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AKHAN Semiconductor Joins U.S. Council on Competitiveness

June 28, 2016
By Business Wire News


AKHAN Semiconductor, the Illinois-based manufacturer of Nanocrystalline (NCD) based materials & devices, has joined the U.S. Council on Competitiveness. The company’s Miraj Diamond Platform is the most advanced diamond semiconductor platform in the world.

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“The Council prides itself on its innovative membership, and AKHAN embodies the type of forward-looking, advanced companies that will keep the U.S. competing at the highest level in the coming decades,” said Deborah L. Wince-Smith, president and CEO, U.S. Council on Competitiveness.

Adam Khan, AKHAN’s founder and CEO, joins more than 140 industry CEOs, university presidents, national lab directors and labor leaders on the Council, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this winter. The group identifies policy solutions and creates public-private partnerships between its members and the federal government in order to ensure U.S. prosperity in the global economy.

“Having pledged to increase the U.S. economic competitiveness in the global marketplace through our leadership and growth in the diamond semiconductor market, AKHAN’s work and goals are well aligned with the broader mission of the Council,” said Khan. “I’m deeply honored and ecstatic to be joining the esteemed Council members, and look forward to jointly furthering our common goals in growing American prosperity.”

About the US Council on Competitiveness

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the US Council on Competitiveness is a nonpartisan, leadership organization composed of CEOs, university presidents, labor leaders, and national lab directors committed to ensuring that the United States remains the world leader. The Council has one main goal: to strengthen America’s competitive advantage by acting as a catalyst for innovative public policy solutions. For more information, please visit

About AKHAN Semiconductor

Formed in late 2012, AKHAN Semiconductor, Inc. (AKHAN SEMI) is an Illinois Corporation. The primary aim of AKHAN SEMI is to develop and manufacture next generation Nanocrystalline (NCD) based materials & devices. AKHAN SEMI’s IP portfolio combines AKHAN’s breakthrough Miraj Diamond™ portfolio with revolutionary low temperature diamond deposition technology developed by Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials — resulting in the world’s most advanced diamond semiconductor platform. The company is based in Gurnee, IL.

AKHAN Semiconductor
Christopher Fox, 847-421-5717
US Council on Competitiveness
Sam Wineka, 202-383-9503