Element Six and Orbray Forge Diamond Alliance for the Future

Element Six and Orbray, both world leaders in high-performing advanced materials have announced a strategic collaboration to deliver the world’s highest quality wafer-scale single crystal (SC) diamond at sizes and levels of quality beyond what is possible today.

The partnership will enable tomorrow’s cutting-edge industrial applications across telecommunications, defence, and artificial intelligence (AI) to reach their full potential using their novel material solutions.

Synthetic diamond, with its superlative properties and high thermal conductivity, is promising to become the go-to material platform for the next technological century. However, unlocking disruptive industrial opportunities can only be realised if a reliable supply of wafer-scale SC diamond is available.

Wafer-scale single crystal synthetic diamond is a large, high-quality diamond grown as a single crystal on a wafer-sized substrate. It possesses exceptional properties like high breakdown field and thermal conductivity.

Element Six pioneered electronic grade SC diamond development and production, commercialising its first SC product range in the 2000s, while Orbray developed a unique process to grow SC diamond on cost-efficient sapphire substrates.

The partnership between these pioneering companies will deliver a reliable supply of high-quality, wafer-scale, single crystal diamond for key applications, including 6G wireless components, advanced power and RF electronics, sensing, thermal management, and quantum devices.

Siobhán Duffy, CEO at Element Six, said:

“Both Element Six and Orbray have many distinctive traits in common: a heritage of excellence and trust, spanning over eight decades, as well as a drive for innovation and a desire to push the boundaries of technology to achieve ever-better solutions that can benefit the world.

“This strategic collaboration will allow us to combine our respective core competencies towards the development of a world’s first: the highest quality wafer-scale single crystal synthetic diamond.”    

Ms. Riyako Namiki, President and CEO at Orbray, said: “The strategic collaboration between Element Six and Orbray represents the next milestone to unlock a new era of single-crystal diamond applications, delivering unprecedented competitive advantage and new heights of performance to an ever-growing range of global customers.”

Element Six has already accelerated key advances in a wide range of novel applications, enabling significant milestones such as the identification of Higg’s boson and the advancement of optics technology for metrology in the pharmaceutical industry.           

You can read Element Six’s full release here.