From R&D to Business
CrystAl-N was founded in 2010 as a spin-off from the Materials Science Department 6 of Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) with more than 10 years of expertise in the growth of bulk AlN crystals.
The Company is led by the renowned crystal growth expert Dr. Boris Epelbaum and Dr. Paul Heimann. CrystAl-N is advised by senior scientist Prof. Albrecht Winnacker and serial entrepreneur Horst Linn who previously founded SiCrystal AG, today's second- biggest supplier of silicon carbide substrates.
In 2011, CrystAl-N moved from Erlangen to Fürth into larger facilities.
2012 Establishing of sales representations and offices in China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea.
2013 Enlargement of product portfolio to ultrapure aluminum nitride powder and tungesten and molybdenum parts.
In the heart of the European metropolitan region of Nuremberg
With approximately 3.5 million inhabitants and 150.000 companies, the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region is a trendsetting centre of national and international importance for Europe. It is impetus for different developments concerning social, cultural, economic and technological aspects.
The Nuremberg metropolitan region offers a broad spectrum of outstanding universities and research institutions.
At the heart of the European metropolitan region Nuremberg (EMN) are 13 universities and universities of applied science, with more than 55,000 students. 20 well-known research institutes and applications centres engage in close cooperation between industry and research. Based on the number of patent applications per resident, the EMN ranks number three in Germany. The focal points in the development of new materials and the manufacture of electronics and electro-technical products.

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