Leveraging Grants into Business Success
Mar 3, 2003
Brewer Science, Inc. (BSI), founded in 1981 by Dr. Terry Brewer, is a leading supplier of specialty chemicals and instruments to the micro- and optoelectronics industries worldwide. The technologies of Brewer Science can be found in products such as computers, cameras, video recorders, cellular phones, medical instrumentation, telecommunications equipment, automobiles, games, and flight instrument displays on military and commercial aircraft and NASA's space shuttle.
Since 1984, Brewer Science has received more than forty Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from more than six different SBIR agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (now the Missile Defense Agency), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Air Force, Navy, and NASA.
Brewer Science has a demonstrated track record of turning SBIR-funded research into successful commercial products. In part, SBIR awards have funded g-line, i-line, deep ultra-violet and 193-nm bottom anti-reflective coating (BARC) products currently on the market. These commercial products include g-line products (XLT and XL20), i-line products (XHRi, WIDE®, and iCON), deep ultra-violet products (CD11, DUV30, DUV32, DUV44, DUV52, and DUV54) and 193-nm products (ARC25, ARC27, and ARC29).
SBIR dollars have been used to develop innovative BARC products as well as optoelectronics products in support of the integrated circuit (IC), color sensor, and display industries. Brewer specialty chemical products benefit both defense-related and IC industries by enabling IC manufacturers to fabricate faster, more reliable and robust, and cost-effective microprocessors, memory, logic and applications-specific microchips.
Brewer Science has also been successful in securing congressional appropriations to support advanced research and development projects related to defense. Brewer Science is currently developing defense-related technologies and products in the following areas: 1) polymer-based infrared sensors, 2) biological sensor platforms, 3) microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) materials and processes, 4) chemical vapor deposition of organic thin films, 5) high-resolution displays and optoelectronic materials and 6) wafer-scale planarization, imprinting and packaging. These areas are related to the research and development of new and innovative materials, processes and instruments for use in the IC and related industries.
Brewer Science has a number of ongoing research and development relationships with commercial companies, universities and institutes worldwide. These partnerships are essential to leverage the internal capabilities of Brewer Science using external resources and to gain a better understanding of the technical problems the IC and related industries are facing. These partnerships enable us to bring relevant technical solutions (i.e., materials, processes, or instruments) to our customers to help them solve their complex technical problems.
Most importantly our customers and the community find that Brewer Science is a company of the people, for the customer and by the technology
To learn more about Brewer Science, please visit our web site at www.brewerscience.com.