Julie Orlando began working for Nanotronics’ cofounders Matthew and John Putman at their previous company, Tech Pro, Inc. where she played a key role in hardware development, sales, and customer service. When Roper Industries acquired Tech Pro in 2008, Orlando went on to run a division of Duramax, leading projects for major industrial entities, defense contractors, and branches of the military. Orlando joined Nanotronics as employee number three, where she currently holds the position of Chief Product Officer. Orlando has published several papers in both domestic and international journals, which she has presented at material science conferences and symposia.
Process improvement for the manufacturing of effective high performance gallium oxide (Ga2O3) based semiconductor devices is imperative in consolidating Ga2O3 as a singularly promising material for cost effective, mass-producible, and robust manufacturing. Other wide bandgap silicon alternatives (i.e. SiC and GaN) are impeded by high costs and complicated, time-consuming adjustments. Enhancing growth rate of Ga2O3 films without compromising crystal quality can be accomplished through implementing insights offered by ancillary deep learning models. Artificial intelligence techniques that take programmed reactor settings, sensor-read environmental conditions, resulting crystallographic defectivity, and overall outgoing quality as inputs can infer processing improvements upstream using neural networks trained by skilled engineers.