, development, manufacturing, and sales of high-performance thin-film electronic
devices for MEMS
〇Development, manufacturing, and sales of single crystal piezoelectric thin films
for next-generation MEMS
|Patent No. 6498821||Film structure and method for producing the same||June 13, 2018|
|Patent No. 6598032||Ferroelectric ceramic and method for producing the same||April 27, 2015|
|Patent No. 6347085||Ferroelectric film and method for producing the same||February 18, 2014|
|Patent No. 6311178||Piezoelectric film and ferroelectric ceramics, and piezoelectric film inspection method;||December 27, 2013|
Film deposition equipment, inspection equipment, and quality assurance
Here, we introduce the latest film deposition equipment that supports KRYSTAL’s engineering capabilities, as well as the inspection equipment and quality assurance structures that make it possible to achieve high levels of quality.Click here for details
■ From the JR Sanyo Line, Ube Station: 21 min. by car ■ From the JR Ube Line, Tokonami Station: 10 min. by car
■From the Sanyo Expressway, Ube-Shimonoseki Route: 8 min. by car from the Ube Interchange