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Cooler Technology, Brighter Future

Akash Systems was created to make the world a better place through technology. With Diamond Cooling we can save energy and power the cutting-edge technology that promises a better tomorrow

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At Akash Systems, our mission is to leverage novel materials science for a sustainable future. We are advancing innovations responsibly with our Diamond Cooling technology.


The history of
akash systems

Akash Systems' co-founder and CEO, Felix Ejeckam, shares his personal inspiration behind Akash's groundbreaking technologies.


Our Journey So Far

Discover the key milestones that have shaped Akash Systems into the industry leader it is today.


Felix Ejeckam invents GaN-on-Diamond

Akash Systems co-founder and CEO successfully grows diamond on Gallium Nitride for the first time in the world, creating a GaN-on-Diamond wafer.


Group4 Labs acquired by Element Six (DeBeers)

Felix, Dan Francis, and Group4 Labs achieve GaN-on-Diamond achieves global recognition, leading to its acquisition by Element Six, a division of De Beers.


GaN-on-Diamond Patents

Felix and former colleague, Ty Mitchell, buy back GaN-on-Diamond patents.


Akash Systems Founded

Felix and Ty Mitchell create Akash Systems, which they dedicated to further developing and expanding the applications of GaN-on-Diamond.


Resilient US-based Supply Chain Established

Amidst a global pandemic, Akash develops a resilient US-based supply chain to survive the tough period.


Satellite Radios Begin Shipping

Akash begins shipping space-qualified Satellite radios for Earth Observation markets.


Satellite Radios launching into Orbit & Major Advancements

Akash’s GaN-on-Diamond Satellite Radios are launched into orbit for the first time. It’s the first time in the world that GaN-on-Diamond is used in Space. Additionally, Patent count surpasses 70 and Akash Systems launches two new products that will revolutionize thermal conductivity in major industries: AI, Data Centers, and more.


Meet Our Team

We are a diverse group of talented individuals.

Felix Ejeckam, Ph.D.

Felix Ejeckam, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, CEO, Board Director

Felix Ejeckam co-founded Akash Systems and serves as CEO, leveraging his pioneering work in GaN-on-Diamond technology. With over 100 publications and 80 patents, he is a recognized leader in the field. Felix's expertise earned him the title of Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum in 2021. His vision drives Akash's innovative approach to satellite communications.

Ty Mitchell, Ph.D.

Ty Mitchell, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, Board Director, Managing Director

Ty Mitchell, Co-Founder and Board Director of Akash Systems, excels in GaN and SiC materials, optoelectronics, and LED lighting. He has a robust background in technology and business leadership, having led companies like Cree, Inc. Ty started his career at GE and IBM and holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley.

Daniel Francis, Ph.D.

Daniel Francis, Ph.D.

VP, Materials

Daniel Francis is the VP of Materials at Akash Systems and a leader in GaN-on-Diamond technologies. He co-founded Group4 Labs and developed GaN-on-Diamond wafers at Element 6. With over 100 papers and 20 patents, Dan holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University.

Paul Saunier, Ph.D.

Paul Saunier, Ph.D.

Vice President of Device Technology

Paul Saunier, VP of Device Technology at Akash Systems, has over 35 years of management and engineering experience. A pioneer in GaAs and GaN RF and Power devices, Paul has held senior roles at Qorvo/TriQuint and Texas Instruments. He holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and has published over 120 papers and holds 10 patents.

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Innovation and Technology

We constantly strive to innovate and use technology to improve lives globally.

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