Summary: For more than 30 years, UCSB and Teledyne Scientific and
Imaging (TS&I) have successfully worked together to produce
products in electronics and other leading-edge communications
technologies both for consumer markets and for the aerospace
Collaborations with TS&I have involved a significant array of faculty,
from Nobel Laureate and physicist
Herbert Kroemer to electrical and
computer engineer Mark Rodwell.
Over the years, Kroemer worked with
TS&I on the semiconductor gallium
arsenide developing high-speed
electronic devices. One of these was
the GaAs heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT).
Initially funded by the military, the HBT ended up filling a commercial
niche in cell phones. Rodwell's research, also in high-speed
electronics, has yielded more than $100 million in federal research
funding to generate the next generation of devices aimed at
terahertz frequencies. Eleven faculty members have collaborated
with TS&I in recent years.