Ridgetop’s radiation-hardened micro-device being developed for particle accelerators
July 31, 2012 • David Wichner Arizona Daily Star
A Tucson-area company that has long specialized in predicting failure is prognosticating success with technology to help scientists unlock the secret life of atoms.
Ridgetop Group recently won two Small Business Innovation Research contracts worth $1 million each from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop analog-to-digital signal processor chips for particle accelerators used in research.
Particle accelerators are used by physicists to smash sub-atomic particles together to learn about the elemental building blocks of matter – sometimes discovering whole new classes of particles in the process.