Since 1983, HYPRES has been engaged in the development and commercialization of superconducting microelectronics. Superconducting integrated circuits (ICs) represent a significant advance over existing semiconductor technologies. HYPRES has established world-leadership in superconducting technology and is the premier commercial supplier of primary voltage standard circuits used in metrology laboratories worldwide.
HYPRES was founded in 1983 and has since been active in advanced R&D programs while developing the second generation IC technology for superconductive electronics. This includes a reliable all-refractory niobium IC process that resolves the materials-related issues that had limited progress in the IBM Josephson computer program. In addition, a new logic family is now applied that takes full advantage of the intrinsic properties of superconductors and enables gate speeds approaching 1,000 GHz (770 GHz demonstrated in the laboratory).
The company is located in Elmsford, NY, and includes a complete superconducting integrated circuit fabrication line. The facility is totally self-sufficient and includes thin film and photolithography processing and support functions covering CAD, device testing, and cryogenics development. Our staff is expert in circuit design, circuit fabrication, packaging, and cryogenics. In addition to capabilities in superconductivity, other HYPRES technologies enable advanced microfabrication processes which lead to unique micromachined sensors for the detection of infrared and millimeter wave radiation without cooling.